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Stanford News —

Ideas sought for long-range planning process

At a town hall meeting Friday about the university’s ongoing long-range planning process, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell encouraged faculty, staff and students to submit their ideas for future initiatives and for strengthening Stanford’s foundation.

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Invitation to Stanford community to participate in long-range planning process

We're making long-range planning a major part of our focus in our first year because we believe it's crucial to develop a shared vision for the big opportunities Stanford pursues in the coming years.

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International Travel Policy

An updated policy has been posted regarding international travel.

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Opening thoughts

Dear Stanford students, A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with some student leaders here at Stanford. Out of that great conversation came the idea for this email – a first communication with all of you as I become provost today.

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Stanford News —

Q&A with Provost Persis Drell

As she takes office as provost, Persis Drell shares her thoughts on her new role, the Stanford community and the university’s future.

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Stanford News —

Persis Drell named Stanford provost

An accomplished academic leader and longtime member of the Stanford community, Drell will become the university’s chief academic officer and chief budgetary officer. She will assume the role Feb. 1.

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School of Engineering —

Ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment

As the school year begins, we must ask ourselves a critical question: What are we doing to ensure that the Stanford Engineering environment and educational experience is as inclusive and welcoming as possible to all of our students regardless of their backgrounds and identity?

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Report of the Task Force on Women in Leadership

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School of Engineering —

We must increase diversity in the field of engineering. Here’s what we’re doing to make it so.

The initiatives outlined by SoE-Future will shape the school for years to come. Perhaps the most important efforts, the ones that will be hardest to execute, and the ones that will have the greatest impact in the long term, will bring about changes to our culture. And top of the list for urgent and important cultural change is to increase diversity in the discipline of engineering.

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