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Stanford’s support for our international and undocumented community

January 30, 2017 8:51 am
Recent events have brought anxiety, dismay and confusion for people in the academic community nationally and internationally as an executive order with new federal restrictions on travel to the United States was implemented. A letter emailed Saturday evening to the Stanford community from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost John Etchemendy and incoming Provost Persis Drell expressed… Read more Stanford’s support for our international and undocumented community

President and Provost write letters welcoming the Stanford community back for Winter Quarter

January 12, 2017 3:41 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has sent a letter to members of the Stanford campus community, welcoming them back for Winter Quarter. The president’s letter includes news of appointments he has made and initiatives he is pursuing, including new open office hours for students. Provost John Etchemendy’s letter addresses issues that have been on the minds of… Read more President and Provost write letters welcoming the Stanford community back for Winter Quarter
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Updates on Beijing and Cape Town overseas studies programs

December 19, 2016 2:59 pm
Stanford has announced plans to indefinitely suspend its overseas studies program in Beijing at the end of the 2016-17 academic year – due to low enrollment – and to find a new home in China for the undergraduate program. The final Stanford in Beijing Program will be offered spring quarter of 2017. Ramón Saldívar, director… Read more Updates on Beijing and Cape Town overseas studies programs

Stanford's new East Asian Studies major adds Korean track

December 15, 2016 9:48 am
Koreanist Dafna Zur arrived at Stanford in July of 2012 – the same summer that the Korean pop music video “Gangnam Style” went viral on YouTube. While Zur conceded that the “Gangnam Style” cultural phenomenon sparked huge interest in her classes that fall, she said her students quickly became eager­ to dig deeper into Korean… Read more Stanford's new East Asian Studies major adds Korean track
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Family Weekend is Feb. 24 and 25, 2017

December 7, 2016 10:47 am
Stanford expects to welcome more than 3,000 people when it holds its popular Family Weekend on Feb. 24 and 25, 2017. Online registration is now open and will close on Jan. 26, 2017. The event, formerly known as Parents’ Weekend, offers members of families of undergraduate students a chance to learn more about life at… Read more Family Weekend is Feb. 24 and 25, 2017
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Five things to know about pre-major advising

October 20, 2016 4:21 pm
Alice Petty, director of pre-major advising in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research, oversees the many pre-major advisors university-wide who help new students make thoughtful choices about their academic careers. Petty, who earned her PhD in Near Eastern studies from Johns Hopkins University, answers five questions about the program for parents. What academic advising… Read more Five things to know about pre-major advising

Faculty Senate discusses trends in Stanford undergraduate majors

October 14, 2016 4:21 pm
At a recent meeting of the Stanford Faculty Senate, Russell Berman, professor of German Studies and of comparative literature, and Brian Cook, a senior assessment and evaluation analyst at the university, discussed the findings in a report called Changes in the Academic Interests of Stanford Undergraduates. Berman, chair of the senate’s Planning and Policy Board,… Read more Faculty Senate discusses trends in Stanford undergraduate majors
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Stanford releases 2016 Safety, Security and Fire Report

October 3, 2016 4:17 pm
While the number of reported campus robberies and aggravated assaults dropped to zero last year, Stanford’s 2016 Safety, Security and Fire Report showed an increase in reported sexual offenses as well as increases in drug and alcohol arrests. According to the report, 39 sexual offenses were reported in 2015 to university staff who are required… Read more Stanford releases 2016 Safety, Security and Fire Report
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Stanford's Convocation welcomes new students and transfers

September 23, 2016 2:20 pm
At the 126th Opening Convocation Ceremony held in the Inner Quad Courtyard on Tuesday, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne drew inspiration from an 1891 address university co-founder Jane L. Stanford wrote for the very first class of incoming students. “She wrote: ‘There is only one failure for you and that is not to be true to… Read more Stanford's Convocation welcomes new students and transfers
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Welcome to parents from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

September 2, 2016 10:24 am
September 2016 Dear Stanford Parent: Welcome to a new year at Stanford! As many of you know, this is my first year as president of Stanford, and I am thrilled to be joining the Stanford community! I am humbled and honored to take over from President John Hennessy. You may be interested to know that… Read more Welcome to parents from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne