University Affairs

Cardinal at Work —

Affordability a key aspect of new benefits set to launch in 2020

The Affordability Task Force (ATF), established in fall 2018 as part of the university’s long-range vision process, is now concluding work to develop recommendations that address some of our regional affordability challenges.

Looking back on the renaming process at Stanford

Among those credited with leading and sustaining the effort proposed by Native American students to rename landmarks honoring Junipero Serra is Carson Smith, now a graduate student at Oxford. She reflects on lessons learned about ameliorating the pain inflicted by California’s mission system.

External review of athletic admissions reaches conclusions, recommends reforms

In a letter to the university community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne reports that an external review commissioned in the wake of Operation Varsity Blues found no evidence of additional fraud at Stanford but made recommendations for policies and procedures that the university will fully adopt.