News & Updates

A new academic year

September 25, 2017
Provost Drell and I want to take the opportunity of a new fall quarter to extend a warm welcome to you, whether for the first time or once again. Yet as we write we are also reminded of the challenges facing some members of our community, with the announcement just hours ago of an updated travel ban affecting visitors to the United States from several countries.

Warmth and optimism from Alondra to Zapata

September 23, 2017
Going to college for the first time is a momentous occasion in the life of any undergraduate. This past week I was thrilled to participate in two of my favorite Stanford traditions that seek to facilitate this transition: Move-In Day and the new undergraduate reception at Hoover House.

President's Column: Advancing access

September 15, 2017
In my column in the September/October issue of Stanford Magazine, I focus on a key priority for Stanford: advancing access and affordability for our students. True to the spirit of our founding, Stanford has one of the most comprehensive undergraduate financial aid programs in higher education. But there’s more to be done.

Stanford University statement on federal administration’s plans for DACA

September 5, 2017
Stanford University vigorously and admantly opposes the shameful decision announced today to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Looking back, and ahead

September 1, 2017
An email message from President Tessier-Lavigne to Stanford faculty, staff and students dated September 1, 2017.

President’s letter to White House on DACA

August 31, 2017
President Tessier-Lavigne sent a letter to the White House, encouraging continued support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Stanford Magazine cover

President's Column: Purposeful Leadership

July 15, 2017
Being true to the best we know as leaders.

Letter to the community on undocumented students

June 7, 2017
In an open letter in the Stanford Daily, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reaffirm and discuss further the resources and commitments Stanford offers to undocumented students.

Stanford's commitment to progress on climate change

June 6, 2017
A message from President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell restating Stanford's commitment to leadership on climate change.

President's Column: Research Drives Growth

May 15, 2017
The importance of fundamental and applied research.