Keep Professor Fraga at Stanford

By signing this petition you are affirming your belief that Stanford
University should hire and promote individuals who exhibit the highest quality in research, teaching, advising and mentoring.  You believe Professor Luis Fraga is one such individual and that Stanford's administration and Department of Political Science should provide a competitive offer in order to retain him, thereby recognizing his extraordinary value as a member of the university
community.

By signing this petition you are affirming your belief that Stanford University should hire and promote individuals who exhibit the highest quality in research, teaching, advising and mentoring.   

You also believe that Stanford can only continue to foster excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education by recruiting and supporting individuals who represent a diversity of perspectives as well as a diversity of ethnic and racial backgrounds.

You believe that Professor Luis Fraga exemplifies the attributes, as a scholar, teacher, advisor and mentor, which should be given the greatest value by the Stanford community.

By signing this petition you are expressing to the Stanford administration, including the Stanford Political Science Department, that they should provide a strong and competitive offer to keep Professor Fraga at Stanford. By doing so, the administration will appropriately recognize Professor Fraga's status as one of the most influential professors at the university.
We, as concerned Stanford students, alumni and community members, propose that in order to retain Professor Fraga, the Stanford administration commit to provide these items, including but not limited to the following:  

Provide Professor Fraga with a full professorship and the requisite salary increase;

Provide Professor Fraga with funding for research that meets and exceeds comparable offers from other universities, including monies for research assistants and travel;

Provide an academic environment that encourages and supports Professor Fraga’s research on race and ethnicity in politics and education;

Provide Professor Fraga with support for course development, including his service-learning courses, which allow students to utilize theoretical tools to solve problems that threaten communities;

Provide Professor Fraga with a specific means to become more directly involved with efforts to increase diversity among faculty;

By providing these items, the administration will show its commitment to Professor Fraga, his students, alumni, and the entire Stanford community. Specifically, Stanford will show it cares about providing the highest quality of education.  The administration will show a clear commitment to its pursuit in developing influential scholars and leaders who have a positive impact in our society as a whole.
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