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Stanford information on college admissions case

March 18, 2019 10:49 pm
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a number of people around the country in an alleged scheme in which payments were made to try to win the admission of prospective students to a number of U.S. colleges and universities. Stanford’s former head sailing coach pleaded guilty to a charge in this case. There have… Read more Stanford information on college admissions case
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses Stanford families at Family Weekend

February 26, 2019 10:59 pm
For family members unable to join us for the annual Family Weekend, here are the welcoming remarks delivered by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who took the opportunity to update parents, guardians and others about the student experience at Stanford and the university’s long-range planning. After his remarks, the president engaged in conversation with Harry Elam, senior vice… Read more President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses Stanford families at Family Weekend
Brubaker-Cole

A future vision for Stanford's Greek system

February 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole is initiating a series of discussions aimed at developing the future of Greek life at Stanford. In a letter sent to student leaders of fraternities and sororities, Brubaker-Cole said she will be convening and appointing members to a small steering committee of students, alumni, administrators and professional staff.… Read more A future vision for Stanford's Greek system
Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be Stanford's 2019 Commencement speaker

February 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple and a prominent voice on ethics in technology and business, will be the 2019 Commencement speaker at Stanford University on Sunday, June 16. “Tim Cook has spoken forcefully of the challenges and responsibilities confronting corporations and our society today,” said Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne. “In tackling these, he… Read more Apple CEO Tim Cook will be Stanford's 2019 Commencement speaker
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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
Family Weekend

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
Brenda Berlin

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
Persis Drell

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
Alice Petty

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