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Update on noose incident

Many people in our community have been working through the emotional distress associated with the recent report of a noose on campus. There have been a number of positive steps in recent days, involving people coming together in solidarity and support for one another. We want to express our thanks to those in our community who have been leading these efforts to promote discussion and healing.

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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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