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Provost Persis Drell: A clear picture of who we are

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell requests that faculty and staff help the university advance its diversity efforts by updating or confirming their race and ethnicity information in Axess by Jan. 15.

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Winter quarter and undergraduate return

Stanford will proceed with plans to welcome frosh and sophomores to live on campus in the winter quarter, but in light of public health conditions, will adopt a phased undergraduate arrival process and an enhanced COVID-19 testing protocol for their arrival.

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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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Beginning Jan. 4: Required COVID testing for faculty, staff and postdocs

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell announces that starting Jan. 4, Stanford will begin requiring COVID-19 surveillance testing for faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars who come to campus for in-person work.

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A message on diversity training

Provost Persis Drell issued a message to the Stanford community regarding Executive Order 13950 on diversity training.

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Provost’s update on winter quarter plans

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell provides an update on plans for the quarter that begins in January, including an offer for on-campus housing to frosh and sophomores, with health and safety measures to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.

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IDEAL Provostial Fellows Program to bring early-career scholars of race and ethnicity to the university

Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement C. Matthew Snipp talks about the new program and the challenge of diversifying Stanford’s faculty.

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Next week’s election

A message sent to Stanford students and postdoctoral scholars as the Nov. 3 election approaches.

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Framework Task Force created to inform the study of race and its impacts on society

Provost Persis Drell announced today the formation of a committee charged with looking at how Stanford is structured for the study of race and the impacts of race on society.

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Update on IDEAL and Racial Justice Initiatives

In a message to the community, Provost Drell gives an update on some of the efforts the university is taking to advance diversity, inclusion, access and racial justice.

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