University Affairs

John Etchemendy portrait / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Provost Etchemendy addresses questions about sexual assault

Students continue Building 10 demonstration

Student demonstrators associated with Fossil Free Stanford continued their sit-in around Building 10 on the Main Quad for the second day on Tuesday.

Students lighting candles at vigil/ Photo: Tamer Shabani

At Stanford, vigil held for terror victims in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad

Some 200 members of the Stanford community braved cold and wind to stand in solidarity Sunday night with victims of the recent Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad.

University seeks input on proposed updated judicial process for sexual assault

The Stanford community is invited to comment on a proposed updated process, recommended by a campus task force, for investigating and adjudicating cases of prohibited sexual conduct involving students.

Persis Drell talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford Engineering: Driven by desire to have an impact on the world

The speakers at the Faculty Senate meeting yesterday included Professor Persis Drell, dean of the School of Engineering, and Professor Andrew Fire, chair of the Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on IT Privacy and Security.

Aerial view as Central Energy Facility nears completion in November 2014 / Todd Quam

Stanford issues statement on climate change ahead of Paris conference

With an international conference on climate change approaching, Stanford issues a call for global leaders to look to universities for solutions – and highlights steps Stanford has taken to implement sustainable practices.

Three alumna meet at Reunion Homecoming. /Photo: L.A. Cicero

Lure of the Farm: Alumni, families celebrate Reunion Homecoming

As nearly 7,000 alumni return to campus, Stanford photographers capture some of the long-weekend highlights.  

Russell Berman addressing the senate/ Photo: L.A. Cicero

Senate discusses learning goals and new course evaluations

The speakers at the Oct. 22 Faculty Senate meeting included Russell Berman, German studies and comparative literature; Jim Campbell, history; Susan McConnell, biology; and Sheri Sheppard, mechanical engineering.

New graduate housing proposed for Escondido Village

Stanford is in the very early stages of proposing construction of a new residential complex that would provide housing for more than 2,400 graduate students. If eventually approved, the complex would be located off Serra Street between El Camino Real and Campus Drive.

Jennifer Robinson picks up her daughter at the Stock Farm Road ChildrenÂ’s Center.

Work and family life at Stanford: Celebrating decades of support

Stanford's WorkLife Office is dedicated to supporting employees as they work to achieve and maintain a healthy balance in their personal and professional lives. For decades Stanford has developed an evolving portfolio of family programs designed to meet the changing needs of employees.

Thinking Big About Learning

'Thinking Big' presenters inspire at Stanford's 125th anniversary kickoff symposium

Some of education's best minds came together on Sunday and shared research and discoveries that are transforming the way we think about and approach teaching, learning and education.  

Short circuit leads to power outage, small fire

Campus officials worked Monday afternoon to restore power to approximately 35 buildings affected by a power outage. A small electrical fire on the roof of Maples Pavilion was thought to be related to the outage.

Entrance to the McMurtry Building. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford trustees celebrate McMurtry Building, hear presentations on a variety of topics

At its recent meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees toured the new McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History, heard presentations from university leaders, approved the design of the Bass Biology Building, and approved construction plans to build a new conference center and to renovate a graduate housing complex.

Stanford releases results of campus climate survey of students

Results of a campus climate survey taken by undergraduate and graduate students in spring 2015 show Stanford has "much more work to do in battling sexual assault and misconduct," President John Hennessy said.

Stanford Admission office

Stanford, other institutions to offer new 'Coalition Application'

The coalition's goal is to recast the admission process, broaden access and encourage a "college-going mindset" for all students beginning their freshman year in high school.