In spite of the ripple effect created by the Occupy Wall Street movement, several Stanford professors indicate that they believe the movement, while noteworthy, will not last.
On Saturday, approximately 800 students and entrepreneurs gathered in Dinkelspiel Auditorium for Startup School 2011, according to Ruby Lee '13, vice president of finance for the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES), which sponsored the event along with the venture capitalist firm Y Combinator. Students from around the country came to hear a panel of entrepreneurial experts speak-from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Ashton Kutcher to Zynga founder Mark Pincus.
The 2011-2012 academic year marked the beginning of a new enrollment system called SimpleEnroll.
University President John Hennessy met with the Board of Trustees this Tuesday to discuss preparations for the potential New York City campus as well as future renovations for Stanford’s main campus. An agreement for collaboration among Stanford University, the City University of New York (CUNY) and the City College of New York (CCNY) recently passed, furthering progress toward the possible Stanford NYC campus. While the collaboration came about as a result of Stanford’s proposal to build an applied-sciences campus in NYC, CUNY and CCNY will not be submitting the proposal with Stanford.