Jordan Shapiro

Board of Trustees holds first meeting with new chair at head

At the first meeting held by new chair Steven Denning, M.B.A. ’78, the Stanford Board of Trustees discussed several ongoing University construction projects, including an initiative to add 326 beds to graduate school housing. The renovations would allow 60 percent of graduate students to live on campus, up from roughly 55 percent currently. The Board…

Arts Intensive apps increase, SoCo numbers remain constant

Applications for Arts Intensive, one of three September Studies seminar-based programs offered in the weeks leading into autumn quarter, have risen for the coming academic year, according to Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) administrators. The number of students who applied for Sophomore College, another September Studies program, has remained stable.

Admins consolidate ‘pre-college’ programs

Earlier this month, the University announced the formation of a new administrative unit called Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS), which will bring all of Stanford’s pre-college educational programs into one department. SPCS, currently comprised of six on-campus organizations, will exist under the umbrella of Stanford Continuing Studies (SCS).

Harrington named new School of Medicine chair

This summer, the Stanford University School of Medicine will welcome Robert Harrington, M.D., as its new chair. Harrington currently heads the Duke Clinical Research Institute in North Carolina, the largest clinical trial research organization in the world. The Daily spoke with him about his goals for this new position, his upcoming transition across the country and current room for progress at the School of Medicine.

Stanford apps outpace Ivy rivals

Stanford set a University record when it received 36,744 applications before the Jan. 1 deadline this year, while Harvard, Yale and Princeton all experienced a slight dip in applications compared to the previous year.

Edelman finds meaning

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), delivered a lecture on the meaning of life Wednesday evening in Memorial Auditorium. As the 2011 Rathbun Visiting Fellow, Edelman shares an honor previously awarded to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Secretary of State George Shultz and the Dalai Lama.

PA City Council halts bike plan

A plan to expand Palo Alto’s pedestrian and bicycle network remains on hold despite overall positive reception by the City Council and community members. The City Council voted Nov. 7 to send the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan back to city staff for further revisions

Palo Alto goes to the polls

Palo Alto citizens will vote today not on national, state or local officials, but on two community issues that have inspired similar amounts of political debate. Measures D and E will take center stage on the Palo Alto ballot, after a recent decision by the local legislature to move city council elections to even numbered years to save money.

City divided on Measure E

On Nov. 8, Palo Alto citizens are scheduled to vote on Measure E, the Palo Alto Green Energy and Compost Initiative. Measure E would un-dedicate 10 of 127 acres in Byxbee Park, currently home to the Palo Alto Landfill, which will be closing in 2012.
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