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Goodbye, CourseRank

On October 13, all CourseRank users received a rather disappointing email from Chegg, a textbook rental and homework help company that acquired CourseRank in 2010. The email informed us that on November 30, CourseRank will be taken down, and then proceeded to rub salt in the wound by reminding us of everything we’ll be missing…

Axess to undergo comprehensive remodeling

Axess, Stanford’s primary administrative portal for students, faculty and staff, is in the first phase of a comprehensive redesign that will take several years to complete, according to Associate Vice President for Administrative Systems Ganesh Karkala. Initial improvements will include installing the infrastructure for a new portal technology, updating the web design style and consolidating…

Faculty Senate discusses faculty diversity, 8:30 a.m. classes

The Faculty Senate heard reports on faculty diversity and conflicts in academic scheduling at its Thursday meeting, with the latter report potentially opening the door to a comprehensive overhaul of students’ daily course schedules. Senate Chair Raymond Levitt, professor of civil and environmental engineering, opened the meeting by briefly reflecting on the Stanford football team’s…