University Affairs

acceptance envelopes ready for mailing / L.A. Cicero

Stanford offers admission to 2,144 students, expands financial aid program

Stanford has extended undergraduate admission offers to the Class of 2019 and announced an increase in financial aid. Now, parents with annual family incomes below $125,000 and typical assets will be expected to pay no Stanford tuition.

Robert F. Wallace / Courtesy Alta Advisers

Robert Wallace named to lead Stanford Management Company

Wallace, CEO and chief investment officer of Alta Advisers, will succeed John Powers, who announced his departure last fall.

Stanford asks Santa Clara County for GUP amendment

Stanford is asking the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to amend the General Use Permit and Community Plan approved in 2000 to give the university more flexibility in planning future housing construction.

Bret Comolli & Angela Filo / Nancy Rothstein Photography (Comolli), Lisa DeNeffe (Filo)

Stanford's Board of Trustees elects two new members

Bret E. Comolli, who serves on the board of directors of Stanford Health Care, and Angela S. Filo, who serves on the advisory board of Stanford Graduate School of Education, will begin five-year terms as trustees on April 1.

Senate to discuss coterminal degrees, principal investigators at SLAC

Physics Professor Sarah Church, chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies, will present a report on coterminal master's degrees. Physics Professor Peter Michelson, chair of the Committee on Research, will present a report on principal investigators at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

architect's rendering of proposed Hoover Institution building / William Rawn Associates

Trustees hear about the School of Humanities and Sciences, approve tuition and approve four construction projects

The projects include a new photon science laboratory building at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and a new conference center and office building for the Hoover Institution.

Stanford trustees approve undergraduate tuition, reaffirm financial aid commitment for 2015-16 school year

Under Stanford's financial aid program, parents with incomes below $100,000 pay no tuition, and those with incomes below $60,000 pay no tuition or room and board charges.

Earth sciences logo

Stanford renames Earth Sciences school to convey the breadth of its research and teaching

The new name – the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences – reflects the school's focus on understanding the workings of the planet and helping address resource and environmental challenges facing the world.

crew, equipment preparing for demolition outside Meyer Library / L.A. Cicero

Meyer Library demolition begins Feb. 4; concrete to be crushed on site

When Meyer is gone, Stanford will create a landscaped open space on the site, with walkways, benches and gentle slopes surrounded by trees.

Professor Mark Davis

Stanford launches major effort to expedite vaccine discovery with $50 million grant

Researchers will seek to understand how the immune system can be harnessed to develop vaccines for the world's most deadly infectious diseases.

William Maloney talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Concussions – an issue for male and female athletes alike, Stanford professor says

William Maloney, professor of orthopaedic surgery, told the Faculty Senate on Thursday that while concussions are a problem in football, they also are a big concern in other sports, including soccer, water polo and club sports, involving both male and female players. University Architect David Lenox gave a report on new buildings on campus and those under construction.

Faculty Senate to hear reports on capital planning, athletes' head trauma on Thursday

Artist's rendering of the Colonnade apartment complex/Photo courtesy of the Colonade

Campus looks to expand housing options for faculty, staff

Stanford has recently entered into an agreement to lease a 167-unit apartment complex currently under construction near the border of Los Altos, Palo Alto and Mountain View, to help make additional rental housing available for faculty and staff.

Chuck Feeney / Pascal Perich

Chuck Feeney: Stanford's quiet change-maker

Although you won't find his name anywhere on campus, Chuck Feeney is behind some of Stanford's most innovative facilities, from Campus Drive to the heart of the Medical Center.

Stanford admits 743 early applicants to the Class of 2019

Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 743 high school students who sought admission to the Class of 2019 under the university's early admission program.