News & Updates

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.

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.

President’s comments to the annual meeting of the Academic Council, May 11, 2017

May 12, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the annual meeting of the Academic Council on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Update on Stanford’s support for immigrant community members

May 10, 2017
As the challenges facing immigrant communities continue to be a focus of discussion both nationally and here on campus, the President and Provost provide an update on Stanford’s efforts to support all members of our community, regardless of immigration status.

President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017.