Speeches & Writings

Promoting Sustainable Solutions

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

President's Column: How Alumni Helped Affirm Our Vision

December 4, 2018
Two years of input validated our priorities.

Remarks at 2018 Convocation ceremony

September 20, 2018
Remarks by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the 2018 Convocation ceremony.

President's Column: Deepening Our Global Imprint

September 1, 2018
An ideal moment to reexamine Stanford’s engagement around the world.
Stanford Magazine, July 2018

President's Column: Setting a Vision

July 1, 2018
A collaborative process leads to priorities for navigating a dynamic future.

Remarks at 2018 Commencement ceremony

June 17, 2018
Remarks by university President Marc Tessier-Lavigne at Stanford’s 127th Commencement on June 17, 2018.

President's Column: Home Grown

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

President's Column: Why Higher Education Matters

March 28, 2018
Our success depends on increasing access, fostering openness and serving society.

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.

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.