University Affairs

Stanford will seek to rename Serra Mall in honor of Jane Stanford

Two campus buildings currently named for Junipero Serra, the founder of the California mission system, also will be renamed, but other campus references to Serra and the mission system will be retained, based on a set of university committee recommendations that have been accepted by the Board of Trustees.

Stanford Magazine —

For Stanford, ‘What better looks like’

In a Q&A, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne discusses how the long-range planning process will inform the university, and other campus issues.

Stanford will no longer announce undergraduate application numbers

Stanford’s policy shift is intended to help de-emphasize the perceived importance of low admit rates at colleges and universities. The university will continue to publicly report application data to the federal government at the end of the admission cycle.