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Ellora Israni

Class of 2016 admit rate at historic low

About 6.6 percent of applicants were admitted to Stanford Friday when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions released notification letters via email. The number is the lowest in University history, down from last year's 7.1 percent admit rate.

CDC data shows salary, job trends

Data collected by the Career Development Center (CDC) showed that students earning bachelor’s degrees in 2011 from the School of Humanities and Sciences received an average starting salary of $54,951, while School of Engineering graduates received $72,148 on average.

ACM hosts Hulu talk on ‘big data’

The Stanford Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosted its weekly Tech Talk last Friday night in the Gates Computer Science Building, featuring Shane Moriah ’09, a Hulu software developer who gave a talk titled, “I Know What You Watched Last Summer: An Overview of Hadoop, Big Data and Metrics at Hulu.” ACM’s weekly Tech Talks…

“Living-wage” line draws students to bookstore racks

The Alta Gracia clothing brand, a “living-wage” line launched at the Stanford Bookstore last September, has performed “as expected,” according to bookstore director Janet Gawley. Alta Gracia is a subdivision of the Knights Apparel, Inc., which sources its clothing from the “La Altagracia” province of the Dominican Republic. The brand pays all of its workers…

McFaul nominated for Russian ambassadorship

President Obama recently nominated Michael McFaul B.A., M.A. ’86, political science professor and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to the United States ambassadorship to Russia. McFaul, who has served as special assistant to the president on national security affairs, director of Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule…

Class of 2015 moves in

Stanford's 1,709 freshmen and approximately four dozen transfer students move in today, marking the commencement of New Student Orientation (NSO) 2011 and the University's 121st Opening Convocation Ceremony, which will occur today at 4 p.m. on the Main Quad.

Med school adopts Multiple Mini Interview process

In a departure from the traditional admissions process for medical schools in the United States, the Stanford School of Medicine has just completed its first year using the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process--a method that splits the traditional hour-long interview into several smaller ones--to assess its candidates.

Police Blotter

This report covers a selection of incidents from May 27 to June 29 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety bulletin. During this period, several laptops and a large number of bicycles were stolen on campus. Friday, May 27 At 11:25 p.m., a man was cited and released at the corner of…

SSD shuttle initiates summer operation

Students traveling home via San Francisco International and Mineta San Jose International airports for summer vacation will have an additional option for transportation to the airport, as the ASSU is set to expand its shuttle service to include spring quarter.

Special fees increase more than 2 percent

However, only a minority of the student population knows the ins and outs of the special fees system. The process began during winter quarter, when each Voluntary Student Organization (VSO) submitted an application to the ASSU with its proposed budget and request for special fees.

Professors aim to revamp classroom education

Stanford students tired of the lecture-section-paper-problem set routine now have several options for reprieve, including classes using interactive online lectures, avatars and new approaches to problem-solving. These experiments in instruction come as the University reexamines its approach to undergraduate education.
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