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Stanford charges committee with developing implementation recommendations for proposal for new institute on study of race, ethnicity and society

Clockwise from top left: Provost Persis Drell; Lloyd Minor, dean of the School of Medicine; Stacey Bent, vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs; and President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
(Image credit: Andrew Brodhead)
Oct 22 2021
Faculty, Stanford, Students, VPGE

Provost Persis Drell told the Faculty Senate Thursday that a committee has been charged with developing recommendations for a process to create a new institute on the study of race, ethnicity and society. The Faculty Senate also heard updates on the university’s response to COVID-19 and the state of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs, among other topics.

Stacey Bent, vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs and the Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering, provided highlights of the state of graduate and postdoctoral education at Stanford, alerted senators to ongoing priorities and announced two new fellowship opportunities in support of the university’s Long-Range Vision and IDEAL initiatives.

VPGE supports diversity, inclusion, and equity on campus, including the IDEAL initiative, and from individual student fellowships to grants for student-led initiatives.

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