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Campus events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Stanford will host several virtual events celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., including a documentary film festival, a worship service and the launch of an eight-week course on King’s legacy.

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Task force to consider past policies on Jewish applicants to Stanford

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has appointed a committee, chaired by Associate Professor Ari Y. Kelman, to research assertions Stanford had quotas that limited admissions of Jewish undergraduate students in the 1950s. The committee will recommend steps to address its findings and enhance Jewish life on campus.

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Supporting graduate life outside classrooms and labs

Graduate and professional students, many with families, bring a kaleidoscope of backgrounds, needs and pursuits to Stanford. A multi-faceted support system, including community associates like MBA student Tom Sengmany, helps them build community and find success beyond their academic lives.

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Update on the Omicron variant

On Friday, Nov. 26, the World Health Organization designated Omicron a new COVID-19 variant of concern. Stanford's Persis Drell, Lloyd B. Minor and Russell Furr share their perspectives and reassure the community that Omicron is not a cause for panic.

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Land acknowledgment website honors relationships with Native peoples

A new website with the university’s official land acknowledgment encourages its use at events and celebrates ties to the Muwekma Ohlone and other Native communities.

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New features added to searchable campus map

New features accessible to those with a SUNet ID include building status updates and the location of the locations of all-gender restrooms on campus.

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Stanford celebrates Juneteenth

Stanford celebrates the establishment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday this week and encourages members of the campus community to take part in Juneteenth events at Stanford, in the Bay Area, and across the country.

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Temporary campus zones program ends on June 16

As public health conditions improve and state regulations are relaxed, the university is restoring access to outdoor campus spaces for the Stanford community and visitors. A careful focus will remain on indoor facility access to safely support the continued resumption of onsite teaching, research and other work.

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Stanford Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey closes June 1

Part of the IDEAL initiative, the survey is intended to give all Stanford community members the opportunity to voice their own experiences at Stanford. All current faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, students in professional programs, postdoctoral scholars, staff and academic staff are encouraged to participate.

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Update on yellow tier status and other protocols

Santa Clara County is moving to the yellow “minimal” tier effective Wednesday, May 19, and also lifting many local requirements. Relevant programs at Stanford are reviewing the latest guidance and will be providing updates to reflect any adjustments they make as a result.

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