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Marc Tessier-Lavigne

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About Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Pioneering neuroscientist, biotech executive and academic leader, Marc Tessier-Lavigne became Stanford University’s eleventh president in September 2016.

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On the ‘free inquiry’ executive order

Earlier today, President Trump issued an executive order calling on federal agencies to “take appropriate steps, in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the First Amendment, to ensure institutions that receive Federal research or education grants promote free inquiry, including through compliance with all applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies.” At Stanford we have had a longstanding commitment to freedom of expression.

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