At a public hearing last week, the Santa Clara County Planning Commission unanimously made a favorable recommendation to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors regarding Stanford’s plans to build new faculty residences in the San Juan Hills neighborhood, despite opposition from several San Juan Hills residents.
According to research conducted by Professor of Economics Caroline Hoxby, limited accessibility to elite universities for poor, minority or first-generation students can pose an even larger obstacle than tuition prices and selectivity.
The Faculty Senate heard a report at its Nov. 8 meeting about how the University is working to implement the changes to undergraduate education suggested by the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES), which was approved by the Senate in May.
“Do you think a liberal education makes you happier?”
The Faculty Senate discussed revisions to undergraduate breath requirements at its Thursday meeting, with professors disagreeing over the number of courses a student should be required to take under the proposed new system.
Hoxby calls this misconception — the perceived increase in competition — a consequence of people extrapolating from the experiences and acceptance rates of a small number of colleges, particularly schools in the Ivy League, Stanford, Duke and a handful of elite liberal arts colleges.