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Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

2 days ago

Remarks by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Academic Council

Prepared text of remarks by university President Marc Tessier-Lavigne for delivery at the annual meeting of the Academic Council on May 6, 2021.

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5 days ago

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell spotlight Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month including events at Stanford and beyond to celebrate achievements and acknowledge struggles facing members of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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3 weeks ago

The verdict in Minneapolis

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses the campus community following the guilty verdicts in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

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3 weeks ago

Stanford plans in-person Commencement 2021 celebration

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announces that improvements in the public health situation and relaxation of the state’s public health orders make possible plans for a limited in-person Commencement celebration in Stanford Stadium in June.

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3 weeks ago

Message from President Tessier-Lavigne: Confronting racial injustice

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses the trial of Derek Chauvin as well as persistent racial injustice committed against people of color in the United States. He notes the work that Stanford is doing to address equity and inclusion issues on campus and spotlights resources available following the Chauvin verdict.

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1 month ago

Welcome to spring quarter

Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes the campus community to spring quarter, especially those students returning to campus. He notes the importance of collective responsibility, both in ensuring the health and safety of others on campus, but also more broadly in informing how university thought leaders are considering Stanford’s impact in the years ahead.

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Stanford Provost Persis Drell

2 days ago

DEI Survey opens next week

During the week of May 10, members of the Stanford community will receive an invitation to take part in the first-ever university-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey as part of the IDEAL initiative.

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5 days ago

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell spotlight Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month including events at Stanford and beyond to celebrate achievements and acknowledge struggles facing members of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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2 weeks ago

Undergraduate summer quarter plans

In a letter to undergraduates, Provost Persis Drell writes with an update on plans for undergraduate education and housing for the summer quarter.

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2 weeks ago

Student vaccination this fall

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell writes that Stanford plans to require all undergraduate, graduate and professional students coming to campus this fall to be vaccinated for COVID-19, with accommodations for those who cannot take a vaccination for medical or religious reasons.

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1 month ago

Update on plans leading up to fall quarter for staff and faculty

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell and Elizabeth Zacharias, vice president for human resources, address plans for returning to on-site work this spring and for developing more flexible work arrangements for staff as the university moves toward a new way of working at Stanford.

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1 month ago

Update on planning for fall 2021

In a message to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell addresses plans for as normal a fall as possible, including in-person education and research, with modifications as needed based on the public health situation.

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