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Report of the president: Academic Council Professoriate appointments

The following Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council and approved by the president.

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Preparations for fall quarter

In a letter to the campus community, Stanford Provost Persis Drell discusses the plans under way to prepare for fall quarter.

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Theta Delta Chi and Greek life at Stanford

Provost Persis Drell comments on the decision on an appeal in a case involving the Theta Delta Chi fraternity.

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Stanford’s IDEAL initiative makes substantial progress toward goals

The campus-wide efforts to promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion have expanded significantly in the academic year 2020-21.

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DEI Survey opens next week

During the week of May 10, members of the Stanford community will receive an invitation to take part in the first-ever university-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey as part of the IDEAL initiative.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell spotlight Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month including events at Stanford and beyond to celebrate achievements and acknowledge struggles facing members of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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Undergraduate summer quarter plans

In a letter to undergraduates, Provost Persis Drell writes with an update on plans for undergraduate education and housing for the summer quarter.

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Student vaccination this fall

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell writes that Stanford plans to require all undergraduate, graduate and professional students coming to campus this fall to be vaccinated for COVID-19, with accommodations for those who cannot take a vaccination for medical or religious reasons.

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Update on plans leading up to fall quarter for staff and faculty

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell and Elizabeth Zacharias, vice president for human resources, address plans for returning to on-site work this spring and for developing more flexible work arrangements for staff as the university moves toward a new way of working at Stanford.

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Update on planning for fall 2021

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell addresses plans for as normal a fall as possible, including in-person education and research, with modifications as needed based on the public health situation.

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