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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
Oct 10 2018 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
The 80-plus guest artists visiting campus this fall are hosted by over 20 Stanford departments, centers and programs. Some of the artists will be at Stanford for a single public event and others will stay for an extended visit for deep engagement with students and faculty.
Sep 20 2018 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
Stanford will celebrate the arrival of the first cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars on Saturday with Day One, an orientation program designed to introduce the students to each other and to the unique experiences that await them through its global leadership program.
Jul 18 2018 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives, Research
Tackling tough societal problems requires applying academic research findings to real-world situations. But translating from findings to solutions can be a daunting task. Now a team at Stanford has created a set of toolkits to help organizations bridge that gap.
Jun 11 2018 | Notes from the Quad | Posted In: Dialogue, Initiatives
I am delighted to announce significant initiatives that Stanford is undertaking to support graduate students who are parents, in order to alleviate stress and to enhance community-building. In April we received a compelling report from the Student Families Working Advisory Group (SFWAG). The...
May 29 2018 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Initiatives
When Samantha Snyder opened the warming oven in the kitchen at the Schwab Residential Center, she found silver trays filled with leftovers: penne pasta, barley with baby kale, and turkey stuffed with goat cheese, spinach and roasted peppers.

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