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Editorial Board: An open letter to Stanford’s incoming President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Dear Dr. Tessier-Lavigne, It’s been over 10 years since you were here as a professor, and Stanford is a very different place. The campus climate, as well as student hopes and expectations regarding the role of the president, have undergone so many transformations that it is hardly the same institution you likely remember. Your presidency…

A new president for an expired status quo

By now most of us have heard the news: Stanford’s 11th president, selected by the Presidential Search Committee after “six months and thousands of hours reviewing prospective candidates in a comprehensive, inclusive global search,” will be Canadian neuroscientist and former faculty member Marc Tessier-Lavigne. On Facebook, the uproar in response to his selection was immediate.…