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Diversity remains ongoing struggle

The composite picture of socioeconomic diversity at Stanford is a patchwork, both in the data available and the efforts made to achieve it.

The first class of students at Stanford, in 1891, famously required no tuition. Among the ranks of the Farm’s “pioneer class” was a young man born in an Iowa village, the son of a blacksmith and a minister, who at the time of his admission was orphaned and living in Oregon.

The Daily brief: Aug. 2, 2010

What to do with Searsville Dam?… Ken Frier named CIO… Condi joins GSB… Gerhart signs with Vikings… Admission interviews move to Washington… AlertSU eyes social media… Princeton Review rankings are out… Agriculture helped slow carbon emissions?… Sapolsky tackles stress… Course reg opens… Bill Lane passes… Stanford news from around the Web for Monday, Aug. 2, 2010.