The University Entrepreneurship Report, released Monday by CB Insights, said that Stanford alumni raised the most funding of six universities studied for venture capital and angel deals from 2007 to 2011. Graduates or dropouts from the schools studied in the report – Stanford, Harvard, MIT, NYU, UC-Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania – were responsible for $12.6 billion in transactions over 559 deals.
Coursera, a start-up founded by Stanford computer science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, officially launched today, announcing new partnerships with Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan, in addition to its existing partnership with Stanford.
Stanford Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (SPER) has continued its divestment campaign on and beyond campus in recent weeks, most notably sending delegates to a national conference on the issue in Philadelphia this past weekend.
Stanford University tied for fifth place with five other universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of universities in the United States. Harvard University and Princeton University tied for first place, with Yale University in third and Columbia University in fourth. The California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania tied with Stanford for fifth. Duke University ranked 10th.
For the fifth consecutive year, Stanford ranked first in total private donations among American colleges, according to a report released by the Council for Aid to Education on Wednesday…