The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) recently waived the language requirement to study abroad in Florence in Winter Quarter 2014 in an effort to encourage more students to apply.
President Barack Obama named Stanford English and comparative literature professor Ramón Saldívar and Haas Center visiting scholar Bruce R. Sievers ’63 M.A. ’69 Ph.D. ’73 to sit on the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) advisory board.
The University has approved the first exception to an 11-year-old policy prohibiting undergraduate student trips to countries on the U.S. State Department’s Travel Warning List.
As a winner of the 2011 National Humanities Medal presented by President Obama, Saldívar belongs to a distinguished group that includes writers such as Toni Morrison, John Updike and Elie Wiesel.
Although some on campus attribute having a Stanford degree to cushioning many of the recession’s effects on employment, doctoral candidates studying the humanities still face a number of difficulties.