Latest News

aircraft wing

New major created in aeronautics and astronautics

May 4, 2017 3:28 pm
Prodded by students and pulled by traditional firms and startups, Stanford is creating an undergraduate major in aeronautics and astronautics. “For almost 60 years we’ve had successful graduate and research programs,” said professor Charbel Farhat, chair of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. “Now we have a way to help Stanford undergraduates find their places… Read more New major created in aeronautics and astronautics
Farouk Dey

Stanford's transformation of career education

April 21, 2017 10:48 am
In recent years, Stanford has transformed career education on campus by adopting a new philosophy that highlights meaningful work, connections and communities—an approach that is reflected in its name, Bridging Education, Ambition and Meaningful Work (BEAM), Farouk Dey, dean of career education, recently told the Stanford Faculty Senate. “This is not your typical college placement… Read more Stanford's transformation of career education
Roble Hall

Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

April 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Venerable, ivy-covered Roble Hall will turn 100 in 2018. Roble resident fellow Jeffrey Ball hopes that, in its second century, the dorm known as Stanford University’s “La Grande Dame” will stand as a symbol and embodiment of sustainable living. Ball is a writer on energy and the environment, scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy… Read more Making Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

Alcohol policy check-in

April 13, 2017 2:03 pm
Six months after the university updated its alcohol policy to include a ban on large containers of hard liquor in student residences and prohibited hard alcohol at undergraduate parties, there has been an encouraging decline in the number of students needing alcohol-related emergency medical aid or receiving police citations for alcohol offenses, according to statistics… Read more Alcohol policy check-in
Greg Boardman

Boardman to retire at the end of August

March 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Greg Boardman, Stanford’s vice provost for student affairs, who has led the division for more than a decade, will retire Aug. 31. Provost Persis Drell will share plans for a search committee early in spring quarter. Since 2005, Boardman has provided leadership to a division that currently includes nearly 30 0 professional staff and encompasses… Read more Boardman to retire at the end of August

Stanford continues working to provide support to international and immigrant communities

March 7, 2017 4:18 pm
Stanford is working to provide information and services – and to continue emphasizing the university’s support for all members of the campus community – as events continue to unfold around federal immigration policy. A working group with representatives from across the campus is meeting regularly to coordinate the university’s response to new developments and to… Read more Stanford continues working to provide support to international and immigrant communities
Vaden Health Center

Stanford enhances its focus on mental health

March 6, 2017 3:31 pm
Mental health is a continuing priority at Stanford and many of its peer institutions. Three university health professionals describe how Stanford responds to people in distress and how the university is enhancing its services for those with urgent needs. Jim Jacobs is executive director of Vaden Health Center. Rosan Gomperts is director of the Faculty… Read more Stanford enhances its focus on mental health

Cardinal Care rates set for 2017-18

March 6, 2017 2:55 pm
Vaden Health Center has announced the Cardinal Care student health insurance rates for the upcoming academic year. For 2017-18, the cost of the annual plan will continue at $4,968, a zero percent increase over the current year’s rate. Additional information on the plan, as well as rate and other details for the Student Dependent Health… Read more Cardinal Care rates set for 2017-18
Family Weekend

Stanford Family Weekend opens

February 23, 2017 4:42 pm
Stanford plans to welcome nearly 4,000 people to campus Friday for two days of festivities during Family Weekend 2017. Activities include tours, “Back to School Classes,” receptions in community centers and residence halls and an “Entertainment Extravaganza” featuring performances by student ensembles. It will be the first Family Weekend for Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who… Read more Stanford Family Weekend opens
Family Weekend

Information to know about Family Weekend 2017

February 10, 2017 4:55 pm
Elaine Enos, executive director of Stanford’s Office of Special Events and Protocol, shares information she hopes family members know about Family Weekend. The annual event, which will be held Feb. 24 and 25, is expected to attract more than 3,000 visitors to campus. If we didn’t register in advance, can we still attend, and where… Read more Information to know about Family Weekend 2017