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Award Winning Actor and Stanford  alumnus Sterling K. Brown delivers the 2018 Commencement speech
Jun 19 2018
Stanford University’s 127th Commencement weekend, June 15-17, 2018, featured an inspiring speech by Sterling K. Brown, Stanford alumnus and award-winning actor.
Jun 6 2018
Dr. Bina Pulkit Patel, who has served on the staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since 2010, will become its director in mid-July. 
Jun 4 2018
Provost Persis Drell has convened a task force to develop a comprehensive vision for the undergraduate residential experience. The ResX Task Force, one of the first initiatives to evolve out of the Long-Range Planning process, will be made up of faculty, senior university leaders and students.   
Lateefah Simon at a lectern
Jun 4 2018
During the third annual Sally Dickson Lecture at Stanford, Lateefah Simon shared her journey from a teen in trouble to an activist who works for justice on many fronts.  
Head shot of Chris Griffith
Jun 3 2018
Christine Griffith, associate vice provost and dean of students, is retiring after nearly 38 years at Stanford. Griffith, who originally joined Stanford as an office manager in Escondido Village, is credited with developing the university’s first Graduate Life Office.

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