Our Vision

In May 2019, Stanford launched its Long-Range Vision for how the university can accelerate its purposeful impact in the world, based on proposals submitted by the campus community.  These stories describe the planning process for Our Vision, and detail the progress of initiatives that accelerate new solutions for urgent challenges, enhance our knowledge of our world and ourselves, advance education for our undergraduate and graduate students and support our community of faculty, students and staff.

Makerspaces get creative during coronavirus pandemic

Even faced with complete closure due to health and safety guidelines, Stanford’s makerspaces have found innovative ways to continue serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trustees discuss Stanford’s COVID response, long-range planning, Jordan Hall

At their Oct. 4-6 meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees discussed the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, heard an update on the Long-Range Vision, and approved a campus committee’s recommendation to remove David Starr Jordan’s name from campus spaces and to relocate the statue of Louis Agassiz outside Jordan Hall.

Stanford continues working toward a more sustainable and resilient future

In an annual report, Stanford’s Office of Sustainability highlights the ways the university reduced its collective resource footprint and demonstrated sustainability in action in 2019-20, and discusses the key themes that will guide campus sustainability efforts this year.

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Update on IDEAL and racial justice initiatives

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