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In response to Trump’s proposed executive order

On Saturday, President Trump announced  his intention to issue an executive order requiring American universities to maintain “free speech” on their campuses and threatened to withdraw federal funding from noncompliant institutions. Practical considerations aside – it’s not clear how this plan would be enacted – Trump’s message should trouble Stanford students because of the ways it mischaracterizes the state of free speech at schools like our own. These mischaracterizations feed into a narrative that has the potential to stifle, rather than protect, free speech on Stanford’s campus.

Long-Range Planning initiative aims to improve diversity and inclusion

This article is the third in a four-part series on the University’s Long-Range Planning efforts. As part of Stanford’s Long-Range Planning (LRP) process, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access in a Learning Community (IDEAL) initiative has begun efforts to improve faculty and graduate student diversity after spending fall quarter establishing its goals. Improvements such as…