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A look at Stanford computer science part II: Challenges of a growing field

Within the last few years, the field of computer science (CS) has grown rapidly nationwide. At Stanford, a university with a strong history of computer science, the annual number of students declaring CS as their major has grown more than 300 percent in the last decade. While this change has created excitement within the department, the rapid expansion has also provoked concerns amongst faculty.

President Obama seeks to revamp student loans and tuition

Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced an executive memorandum called the “Student Aid Bill of Rights,” which will affect college students all over the country. The next day, the White House held a conference call directly with student journalists to promote the new executive action.

New Sophomore College program provides Arabic immersion

This September, before the school year begins, 12 to 15 rising sophomores will have the opportunity to participate in the first Arabic language Sophomore College (SoCo) program. Called “Arabic in America,” the course aims to provide students with as much immersion as possible here at Stanford in the absence of a study abroad program for learning Arabic.

Faculty Senate postpones vote on all-campus smoking ban

The Faculty Senate decided on Thursday to postpone a vote on an all-campus smoking ban, referring it to committees to consider alternatives. It also rejected a motion to support President Hennessey’s February 19 call to maintain thoughtful and civil discourse at Stanford.

BOSP Istanbul in full swing as Turkish students return from break

The Istanbul Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is being offered for the first time this winter in partnership with Koç University, an English-language Turkish university. For the first five weeks of the program, the 16 BOSP participants were some of the only students on campus, as most of the Turkish students were away for their winter break.
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