Members of the Stanford community came together to celebrate the renaming of the Sally Ride in Stern Hall on Thursday evening. The residents of Sally Ride, recently renamed from Serra, welcomed University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell, members of the Stanford Native American community and Joyce and Bear Ride, the mother and sister…
At a long-range planning town hall on Wednesday, President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell addressed community concerns surrounding affordability for staff and graduate students and the redesign of undergraduate majors, among others.
On Monday, the Coalition for International Students’ Financial Aid released a petition calling on the University to prioritize need-blind admissions for international applicants. The petition, which garnered over 900 signatures in two days, aims to push this initiative forward in light of Stanford’s long-range planning efforts.
The 37 papers represent the efforts of four steering groups to compile high-level summaries of the over 2,800 ideas and proposals submitted by faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community at large.
Cardinal Conversations, a recently-launched speaker series co-hosted by the Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), has spurred campus-wide debate as some students have expressed discontent regarding the recent invitation of political scientist Charles Murray.