Stanford reported a yield rate of approximately 76.7 percent for the Class of 2017 on Tuesday -- a 3.7 percent increase from last year's figure and the highest-ever in University history, according to an email from Director of Admission Colleen Lim M.A. '80.
As the Faculty Senate approaches a vote next month on a controversial class scheduling proposal, University Registrar Tom Black and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Harry Elam fielded questions and concerns from about 10 students during a town hall-style meeting Wednesday evening.
Stanford Libraries will create a 'living archive' with today's leading environmental architect
Two weeks after a column on Vietnamese dietary habits written by professor of communication Joel Brinkley prompted controversy and criticism nationally and in Vietnam, Brinkley has continued to defend the column’s substance amid a proliferation of petitions calling for an apology or even his resignation.
Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and current Hoover Institution senior fellow, announced on Friday that she will be joining a bipartisan task force that aims to address issues related to immigration policy, including determining whether and how undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship.
Stanford Hospitals & Clinics announced plans last week to build a new outpatient cancer center in San Jose. The center, which will be completed in 2014, will be Stanford healthcare system’s most comprehensive facility outpatient center other than of Palo Alto’s Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Redwood City’s Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, according to a release from the Stanford Hospital.
When it was founded in 1891, Stanford was ahead of its time: The school did not charge tuition fees, it admitted women and it had no religious affiliation. There were Asian American and Native American students in the first classes. But despite these measures, Stanford was, for the first 70 years of its history, overwhelmingly male - and even more overwhelmingly white.
For the first time in their 40-plus year history, Stanford’s six community centers are undergoing a review and assessment by Student Affairs.
There is a moment in Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Rhodes’s new play, “Reykjavik,” when, after days of negotiations over nuclear weapons between then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, Reagan suddenly drops a bomb of his own.
For most students interested in running for ASSU office, an essential part of the process is seeking endorsements from various on-campus students groups. These student organizations help the candidates they endorse by tapping their large mailing lists, putting up flyers, posting on Facebook and holding events to introduce the candidates to voters.
Harvard English professor Louis Menand declared the era of Great Books curriculum “over” at a talk Thursday evening at the Stanford Humanities Center. He added, however, that vestiges of the curriculum still linger, and the effect it has had on the structure of American universities has been profound.
Members of Occupy Stanford spent Thursday demonstrating in Berkeley and Oakland in support of Occupy Education, a movement protesting funding cuts of public education and tuition hikes in the University of California system.
Questions about the future of democracy in Iran dominated a wide-ranging panel discussion Wednesday evening, titled, “Law and Society in Iran.” The Stanford Law School Program in Law and Society hosted the event, which attracted an audience of about 140.
Perhaps even more remarkable than the record-breaking enrollment in CS 106A last quarter was the percentage of those 594 students who were female. Gender parity, if only in the introductory class, is encouraging news for a department that is overwhelmingly male.
Faculty and students involved with Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project have drafted a ballot initiative that would revise California’s controversial Three Strikes Law. Pending approval by the Office of the State Attorney General and the collection of 500,000 signatures, the proposal would appear on the state ballot in 2012.