Speeches & Writings

Winter letter to our community

January 6, 2020
The new year is a time of optimism, of celebration and of rededication. It is also a time for taking on exciting opportunities and complex challenges, often simultaneously.

External review of athletic admissions reaches conclusions

December 3, 2019
An external review commissioned in the wake of Operation Varsity Blues found no evidence of additional fraud at Stanford but made recommendations for policies and procedures that the university will fully adopt.

Accelerating Stanford’s Impact

November 19, 2019
A new institutional vision offers fresh opportunities for learning and research.

Fall letter to our community

September 16, 2019
The fall quarter brings new beginnings and new possibilities for our shared mission of teaching and research for the benefit of humanity.

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.