A visiting scholar in the economics department, Kurt Mitman, is registered as a sex offender for his 2004 assault of a 14-year-old boy. The University will permit him to serve the remainder of his appointment, until its scheduled June 30 end date, with certain restrictions.
Despite a 2005 felony conviction for sexually assaulting a minor, a registered sex offender is currently a visiting scholar in Stanford’s Economics department.
A Q&A with Ro Khanna, a Stanford economics lecturer currently running to represent California’s 17th congressional district.
In an effort to combat an ongoing trend of diminishing student interest, the Department of Economics will implement a set of sweeping curricular changes next year.
Congress’s Aug. 2 approval of a last-minute debt ceiling increase marked the beginning of at least a week of instability in the U.S. economy, which included Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgrading the country’s credit rating, volatility in the stock markets and the Federal Reserve Bank’s announcement that it will maintain low federal interest rates. American economists, including those at Stanford, have a variety of theories as to how the situation came to be, as well as how it will play out.