News & Updates

Envisioning Stanford’s future

May 17, 2018
At the annual meeting of the Academic Council, Provost Drell and I presented a high-level vision for Stanford’s future, building on the input of many hundreds of people from across the university community over the last year. We’re excited to share this vision with our community. We believe it reflects the optimistic, pioneering, energetic spirit of a community eager to strengthen Stanford’s foundations and to expand its contributions.

President's Column: Home Grown

May 9, 2018
True to its roots, Stanford seeks to strengthen community bonds.

President accepts renaming committee recommendations

March 23, 2018
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has accepted the recommendations of the committee he appointed to consider renaming of Stanford buildings and sites.

President, provost answer questions during meeting with university community

March 7, 2018
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell answered a range of questions on issues from long-range planning to housing availability during a campus community meeting.

Notes from the Quad: The long-range planning white papers

February 1, 2018
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell announce the release to the university community of 37 white papers summarizing more than 2,800 ideas and proposals submitted in Stanford's long-range planning process.

Committee appointed to recommend principles on historical names

January 16, 2018
President Tessier-Lavigne has appointed a new committee to recommend principles for decision-making on requests to rename campus buildings and sites named for historical figures.

Notes from the Quad: In memory of Ben Barres, a personal tribute

December 27, 2017
As we mourn today the loss of our colleague and dear friend Ben Barres, I thought it would be fitting to share a piece that I wrote in tribute to Ben almost a year ago. I was honored to deliver it as an introduction to a symposium held in Ben’s honor on January 12, 2017.

Notes from the Quad: The tax bill and Stanford

December 20, 2017
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed tax reform legislation that now awaits the president's signature. For higher education, the final bill contains mixed news. At Stanford, our attention now turns to addressing the effects of this legislation on our community.

Notes from the Quad: 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.

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.