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Board of Trustees approves new Department of Environmental Social Sciences

During its last meeting of 2023, the Stanford Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Department of Environmental Social Sciences, heard an update on the campus climate, received the university’s annual financial report, and approved construction for the Arrillaga Tennis Center–Taube Pavilion, among other items.

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Department of African and African American Studies will open in January

The Stanford Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Department of African and African American Studies, heard updates from the university’s new leadership, and received reports on the needs of students with disabilities and advancements in the arts, among other matters.

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Announcement of the Presidential Search Committee

Jerry Yang, chair of the Stanford Board of Trustees, announces the formation of the committee that will lead a comprehensive search for the university’s 13th president.  

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‘We Are Stanford’

President Richard Saller, Provost Persis Drell, and incoming Provost Jenny Martinez shared the Frost Amphitheater stage on Tuesday as they welcomed faculty and staff to the new academic year.

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Construction begins on Stanford Graduate School of Education’s new home

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters gathered Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a new era for Stanford Graduate School of Education.

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Stanford submits report for renewal of accreditation

Stanford’s WSCUC report focuses on two themes: Advancing Undergraduate Education and Supporting Our Community for Success.

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Construction set to begin on GSE’s new home

Generous gifts from Stanford supporters will enable the creation of a unified Graduate School of Education, which will become home to the Stanford Accelerator for Learning and provide contemporary spaces to support research, teaching, and convening.

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What to know about campus traffic detours

Several construction projects are underway at Stanford, creating bike and pedestrian traffic detours. Here’s what to know and how to navigate campus.

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Holy day observances in Stanford’s multifaith community

Stanford’s Office for Religious & Spiritual Life provides calendars and other resources to help ensure that students, staff, and faculty are able to celebrate holy days and avoid conflict with instruction and work responsibilities.

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Russell Furr on COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’

The associate vice provost for Environmental Health and Safety discusses pandemic decision making and the public health protocols that continue to be crucial in keeping the campus community safe.

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