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Community centers: Who gets funded?

In June 2017, following the departure of Associate Vice Provost for Community Engagement and Diversity Nicole Taylor ’90, what was previously a unified unit of seven campus community centers under her lead was disassociated and replaced with an interim structure grouping some, but not all community centers. For community center advocates, that structural shift added to ongoing challenges in obtaining funds to meet centers’ needs 10 years after recession-era budget cuts.

Stanford launches OpenXChange, year-long community-building initiative

In an email to the Stanford community on Thursday, President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy announced OpenXChange, a year-long initiative for engagement and discourse around issues of contention within the University community. The initiative will combine large-scale events in venues such as Memorial Auditorium and CEMEX with small-scale discussions in Lucie Stern Hall.