Category: Academics at Stanford

Joy Hsu, ’20, who is pursuing a master’s degree in computer science, Olivia Martin, ’19, and Nancy Xu, ’19

Three alumni, one a grad student, named 2021 Knight Hennessy Scholars

May 10, 2021 3:18 pm
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, which funds graduate study at Stanford, has announced its 2021 cohort, which includes three individuals with Stanford affiliations.The scholars – the fourth Knight-Hennessy Scholars cohort – will also participate in the King Global Leadership Program, which strives to develop inspiring, visionary leaders who have strong cross-cultural perspectives and are committed to… Read more Three alumni, one a grad student, named 2021 Knight Hennessy Scholars
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Undergraduate summer quarter plans

April 26, 2021 2:36 pm
Dear Stanford undergraduates,I’m writing with an update on our plans for undergraduate education and housing for the summer quarter. With stable and improving public health conditions, we are moving ahead with our plan to invite this year’s frosh and sophomores to live on campus this summer, along with undergraduates with approved special circumstances who wish… Read more Undergraduate summer quarter plans

Stanford suspends BOSP summer quarter programs in 11 locations

March 28, 2021 7:55 pm
Stanford has announced plans to suspend 11 BOSP Summer Quarter 2020-21 study away programs, while the viability of summer study abroad programs in Oxford and Santiago remain under review through early May.While COVID-19 conditions are gradually improving in many places within the United States, the situation globally remains challenging. Travel restrictions, vaccination availability, and varying… Read more Stanford suspends BOSP summer quarter programs in 11 locations
Dan Edelstein

Stanford pilots a new citizenship course for first-year students

March 18, 2021 9:50 am
This quarter, first-year students had the opportunity to participate in a new course, “Citizenship in the 21st Century,” which is being piloted as part of a proposed new core curriculum for first-year students. “I think teaching citizenship at Stanford is a responsibility that we have to our students and to the world,” said Dan Edelstein,… Read more Stanford pilots a new citizenship course for first-year students
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Update on undergraduate planning

January 19, 2021 4:40 pm
Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole sent the following message to students and their families, which includes steps in the planning process for spring quarter.Dear Stanford students,We hope you are settling well into our winter quarter. These continue to be challenging days, as all of us work through the difficulties… Read more Update on undergraduate planning

Change in our winter undergraduate plan

January 9, 2021 6:06 pm
Dear members of our Stanford community,We are sending this weekend email to convey an unfortunate but important change in our undergraduate plans for the winter quarter.After assessing the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases, the lengthening public health restrictions we are under, and how those restrictions likely will affect the on-campus undergraduate experience this quarter, we… Read more Change in our winter undergraduate plan

Winter quarter and undergraduate return

December 7, 2020 4:18 pm
A letter from Provost Persis Drell Dear Stanford community,I’m writing to follow up on my Nov. 9 message about our planning for the winter quarter, and to share the update I promised based on our assessment of the public health situation.In sum: We are proceeding with our plans to allow Stanford frosh and sophomores to… Read more Winter quarter and undergraduate return

President’s update on autumn 2020 undergraduate education

August 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Dear Stanford community,I am writing to let you know that, with great regret, we have made the decision to alter the provisional plans we had announced in June for undergraduate education during the coming autumn quarter. As eager as we have been to bring undergraduates back to campus and to pursue as normal a year… Read more President’s update on autumn 2020 undergraduate education

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