Participants formed 11 teams to create projects analyzing political and economic data and exploring issues such as whether money can buy an election, how political apathy is related to campaign contributions and the degree to which Silicon Valley contributes to political campaigns.
Harvard English professor Louis Menand declared the era of Great Books curriculum “over” at a talk Thursday evening at the Stanford Humanities Center. He added, however, that vestiges of the curriculum still linger, and the effect it has had on the structure of American universities has been profound.
In a press conference Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the final seven proposals that were submitted to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCED) to build an applied science campus in the city. The proposals were due by Oct. 28.
Stanford University submitted its proposal today to build a $2.5 billion, 1.9 million square-foot graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City. If the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) selects Stanford’s proposal, the city will grant the University land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million to develop its campus over the next 30 years.
Columbia University provost Claude Steele will be the University’s next School of Education dean, according to a press release from the University. Steele, who taught at Stanford from 1991 to 2009, will assume his position September 1, succeeding current dean Deborah Stipek.