Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXVII - Issue 1 - News
Stanford Examines Faculty Diversity
Looking just at the raw numbers, someone might accuse Stanford's hiring practices of being overwhelmingly biased towards white men. In fact, many have. After all, women account for roughly 20% of the faculty, compared to more than half of all American citizens, and racial minorities for a combined 16% (as opposed to the almost 30% of the national population). This, however, is a simplistic view, and Stanford has two responses. First, that the numbers are more balanced than they look, and second, that its current policies are directed at removing any remaining imbalance.
....Full story.....by Henry Towsner
Week In Review
Read all about the week's news at Stanford.
....Full story.....Compiled by Sheena Chestnut, Nels Hansen, Chris Lin, Joe Lonsdale, and William Rothacker
U.S. News Ranks Stanford #5
Stanford University crept into the top 5 of the annual US News and World Report rankings of undergraduate programs at National Universities for the first time since 1998, according to a release in the September 17th "Best Colleges" issue. In an otherwise torpid year wherein none of the top eight universities were displaced or dropped in ranking, Stanford entered a three-way tie with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania for the fifth position.
....Full story.....by Bry Martin
Freshman Orientation Teaches Stanford Values
The five fun-filled days of Freshman Orientation 2001 included three major assemblies in which incoming students learned the "accepted" Stanford perspectives on such controversial topics as alcohol, sex, and diversity. The programs had themes ranging from "Discover Stanford," an introduction to the University, "Real World," an introduction to the potential perils of the Stanford social scene, to "Faces of Community," an introduction to the diversity of campus.
....Full story.....by Justin Diener
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