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Initiatives

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
Mar 5 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
In a message to the Stanford community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell highlight events celebrating Stanford women and address barriers women continue to face.
Mar 3 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives
A collaboration of top research institutions has received NSF support for a program aimed at strengthening retention of diverse scholars during and beyond the postdoc, thereby enhancing faculty diversity.
Feb 25 2021 | Stanford Medicine | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives
After six years at the National Institutes of Health, cardiologist Hannah Valantine has returned to Stanford Medicine with new ideas for building a more diverse and inclusive campus.
Feb 24 2021 | HAI | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Research
Traditional approaches to pain management don’t treat all patients the same. AI could level the playing field.
Feb 23 2021 | Stanford Today | Posted In: Dialogue, Faculty, In the News, Initiatives, Staff, Students
At a wide-ranging Campus Conversation about the university’s racial justice initiatives, Provost Persis Drell announced that a committee will be formed to develop the details of making Stanford’s Program in African and African American Studies a department.

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