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architect's rendering of theater in Roble Gym / Courtesy Cody Anderson Wasney Architects

Stanford's historic Roble Gym to open in the fall after arts-oriented renovation

Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education and a drama professor, will direct the first theater production in the newly renovated building.

Maheetha Bharadwaj / L.A. Cicero

Stanford senior awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The scholarship, established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, covers the cost of graduate studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge.

Kara Fong

Stanford chemical engineering major wins Churchill Scholarship

The goal of the scholarships, established at the request of Sir Winston Churchill, a British statesman and former prime minister, is to advance science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure future prosperity and security.

Harry J. Elam Jr. / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Faculty Senate discusses shifting educational environment

Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, titled his annual address to the senate "Our Shifting Educational Environment: Why Stanford's Leadership in Higher Education is Critical Now."

Stanford undergraduate Maria Doerr

Stanford students take listeners on a voyage of discovery

Stanford students are producing audio documentaries based on interviews they recorded last summer with funding from Braden Storytelling Grants, which were designed to introduce students to the art of spoken storytelling.

Stanford admits 745 early applicants to Class of 2020

The freshman class is beginning to take shape, with acceptance offers sent to high school students from 48 states and 34 countries.

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.