Category: Academics at Stanford

University leaders say Stanford will emerge stronger by addressing COVID-19 challenges

August 5, 2020 4:37 pm
Provost Persis Drell said she is confident Stanford will emerge stronger and more resilient by addressing the challenges posed by a coronavirus pandemic – from supporting students to advancing its missions of teaching and research.“There are many ways in which we are having to rebuild the university and how it works from the ground up,… Read more University leaders say Stanford will emerge stronger by addressing COVID-19 challenges

Stanford contingency plans evolve as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide

July 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Contingency plans for undergraduate housing and study on campus are being created by Stanford administrators to account for any expansion in restrictions mandated by the nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases.The university’s need to remain flexible in planning for the fall was communicated to undergraduate students and their families by Sarah Church, vice provost for undergraduate… Read more Stanford contingency plans evolve as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide

Planning for 2020-21

June 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Dear undergraduates, This is the first in a series of weekly newsletters for undergraduates, titled “Re-Approaching Stanford,” through which we will convey further updates, important timelines and action items as we prepare for the academic year 2020-2021. Students’ families will also receive these updates initially via the newsletter for parents and guardians, and will receive… Read more Planning for 2020-21

Academic planning for the fall quarter and 2020-21 academic year

June 17, 2020 2:48 am
To our Stanford community,We write to you at a moment when many challenges are pressing upon our country, and upon the lives of the members of our Stanford community. All of us continue to confront a global pandemic as well as the urgent issues of racial justice that have been laid bare once again in… Read more Academic planning for the fall quarter and 2020-21 academic year

Stanford honors 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration

June 17, 2020 2:40 am
During a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14, in honor of the 2020 graduates, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne offered his congratulations to students and, speaking on behalf of the Stanford community, assured them that they are both resilient and essential to help address the unprecedented challenges facing our nation and world today.“Even in the face of… Read more Stanford honors 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration
Sarah Church

Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education

May 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Stanford physics Professor Sarah Church will become the Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education effective June 1, Provost Persis Drell has announced.Church currently serves as the vice provost for faculty development, teaching and learning. In this position, which she assumed in October of last year, Church has been responsible for the Center for Teaching and… Read more Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education
Diane Murk

Beyond the Rhodes

February 18, 2020 10:38 pm
Applying to receive a Rhodes Scholarship – or any number of prestigious fellowships for international postgraduate study – can be both time consuming and complex. That’s where the Overseas Resource Center (ORC) at the Bechtel International Center can help. The ORC works with undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni interested in pursuing any of the… Read more Beyond the Rhodes

Financial aid for middle-income families expands

January 7, 2020 8:53 pm
Stanford’s Board of Trustees recently set 2020-21 tuition levels, and in doing so announced an expansion of undergraduate financial aid for middle-income families. Building on last year’s action to expand middle-class aid by excluding home equity from the financial aid calculation, Stanford in 2020-21 will offer tuition-free access to families with annual incomes below $150,000,… Read more Financial aid for middle-income families expands
Oxford

Two Stanford students are named 2020 Rhodes Scholars

December 2, 2019 10:47 pm
History major Anat Peled, ’20, and classics and mathematics major Cyrus Reza, ’20, have been named 2020 Rhodes Scholars. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. Students apply for the award and are selected based on outstanding scholarly achievements, character, commitment to… Read more Two Stanford students are named 2020 Rhodes Scholars
Harry Elam

Elam stepping down as vice provost for undergraduate education

October 25, 2019 12:23 am
After a decade serving as Stanford’s vice provost for undergraduate education, Harry Elam will step down from the role at the end of the academic year. He will retain his positions as senior vice provost for education and vice president for the arts. Elam said that serving as vice provost for undergraduate education has been… Read more Elam stepping down as vice provost for undergraduate education