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President Marc Tessier-Lavigne: Welcome to winter quarter

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses the near-term impacts and response to COVID, the longer-term focus of the university and the state of the U.S. democracy.

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Change in our winter undergraduate plan

Due to the continuing COVID-19 surge, lengthening public health restrictions and their likely impact on the on-campus undergraduate experience, Stanford unfortunately will not be able to have the frosh and sophomore classes on campus for the winter quarter as planned.

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President Marc Tessier-Lavigne on Wednesday’s events in Washington

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne called the violence at the U.S. Capitol building both shocking and deeply troubling. At the same time, he expressed his deep faith in the American spirit and commitment to democracy.

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President Marc Tessier-Lavigne: Thank you

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s message to the Stanford community at the end of the Fall Quarter.

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Stanford Campus Conversation stresses pandemic perseverance

During Monday’s Campus Conversation, the president and provost encouraged perseverance in light of a COVID-19 surge as they updated the Stanford community on pandemic responses, winter quarter plans and efforts to advance diversity and inclusion.

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Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne named an Officer of the Order of Canada

Tessier-Lavigne, who holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship,  was recognized for his work in developmental neuroscience, his academic leadership and his advocacy of science.

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Stanford trustee Charles Young appointed to chair newly established Black Community Council

The Black Community Council will engage Black alumni, students, staff and faculty for oversight of initiatives focused on supporting Stanford’s Black community.

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The US election

A message to the Stanford community from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne on the day after Election Day.

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Stanford joins lawsuit challenging new H-1B visa rules

Stanford has joined with universities, businesses and research organizations in a lawsuit challenging U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rules that would make drastic changes to the H-1B visa program.

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Election season at Stanford

President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell share thoughts on the 2020 election season as it enters its final stretch.

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