University Affairs

The threat from within

Former Provost John Etchemendy, in a recent speech before the Stanford Board of Trustees, outlined challenges higher education is facing in the coming years. Following is an excerpt from that talk.

Trustees address a range of issues

During its recent meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees set tuition, approved construction projects, announced an endowed professorship to honor former Provost John Etchemendy, heard presentations from university leadership, announced plans for its annual retreat, and bid farewell to outgoing trustees.

Old county jail rediscovered on Stanford land

Biologists and archaeologists hoping to improve the lives of threatened species rediscover remnants of the facility for petty criminals on Old Page Mill Road. The rediscovery of the jail surprised even long-time university archeologist Laura Jones.

Faculty Senate addresses immigration issues, Stanford’s long-range planning effort

Speakers at Thursday’s meeting included President Marc Tessier-Lavigne; Provost Persis Drell; M. Elizabeth Magill, dean of Stanford Law School; Elizabeth Bernhardt, professor of German studies; Mehran Sahami, professor (teaching) of computer science; and Christine Alfano, associate director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

Getting help and support

Stanford is offering a range of support services for those with needs and questions about immigration issues. The Bechtel International Center can connect members of the campus community to legal assistance, drawing on expanded staffing in the Immigrants' Rights Clinic of Stanford Law School. Informational sessions, expanded counseling services, online travel guidance and emergency financial support are among the other services being made available.