In 2007, two Stanford law students approached Erik Jensen with the idea of writing legal education textbooks to meet a growing demand for more widespread law enforcement and better judicial practices in Afghanistan.
Despite concerns about the popularity of the humanities at Stanford, University administrators say they are not worried about enrollment in the humanities or the post-graduation career opportunities for students in these departments.
Since last year, the School of Humanities and Sciences has been working to decrease the time to degree for students in Ph.D. programs.
As the arts scene at Stanford receives increasing resources and attention, the University has started planning the construction of a new “arts gym”—a drop-in studio and performing arts space at Roble Gym.
An enormous amount of interest is driving the University to keep up with student demand for arts spaces, according to Matthew Tiews M.A. ‘99 Ph.D. ‘04, executive director of arts program.
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.
Deanna Badizadegan ’14 was one of 64 young musicians accepted to the New York String Orchestra Seminar, a 10-day program in late December offered by Mannes College The School for Music.