October 25, 2017The Provost's Committee on Lecturers has been asked to review core academic teaching staff appointments at Stanford. Core academic teaching staff include lecturers, senior lecturers and other non-academic council appointments. Given the importance of this group to our teaching mission, we believe it is important to clarify their roles within the university, as well as identify and implement guidelines for career definition, development, and advancement in this line.
September 25, 2017President Tessier-Lavigne and I want to take the opportunity of a new fall quarter to extend a warm welcome to you, whether for the first time or once again. Yet as we write we are also reminded of the challenges facing some members of our community, with the announcement just hours ago of an updated travel ban affecting visitors to the United States from several countries.
September 21, 2017Summer is a time to refresh the soul. I spent a small part of my summer doing that by spending some time as a student of the arts.
September 7, 2017Provost Drell provided thoughts following a speech by the U.S. Secretary of Education regarding Title IX and efforts by colleges and universities to battle sexual assault.
September 5, 2017Stanford University vigorously and admantly opposes the shameful decision announced today to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
June 7, 2017In an open letter in the Stanford Daily, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reaffirm and discuss further the resources and commitments Stanford offers to undocumented students.