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Q&A: New registrar Johanna Metzgar discusses what it takes to keep Stanford running

Johanna Metzgar is Stanford’s new Associate Vice Provost for Student and Academic Services and the University Registrar. She oversees six different departments: the Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services, Student Information Systems, Graduate Admissions, the Student Services Center and the Bechtel International Center. Metzgar was previously associate registrar at the University of California, Berkeley and has…

E-dissertations popular among graduate students

When the University announced last November that doctoral dissertations and masters dissertations from some engineering disciplines would be made available in a digital format, it was unclear how many graduate students would take advantage of this option over the traditional “hard-copy” submission. Now, nearly an entire academic year later, it is clear that some graduate students have made the transition smoothly from paper to electronic submission…