Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Square, spoke with The Stanford Daily about a wide range of topics, sharing his advice to entrepreneurs, touching on Instagram and offering perspective on the competition between Stanford and Cornell for Applied Sciences NYC.
Stanford University responded to questions about its Dec. 16 withdrawal of StanfordNYC, an ambitious $2.5 billion proposal to build a graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City. The University responded in a press release published on Tues., Dec. 27.
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.
In 2007, a survey by the Faculty Development & Diversity Office showed that almost a third of Stanford faculty missed five or more days of work annually to take care of an ill child, causing a potential loss in productivity. To alleviate this problem, the University recently launched a program that aims to meet the child-care needs of Stanford faculty, funded through a partnership between the provost and the School of Medicine.
Genetics Prof. Carlos Bustamante has been named a 2010 MacArthur Fellow for his work in analyzing the patterns of DNA variation among populations to understand both evolutionary processes and the genetic basis of complex traits in humans, dogs, plants and pathogens.
The Stanford Board of Trustees’ announcement last week of an increase in the cost of attendance for the 2010-11 academic year marks an attempt by the University to find a difficult balance between its stated revenue needs and the concerns of students and families weathering a trying economic climate.