Speeches & Writings

Notes from the Quad: A new academic year

September 25, 2017
Provost Drell and I want to take the opportunity of a new fall quarter to extend a warm welcome to you, whether for the first time or once again. Yet as we write we are also reminded of the challenges facing some members of our community, with the announcement just hours ago of an updated travel ban affecting visitors to the United States from several countries.

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.

President's Column: Advancing access

September 15, 2017
In my column in the September/October issue of Stanford Magazine, I focus on a key priority for Stanford: advancing access and affordability for our students. True to the spirit of our founding, Stanford has one of the most comprehensive undergraduate financial aid programs in higher education. But there’s more to be done.

Looking back, and ahead

September 1, 2017
An email message from President Tessier-Lavigne to Stanford faculty, staff and students dated September 1, 2017.
Stanford Magazine cover

President's Column: Purposeful Leadership

July 15, 2017
Being true to the best we know as leaders.

President's Column: Research Drives Growth

May 15, 2017
The importance of fundamental and applied research.

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.

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.

President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Stanford Magazine Cover - March/April 2017

President's Column: What's Next for Stanford?

March 15, 2017
Setting our sights on new and greater heights.