The University raised $89.3 million to fund graduate student fellowships and undergraduate financial aid. Financial aid donations allowed 81 percent of undergraduate students to graduate with zero loan debt in June 2018.
Performances were put on by acapella groups such as Fleet Street, Everyday People and Talisman, as well as hip hop groups such as Akasma Bellydance, Stanford Bhangra and Urban Styles.
Michele Dauber, the Stanford Law School professor who led the successful effort to recall Judge Aaron Persky, announced on Monday the creation of the Enough is Enough Voter Project. The initiative aims to dismantle the candidacies of political candidates who have been accused of sexual misconduct or whom the group believes have voted or acted against women’s interests in the past.
Stanford Law School (SLS) Dean M. Elizabeth Magill will leave the University in summer 2019 to assume the role of provost at the University of Virginia (UVA), Stanford News reported late last week. Magill will be the first woman to hold the position at UVA, where she earned her law degree in 1995.
Stanford’s annual Family Weekend, an event that aims to give families a chance to experience undergraduate life, kicks off on Friday morning. The two-day event consists of a variety of activities including information sessions, community open houses, faculty lectures and campus tours. Stanford expects approximately 4,000 visitors to attend.
Stanford received $951.1 million in philanthropic gifts between September 2015 and August 2016, the second-highest fundraising sum of any university last fiscal year.
Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, the parents of Truman Hanks ’18, performed “Love Letters” at Bing Concert Hall to benefit the University’s arts program.
The University has published the results of fundraising efforts for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, reporting a record number of donors.