University Affairs

reunion balloons

Stanford alumni arrive Thursday for Reunion Homecoming

The "heart and soul" of the Oct. 23-26 event are class reunion parties and class panels in which alumni share real-life experiences. The annual gathering also features Dinner on the Quad and the 2014 Roundtable at Stanford.


Stanford task force seeks campus input on sexual assault policies and practices

Two town halls have been scheduled – the first, a graduate student town hall, on Monday, Oct. 20 – and input is also welcomed via the task force website.


Lesley Stahl / Courtesy CBS

Stanford Roundtable 2014 brings climate change to the fore

This year's Roundtable at Stanford focuses on climate change, its impacts, dangers and possible solutions. On Friday, Oct. 24, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl will lead the conversation.


Stanford Quad

Stanford selects first cohort of Distinguished Careers Institute fellows

The program is designed for exceptional leaders with 20 to 30 years of experience who are interested in reinventing and redirecting their careers toward roles with a social impact.


Exterior of Meyer Library with Hoover Tower in the background / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Meyer Library to be replaced with landscaped open space

Over the next six months, crews will salvage furniture inside the building for re-use by university departments, schools and Stanford Surplus Sales. High-reach excavators will begin tearing down Meyer in April 2015.


site for new ChEM-H/SNI building / Courtesy Stanford LBRE

Stanford trustees visit new art collection, approve construction

During its recent meeting, the university's Board of Trustees visited the new Anderson Collection at Stanford University, gave preliminary approval to two new campus buildings and gave final approval to three construction projects, including new residences for undergraduates and for first-year students at the Graduate School of Business.


View toward Anderson Collection building / Tim Griffith

Stanford releases fiscal year fundraising results

Gifts from 82,300 donors provided $928.5 million for financial aid, research, faculty, buildings and more.


Windhover contemplation center

Windhover contemplative center opens Thursday on Stanford campus

Nathan Oliveira's paintings were inspired by kestrels swooping above the Stanford foothills.  


Stanford releases annual campus safety report

This year's annual safety report includes information and resources specifically related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.


roundabout graphic / Courtesy Parking & Transportation Services

Traffic flowing in Stanford's new Escondido Roundabout

Slow down, look, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and yield to bicycles and cars already in the roundabout. Proceed with caution. Vehicles and bicycles should travel single file in a roundabout – not alongside each other.


Tom Black, university registrar / L.A. Cicero

Stanford and China exchange electronic academic records

While many U.S. colleges and universities use e-transcripts, universities and ministries in other countries rarely exchange electronic academic records. Stanford's registrar hopes a collaboration with China's Ministry of Education will set the standard for record exchanges with other countries.


Stanford Management Company releases 2014 results

The university's Merged Pool achieved a 17 percent investment return for the 12 months that ended June 30, 2014.


Brian Shaw

Stanford's new P&TS director talks peak-hour traffic, "green" Marguerites, parking

Reducing peak-hour vehicle trips remains a top priority for Stanford, and for the university's new transportation director.


Combating sexual violence at Stanford

President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy have issued the following letter to the campus community, providing an update on Stanford's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and calling on all members of the Stanford community to play a role.  Video


Provost John Etchemendy address students at New Student Orientation program / Aaron Kehoe

Preventing sexual assault a focus in new academic year

At New Student Orientation and throughout the upcoming year, Stanford and its students are expanding efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Meanwhile, a task force continues meeting to develop recommendations for improvements in campus policies and practices, and community input is welcomed.  Video