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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
Mona Hicks

Mona Hicks is named Stanford dean of students

October 25, 2019 12:15 am
Mona Hicks, dean of students at Saint Louis University, has been appointed Stanford’s senior associate vice provost and dean of students by Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for student affairs. Hicks will begin at Stanford at the start of winter quarter 2020. Before joining Saint Louis University a decade ago, Hicks served at Rice University, Vanderbilt… Read more Mona Hicks is named Stanford dean of students
Red Folders

Red Folder program helps faculty, staff respond to students in distress

October 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Stanford is continuing to strengthen its framework of support for student mental health and well-being by piloting a new resource through Vaden Health Center. Called the Stanford Red Folder, it serves as a guide to help faculty and staff respond to and assist students in distress. According to John Austin, special assistant for mental health… Read more Red Folder program helps faculty, staff respond to students in distress

Letter from Provost on the AAU's Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

October 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Dear Stanford community, I am writing to you today about a critical issue that demands the highest attention from every member of the Stanford campus community. Today (Oct. 15), the Association of American Universities (AAU) released the results of its 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct. Stanford was one of 33 universities… Read more Letter from Provost on the AAU's Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

Helping families talk about alcohol with their Stanford students

October 1, 2019 8:38 pm
A new online publication created by the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education is designed to help parents and guardians talk to their student about alcohol use. Research shows such conversations can help, says Ralph Castro, associate dean of students and director of the office. By Kate Chesley Why have you created this online guide… Read more Helping families talk about alcohol with their Stanford students

Stanford releases 2019 Safety, Security and Fire Report

September 27, 2019 10:54 pm
Stanford has released its 2019 Safety, Security & Fire Report, an annual publication that promotes personal safety and crime prevention on campus, and provides statistics about specified crimes that were reported during the 2018 calendar year. The report covers crimes that occurred on the main campus and other locations used by students that are immediately… Read more Stanford releases 2019 Safety, Security and Fire Report

Managing food allergies at Stanford

September 25, 2019 10:16 pm
The Food Allergies@Stanford program offers accommodations to support the more than 300 Stanford undergraduates with medically-documented food allergies and special dietary needs. Cassidy Willingham, dining food allergy program nutritionist, answers questions about how students can manage a food allergy while at Stanford. What does Stanford do to support students with food allergies? At Residential &… Read more Managing food allergies at Stanford

Explore with curiosity and enthusiasm, Stanford president urges

September 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne encouraged new undergraduate students on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to emulate Leonardo da Vinci’s relentless curiosity, individuality, ability to work well with others and persistent quest to continually improve his work. Speaking at the 129th Opening Convocation Ceremony in the Main Quad, Tessier-Lavigne said many people know Leonardo’s artistic masterpieces – Mona… Read more Explore with curiosity and enthusiasm, Stanford president urges
Moving in

Transfer students and the Class of 2023 arriving at Stanford

September 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Stanford is rolling out its cardinal red carpet on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for its newest residents – first-year and transfer students who will be moving into their new campus homes. When 1,727 new students – including 1,707 first-year students and 20 transfer students – arrive on campus, they will experience New Student Orientation (NSO), a… Read more Transfer students and the Class of 2023 arriving at Stanford

Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong postponed

August 22, 2019 11:31 pm
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong for Autumn Quarter 2019 has been suspended because of concerns about student safety and security. This was to be the first quarter of Stanford’s new program in Hong Kong, and BOSP expects the program will move forward in autumn 2020. BOSP has notified the 25 students… Read more Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong postponed