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Affordability Task Force digging into needs of various communities

That’s one of the key learnings so far by the Affordability Task Force (ATF), a group formed as part of the university’s long-range planning effort, and which is now midway through its process. The ATF is working to develop a set of sustainable, widespread and data-informed recommendations to address near- and long-term affordability issues associated with housing, child care, transportation and benefits.

Multicultural Springfest celebrates diversity and staff careers

Under sunny skies, the university community came together to recognize staff diversity and career milestones at the 22nd annual Multicultural Springfest and 6th annual Stanford Celebrates You: Recognizing Staff Careers ceremony. The event celebrates the diversity and dedication of Stanford staff with music, entertainment and a special recognition honoring staff members who celebrated a significant career milestone of 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years with Stanford in the 2018 calendar year. Photographer Keith Uyeda captured some of the highlights.

New faculty draw on diverse subjects and backgrounds to open eyes, challenge students

In The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois makes a prescient declaration: “The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color-line.” As the United States continues to struggle with “the problem of the color-line” in the 21st century, Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences has sought to recruit faculty whose research helps advance our understanding of how race has shaped U.S. history, politics, culture and national identity.

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