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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
Nov 12 2020 | Stanford Medicine | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives
Stanford Medicine community members remotely attended a weeklong series of talks, panels and workshops on reducing disparities and improving diversity in health care and medical education.
Nov 9 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
The Black Community Council will engage Black alumni, students, staff and faculty for oversight of initiatives focused on supporting Stanford’s Black community.
Nov 4 2020 | Stanford Business | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Students
Underrepresented PhD students from around the country gathered at the inaugural Rising Scholars Conference to claim their place in academia.
Oct 9 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives
At Thursday’s meeting of the Faculty Senate, Provost Persis Drell announced a task force charged with recommending a new framework for the study of race and the impacts of race on society at Stanford. The senate heard a report on a school focused on climate and sustainability, and the announcement...
Oct 8 2020 | Stanford Office of the Provost | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Initiatives
Today at the Faculty Senate meeting, Provost Persis Drell announced the formation of a framework task force charged with recommending a new infrastructure at Stanford for the study of race and the impacts of race on society.

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