Near the end of August, ASSU President Michael Cruz ’12 and Vice President Stewart Macgregor-Dennis ’13 sent a blueprint containing the student government’s plans for the upcoming academic year to several campus email lists.
In response to the U.S. Congress’s 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) mandating that the cost of college attendance be publicly available information, the U.S. Department of Education recently launched a website that publishes a “college transparency and affordability” list for information on tuition and net prices at postsecondary institutions.
Stanford is one of six universities involved in the federal government’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, an initiative that aims to help create high-tech manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and boost the development of advanced technologies. With assistance from the government, members of the group, which also includes a group of U.S. companies, are set to invest more than $500 million is research, development and education over the next year.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business has claimed sole possession of the top spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 rankings of the country’s top business schools.
Along with the addition of the new schools, the Pac-12 will employ a new revenue-sharing plan, which will go into effect starting in the 2012-13 academic year. Though yet to be negotiated, the new media deals are expected to earn upward of $175 million, which will be distributed evenly among the schools in the conference.
CafeBots, a Palo Alto startup founded by a group with Stanford connections, recently received initial funding of $5 million from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).
The newly released 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s college rankings for law and business schools has given the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Law School (SLS) especially good marks. The rankings report that Stanford’s business school is the hardest to get into, while Stanford Law has the best “overall classroom experience.” The GSB placed second for “career prospects” and seventh for best “campus environment.”