The Stanford Board of Trustees briefed The Daily on their latest meeting.
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…
The 2012-13 school year marks the third year of the Global Citizenship theme of Crothers Memorial Hall, a program that has grown sizably in its short lifespan.
Responding to rapid growth in student enrollment, the School of Engineering anticipates making significant expansions to its faculty size.
R&DE Student Housing, which manages 5 million square feet of Stanford buildings, spent roughly $50 million on undergraduate and graduate housing renovations this summer. The renovations included improvements to student comfort, energy and water efficiency, health and safety.
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.
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).
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 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.
Americans Elect, a new political movement looking to place its own non-partisan presidential candidate on ballots across the 50 states, has taken root at Stanford.
The number of homicides in East Palo Alto doubled this past year, jumping from four homicides in 2010 to eight in 2011.
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.
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 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.
Stanford graduates ranked ninth for median starting salary and 16th for median mid-career salary in national university rankings released by PayScale on Oct. 24.
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.
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) announced that it plans to celebrate the launch of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) at its fall conference on Nov. 10.