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Faculty focus on Honor Code and Fundamental Standard

February 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Greater campus attention needs to be paid to increasing awareness and understanding of the Honor Code, the university’s longstanding policy outlining expectations around academic conduct. That was the conclusion many members of the university’s Faculty Senate reached after a discussion designed to consider whether the Honor Code and the Fundamental Standard adequately serve the campus community.… Read more Faculty focus on Honor Code and Fundamental Standard
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What you need to know about Family Weekend 2019

February 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Family Weekend, which will be held Feb. 22 and 23, annually draws about 3,000 visitors to the Stanford campus for two days of information sessions, faculty lectures, campus tours and open houses. Staff members from the Office of Special Events & Protocol offer the following information for family members planning this always-popular event. If we… Read more What you need to know about Family Weekend 2019
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As Stanford ombudsperson, Brenda Berlin is a confidential resource

February 8, 2019 12:21 am
Since arriving at Stanford in September as the university’s new ombudsperson, Brenda Berlin is on a mission to tell members of the campus community what she does. The role of ombudsperson is not well understood, Berlin admits, noting the challenge of educating the university community about the neutral nature of the office and the services offered… Read more As Stanford ombudsperson, Brenda Berlin is a confidential resource
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Alcohol policy: A new approach

January 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole recently wrote to undergraduates outlining new alcohol policy approaches. Following is their letter. Dear students, One year ago, we wrote to all undergraduates to express our concerns about high-risk alcohol consumption on our campus. Our frosh and transfer students might recall the provost speaking… Read more Alcohol policy: A new approach
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Newcomer Guides added to the undergraduate advising mix

January 8, 2019 9:33 pm
Starting this year, incoming Stanford students have been matched with Stanford Newcomer Guides, who are faculty and staff volunteers who mentor between four and eight undergraduates from the time they arrive on campus until they declare a major. The program is designed to complement and support the academic advising students receive from professional staff within… Read more Newcomer Guides added to the undergraduate advising mix
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Stanford accepting student applications for new Hong Kong program

January 8, 2019 9:16 pm
In autumn 2019, the Bing Overseas Studies Program will launch a new program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where Stanford students will be able to choose from 15 courses, ranging from China Under Mao to Fintech and Entrepreneurship in China. When the first cohort of Stanford students arrives at CUHK next autumn, they will immediately… Read more Stanford accepting student applications for new Hong Kong program
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Stanford expands financial aid for middle-income families as trustees set 2019-20 tuition

December 5, 2018 9:15 pm
Stanford will expand its financial aid program next year by removing home equity as a factor in the financial aid calculation for undergraduates, the Board of Trustees announced Tuesday, Dec. 4, in adopting tuition and fee levels for the 2019–20 academic year. Stanford has a long-standing commitment to providing an affordable education to all students,… Read more Stanford expands financial aid for middle-income families as trustees set 2019-20 tuition

Stanford cancels classes because of air quality concerns

November 16, 2018 4:11 pm
In the message below to the campus community on Thursday, Nov. 15, Provost Persis Drell explained the decision to cancel classes at Stanford today, Friday, Nov. 16, because of air quality concerns. Since that time, the Big Game against Cal has been rescheduled to Dec. 1 because of air quality concerns. Learn more about the Big… Read more Stanford cancels classes because of air quality concerns
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Residential education is in the spotlight

November 1, 2018 11:02 pm
Stanford’s undergraduate residential education program is undergoing a comprehensive review with the goal of improving the experience of living and learning on campus for all undergraduate students, according to leaders of the ResX initiative, who recently talked about their progress at a Faculty Senate meeting. Launched last spring, ResX is one of the first initiatives… Read more Residential education is in the spotlight

Vaden Medical Director Robyn Tepper talks about students and the flu

October 9, 2018 10:05 pm
Stanford makes it easy for students and other members of the university community to get vaccinated for the flu. Dr. Robyn Tepper explains why. Why should students get the flu shot? Perhaps the better question is why would anyone pass up the chance to prevent an illness with a fever of 102 to 103 degrees… Read more Vaden Medical Director Robyn Tepper talks about students and the flu