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Alejandro Ruizesparza / L.A. Cicero

Stanford senior named 2016 Marshall Scholar

Senior Alejandro Ruizesparza said he will use the Marshall Scholarship to study social statistics and sociology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

students Nikhita Obeegadoo, Eric Ehizokhale and Sophie Ye working on their laptops / L.A. Cicero

Stanford students put computer science skills to social good

Four undergraduates have co-founded CS+Social Good, an organization that utilizes technology to make a positive social impact.  

Former football teammates Josh Nunes and Jemari Roberts at Commencement's Wacky Walk / Linda A. Cicero

NCAA reports Stanford Athletics registered overall graduation rate of 98 percent

The latest Graduation Success Rate report released by the NCAA notes that 19 Cardinal programs earned a 100 percent graduation rate.

students on an assembly line packaging meals / Kurt Hickman

Stanford students package 63,000 meals for the hungry during New Student Orientation

Event introduces freshmen and transfer students to public service as a distinctive feature of a Stanford education.  

student Meghan Shea diving with jellyfish in the Pacific / Meghan Shea

Stanford students spend summer seeking environmental solutions

A unique grant program provides mentorship for students doing solutions-oriented environmental fieldwork around the world and vital research assistance for faculty.

Graduate student Yiyang Li and undergraduate Sophie Meyer in the lab / Norbert von der Groeben

Battery experiments highlight Stanford's dual mission of teaching and research

Teaching and research come together when a PhD student guides an undergraduate through two years of tests that confound two decades of assumptions on lithium-ion battery design.

Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education

The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.

University President John Hennessy at lectern, with faculty on stage, at Stanford's 125th Opening Convocation / L.A. Cicero

Convocation: What it means to be part of Stanford

Drawing on inspiration from some of the world's greatest leaders and thinkers, Stanford President John Hennessy urged incoming students to open their minds, expand their horizons and follow their passions during their time at Stanford.    

Young man helping a small boy with his school work. / Photo: Joy Leighton

Stanford launches initiative to strengthen commitment to public service

A new initiative, Cardinal Service, builds on the university's longstanding commitment to public service by elevating and expanding opportunities to weave service more deeply into the distinctive identity and culture of the Stanford student experience.

Farouk Dey / L.A. Cicero

BEAM, Stanford Career Education, reflects new focus on connections and meaningful work

Career educators at BEAM connect with students – undergraduates as well as graduate students – to help them explore career paths, identify and apply for opportunities, and cultivate personalized networks that shape their professional journeys.