Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has asked to meet with 36 Sports Strong (36 SS) on Tuesday, April 13. That meeting will include the athletic subcommittee of the university board of trustees, which will consider the petition to reinstate the 11 cut sports programs. Both the San Francisco Chronicleand theMercury Newsrecentlypreviewed the meeting to discuss reinstatement efforts.
Stanford chose to cut these programs at the height of the pandemic when the fog of uncertainty was thickest. We can now take a thoughtful, strategic approach to solving this problem and reestablish Stanford as a national leader.
While we are encouraged that President Tessier-Lavigne and his administration seem ready to have a meaningful conversation, now is not the time to relax. In fact, it's time to turn up the volume. If you haven't already, please visit KeepStanfordWrestling.com and click the big, red "Send Email" button. Then, do the same through the 36 SS website here. Share these links with everyone in your network.
Now is the time to leverage relationships with friends and classmates to join the cause. Let everyone know that we are not going away until this is resolved and wrestling is reinstated at Stanford.
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How You Can Help
This is our opportunity to preserve the legacy of Stanford Wrestling for future generations. With that in mind, please take as many of the following actions as you are able:
Email (big, red button) the Stanford Board of Trustees from the updated KSW.com.
Engage Stanford faculty on the decision to cut athletic programs. We've prepared a template you can use here.