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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

Stanford’s vision prioritizes citizenship, solutions, sustainability, IDEAL values and more, president tells Faculty Senate

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne discussed the Stanford Vision while Vice President for Development Jon Denney detailed fundraising to support the vision during a report to the Faculty Senate on Thursday. The meeting also included a presentation about the Global Engagement Review Program.

Nov. 5 event kicks off the launch of Stanford’s new Notation in Cultural Rhetorics program

A panel discussion, “Dimensions of Mexican American Rhetoric,” featuring three prominent scholars in the field, kicks off the new Notation in Cultural Rhetorics program within the Program in Writing & Rhetoric. The new program emphasizes the rhetorical traditions and practices of communities of color and examines how race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality bear on rhetorical production and reception.

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