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Pandemic-delayed Commencement 2020 scheduled

In an email on Monday, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne told Stanford’s 2020 graduates that their long-awaited in-person Commencement has been scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022.

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Travel, health and campus updates for grad students and postdocs

As the end of spring quarter approaches, Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Stacey F. Bent, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs provide an update for graduate and professional students on travel, health, and campus activity.

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Professor David Cohen awarded Roland Volunteer Service Prize

Stanford Professor David Cohen, who directs the Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice, has been awarded the 2021 Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize for involving students in integrating academic scholarship with service to society.

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Stanford Law School professor Juliet M. Brodie named faculty director of the Haas Center

Juliet Brodie, professor of law and director of the Stanford Community Law Clinic, will become faculty director of the Haas Center for Public Service in fall 2021.

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Stanford suspends BOSP summer quarter programs in 11 locations

Stanford has announced plans to suspend 11 Bing Overseas Studies Program Summer Quarter 2020-21 study away programs. The viability of summer study abroad programs in Oxford and Santiago remain under review through early May.

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Stanford expands financial aid, keeps 2021-22 tuition flat

Undergraduate families with annual incomes below $75,000 will not be expected to pay tuition, room or board at Stanford, up from the current $65,000 threshold. General tuition will not increase in 2021-22, while room and board charges will increase modestly.

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Faculty input sought for new climate and sustainability school

Following deliberations by a Blueprint Advisory Committee in the fall, leaders are seeking faculty input on proposals for the new school’s structure, composition and areas of focus.

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Update on undergraduate planning

Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole sent the following message to students and their families, which includes steps in the planning process for spring quarter.

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Jerry Yang elected chair of Stanford University Board of Trustees

Stanford alumnus Jerry Yang, founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures and co-founder of Yahoo!, has been elected chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees, succeeding Jeff Raikes.

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Message to undergraduate students on winter quarter

Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for student affairs, and Sarah Church, vice provost for undergraduate education, address the impact of the latest local public health policies and Provost Drell’s message about winter quarter plans.

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