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Stanford plans in-person Commencement 2021 celebration

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announces that improvements in the public health situation and relaxation of the state’s public health orders make possible plans for a limited in-person Commencement celebration in Stanford Stadium in June.

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Message from President Tessier-Lavigne: Confronting racial injustice

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses the trial of Derek Chauvin as well as persistent racial injustice committed against people of color in the United States. He notes the work that Stanford is doing to address equity and inclusion issues on campus and spotlights resources available following the Chauvin verdict.

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Welcome to spring quarter

Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes the campus community to spring quarter, especially those students returning to campus. He notes the importance of collective responsibility, both in ensuring the health and safety of others on campus, but also more broadly in informing how university thought leaders are considering Stanford’s impact in the years ahead.

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Statement in support of Stanford’s Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community

This statement extends remarks made by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at Stanford Campus Conversations on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and Monday, February 22, 2021.

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International Women’s Day at Stanford

In a message to the Stanford community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell highlight events celebrating Stanford women and address barriers women continue to face.

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Undergraduate spring quarter

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell announce Stanford’s undergraduate plans for the spring quarter.

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Our plans for Commencement

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses how Stanford will celebrate the Class of 2021, as well as the timing for the announcement of spring quarter plans.

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Message from leadership: Black History Month

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell sent the following message to the campus community on the celebration of Black History Month at Stanford.

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Statement in support of Stanford’s international students and scholars

This statement is based on remarks made by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the Stanford Faculty Senate Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.

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Creating a new residential experience

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell sent the following message to undergraduate students regarding the next steps to rollout of the ResX initiative.

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