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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell launched the university-wide Presidential Initiative IDEAL--Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Environment--in May of 2018. Under IDEAL, design teams from across the university have developed plans related to faculty, staff, and student engagement, education and recruitment. Visit the IDEAL website for the latest news and information. Below, you will find stories about the IDEAL Initiative as well as information on many other initiatives undertaken at Stanford to advance diversity and inclusion in their many dimensions.

Diverse group of students, faculty and staff standing outdoors
Image credit: LA Cicero
Jan 16 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Initiatives, Research, Students
John Alsterda, a doctoral student who is developing a new emergency avoidance controller for self-driving cars, is one of 91 military service veterans studying at Stanford.
Jan 16 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, In the News, Initiatives, Students
On April 14, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at Memorial Auditorium about racism and civil rights in American society. Here is an excerpt from his speech at Stanford.
Jan 7 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives, Research, Students
In a new Spanish immersion class, senior Lily Foulkes and other Stanford students applied their language skills to helping detained Spanish-speaking asylum seekers in Texas prepare for credible fear interviews.
Jan 7 2020 | Cardinal at Work | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives, Staff
The Affordability Task Force (ATF), established in fall 2018 as part of the university’s long-range vision process, is now concluding work to develop recommendations that address some of our regional affordability challenges.
Dec 12 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Awards, Initiatives, Students
Among those credited with leading and sustaining the effort proposed by Native American students to rename landmarks honoring Junipero Serra is Carson Smith, now a graduate student at Oxford. She reflects on lessons learned about ameliorating the pain inflicted by California’s mission system.

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