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Stanford University statement on federal administration’s plans for DACA

Stanford University vigorously and adamantly opposes the shameful decision announced today to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This announcement before Congress can enact a permanent legislative solution will bring further profound disruption and uncertainty to those who have met DACA’s strict requirements and are fully a part of American communities.

Stanford reaching out to students affected by Hurricane Harvey

The university has begun reaching out to students and other members of the campus community who might be affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“The effects of this storm in Texas are heartbreaking,” said Provost Persis Drell. “We are working to reach out to Stanford students in the affected region to provide any assistance we can. We also will be monitoring the situation closely in the coming days to see what other actions by the university could be helpful.”

Message to Stanford students in the aftermath of violence in Virginia

Dear Stanford students and postdoctoral scholars,

We, like many of you, have been watching the violent events and aftermath at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville with shock and concern. The violent expressions of racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry are antithetical to the values of our country and contrary to the fundamental ideals of Stanford. There is clearly far more that our nation can do to achieve equality as well as civil rights for all.

Stanford faculty, students and staff win grants to advance diversity

After completing their summer research projects, five Stanford undergraduates will return to their hometown high schools in Texas, Nevada, California and Jamaica to share their passion for science and engineering with students and teachers.

Their travel will be funded under a new program, the Diversity Inclusion and Innovation Fund, which was established in 2017 to support initiatives that advance the diversity of the Stanford community and foster inclusion.

Progress report from Provost Persis Drell to the campus community on Student Title IX Process

In a letter to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell provides a progress report on the first 15 months of the Student Title IX Process, the university's pilot process for investigating and hearing Title IX cases.

Dear Campus Community,

Earlier this year, I said I would provide a progress report to the Stanford community this spring on the first year of the Student Title IX Process, our new pilot process for hearing cases of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence and sexual violence involving students.

Stanford joins amicus brief opposing revised travel ban

A group of 31 American universities, including Stanford, has filed a court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit outlining the harm to the academic community from the March 6 executive order.

Stanford has joined 30 other universities in filing an amicus brief challenging the federal administration’s March 6 executive order on immigration, arguing that the travel ban imposed on people from six countries threatens the universities’ academic mission.

President, provost launch university-wide planning process

Stanford’s long-range planning process, launched this month, seeks broad input to collaboratively create a shared vision for the university that anticipates future trends and identifies key opportunities.

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell are inviting members of the Stanford community to become involved in a university-wide, long-range planning process to chart the future for Stanford in the decades to come.

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