"A liberal education cultivates empathy. It makes us human."
Associate Professor of History
Stanford will welcome the Class of 2020 on Tuesday. The day will culminate with the 126th Opening Convocation Ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Inner Quad. Among the programs focused on academic life is the First Lecture featuring Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of American history, who will talk about the nature, purpose and value of a liberal education.