Named after Augustus Taber Murray, Murray House is considered an independent house (along with EAST and Yost). Murray originally opened its doors in 1982 and was renovated during the summer of 2011. Located on the west side of campus, Murray House is surrounded by the natural beauty of Governor's Corner with access to a number of hiking and running trails. Additionally, the house is in walking distance to the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC) and Roble Field.
Matthew Snipp is a professor of sociology and has been at Stanford since 1996. He is also the Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement. Before moving to Stanford, he was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has been a Research Fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Professor Snipp has published 3 books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty and unemployment. His current research and writing deals with the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian education. For nearly ten years, he served as an appointed member of the Census Bureau’s Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee. He also has been involved with several advisory working groups evaluating the 2000 census and three National Academy of Science panels focused on the 2010 and 2020 censuses. He also has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics as well as an elected member of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research’s Council. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.