While the number of students taking computer science classes has increased rapidly, the number of faculty has not, causing serious problems for the department.
Last Thursday, the 16th annual Stanford Asian American Awards were presented to 13 recipients — which included faculty, staff, alumni and students — during a ceremony at Paul Brest Hall in Munger.
Yesterday morning, three professors arguing for Stanford’s divestment from fossil fuels met with President John Hennessy to discuss their stance. Representing the 369 faculty signatories of a letter advocating for fossil fuel divestment, they presented Hennessy with the document and provided verbal arguments for divestment.
Stanford’s faculty and Silicon Valley are inseparably intertwined. Some have criticized this sort of revolving door between Stanford faculty and technology industry leaders as being detrimental to the purity of academia at Stanford.
Due to higher retention rates and higher yield in searches, the School of Humanities and Sciences has experienced a seven-percent increase in faculty in the last couple of years, bringing the total number of full-time faculty positions to 553—the highest in its history.
For Fishkin and other women in academia, however, balancing work and family life is an act that extends far beyond accruing degrees.
Over the past decade, Stanford’s faculty has grown by over 230 members, said Karen Cook ’68, vice provost for faculty development and diversity.
Children of Stanford faculty members and large donors receive preference in the admissions process, even more than legacy students