Speeches & Writings

Stanford Hospital’s new, transformational healing environment

September 12, 2019
The new Stanford Hospital is the latest expression of Stanford’s mission of service to others.

Home Improvement

September 1, 2019
‘Neighborhoods’ will enhance undergraduate residential experience.

This week’s shootings in America

August 4, 2019
Like all of you, surely, we both are struggling to comprehend the horrible incidents of gun violence that have occurred in the United States – first in Gilroy, Calif., a week ago; and this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio.

Update on noose incident

July 26, 2019
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.

Concerning incident on campus

July 17, 2019
As many of you have seen in news reports, this weekend Stanford’s Department of Public Safety responded to a report of what was described as a noose near a residence for summer students.

The Stanford Arts Renaissance

July 1, 2019
New additions join strong traditions in a vibrant artistic community.

Remarks at the 2019 Commencement ceremony

June 18, 2019
Following is the prepared text of remarks by university President Marc Tessier-Lavigne for delivery at Stanford’s 128th Commencement on June 16, 2019.

President’s comments to the annual meeting of the Academic Council, May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019
At the annual Academic Council meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2019, the president, provost and other leaders outlined three strategic themes and 10 specific programmatic activities to guide Stanford in the next decade and beyond.

Focusing on What Matters

May 1, 2019
This spring’s admissions fraud scheme poses challenges for higher education.

Promoting Sustainable Solutions

March 1, 2019
Experts navigate a critical moment in energy and climate science.