Julie Lythcott-Haims ‘89, associate vice provost for undergraduate education and dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising, will step down from her role in June to pursue a master of fine arts in writing, with an emphasis in poetry, from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Stanford will offer five more free online courses this month through a new partnership with Coursera, an online education start-up founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, the University announced today.
Administrators responded to questions about the University’s Dec. 16 withdrawal of StanfordNYC, its $2.5 billion proposal to build a graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City, in a press release published on Tues., Dec. 27.
It is important that the traditional goal of the Big Game be reinforced this year: a spirited competition on the field and an enjoyable experience for those in the stands. Unfortunately, in past years, the spirit of the Big Game has been dampened by the irresponsible behavior of some that resulted in fracas and property damage.
The University recently confirmed that the five-year Stanford Challenge fundraising campaign will officially end on Dec. 31, with a final report and press release along with comments from President John Hennessy to be released in February 2012, according to University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin.
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.
Over 1,000 attendees gathered Saturday morning in Maples Pavilion for the sixth annual Reunion Homecoming Roundtable at Stanford, titled this year “Education Nation 2.0: Redefining K-12 education in America before it redefines us.”
University President John Hennessy and electrical engineering professor Bernd Girod updated the Faculty Senate on the proposal for a New York City campus at Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting.
“I never thought the city of New York would move faster than an academic institution,” Hennessy said as he began his talk, commenting on the fast pace of the proposal process, which he said may be in part due to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s limited term.