News & Updates

Provost's Committee on Lecturers

October 25, 2017
The 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.

A new academic year

September 25, 2017
President 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.

Summer explorations

September 21, 2017
Summer 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.

Provost Drell on Stanford's commitment to battling sexual assault

September 7, 2017
Provost 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.

Stanford University statement on federal administration’s plans for DACA

September 5, 2017
Stanford University vigorously and admantly opposes the shameful decision announced today to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Letter to the community on undocumented students

June 7, 2017
In 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.

Stanford's commitment to progress on climate change

June 6, 2017
A message from President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell restating Stanford's commitment to leadership on climate change.

Progress report on Student Title IX Process

May 31, 2017
In a letter to the campus community, Provost Persis Drell provides a progress report on the first 15 months of the Student Title IX Process, the university's pilot process for investigating and hearing Title IX cases.

Update on Stanford’s support for immigrant community members

May 10, 2017
As the challenges facing immigrant communities continue to be a focus of discussion both nationally and here on campus, the President and Provost provide an update on Stanford’s efforts to support all members of our community, regardless of immigration status.

Dereca Blackamon, Lily Zheng and Persis Drell co-facilitate workshop on institutional change

May 8, 2017
On Saturday, May 6, Provost Persis Drell hosted an all-day workshop for students on institutional change. Lily Zheng, '17, helped to organize and lead the event.