The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking have chosen to no longer hire residential tutors (RTs) and residential writing tutors (RWTs) and instead offer drop-in tutoring in central dorm locations beginning next academic year.
Larry Diamond ’73 M.A. ’78 Ph.D. ’80, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), received the 2013 Richard W. Lyman Award at a private ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
Due to higher retention rates and higher yield in searches, the School of Humanities and Sciences has experienced a seven-percent increase in faculty in the last couple of years, bringing the total number of full-time faculty positions to 553—the highest in its history.
Three faculty members have each won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, considered to be “the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.”
Sigrid Close, Jennifer Dionne and Sean Hartnoll were among 102 winners who will be recognized in Washington, D.C., later this year.
Operating in the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center since September 2010, the Stanford branch of the sandwich shop Ike’s Place is open until at least June 2014 and will remain open if the University accepts a rebid proposal from Ike Shehadeh, the owner of the eatery.
For more than 30 years, the Special Language Program (SLP) has allowed students to learn less commonly taught languages ranging from Lakota to Norwegian.
SLP has grown to accommodate more than 160 students and 18 to 20 languages per quarter with American Sign Language, Vietnamese and Hindi proving the most popular across the years, according to Eva Prionas M.A.’76 Ph.D. ‘81, the program’s coordinator.
Stanford accepted 748 high school students for early admission to the Class of 2018, with an admission rate of 10.8 percent, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, who announced these results on Friday afternoon. These students were selected from 6,948 early admission candidates, the largest pool in Stanford’s history.
To compare, admission rates for the class of 2017 were 11.9 percent. Out of a pool of 6,103 applicants, 725 were accepted. The number of applications rose from 6,103 to 6,948 this year, representing a 13.9 percent increase.