Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies Richard Saller announced that he will step down as dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) on Sept. 1, 2018 and return to teaching full-time at Stanford.
The Daily has gained additional information about the case of Michelle Karnes, a former Stanford professor who accused the University of firing her husband in retaliation after she reported sexual harassment.
A former Stanford professor has publicly claimed that she was pressured into leaving the University for reporting another professor’s inappropriate behavior.
A recent article in Forbes Magazine wrote that the University may be collaborating with Chinese espionage efforts through its Confucius Institute, a suggestion that the administration denies.
Despite concerns about the popularity of the humanities at Stanford, University administrators say they are not worried about enrollment in the humanities or the post-graduation career opportunities for students in these departments.
Since last year, the School of Humanities and Sciences has been working to decrease the time to degree for students in Ph.D. programs.
Though there was an overall increase in the number of Introductory Seminars (IntroSems) offered this year, the number of applications for and enrollments in fall quarter seminars stayed relatively the same as last year, according to Russell Berman, faculty director of the Stanford Introductory Seminars (SIS) program.
Stanford has begun actively recruiting for a new tenure-line faculty position in Middle Eastern Studies, in response to a demand for increased focus on the area from the University community.