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Tuition
At its meeting in February, the Board of Trustees approved a 4 percent tuition increase for the 1996-97 school year. The total annual cost of tuition, room and board rises to $27,827. Board chairman John Freidenrich said that the increase was the lowest rise in 30 years.

Early Admissions
Stanford has mailed offers of admission to 568 early decision candidates for the Class of 2000 - the first students ever to apply to the university under an early admission process. Under the program, students who request an early decision must commit to attending Stanford if they are accepted. About 3,047 students applied under the program, which was recommended by a study group in 1994 as a way to enhance recruitment and boost the percentage of acceptance by students offered admission.

Food Research Institute
Despite protests from its faculty, students and alumni, the
75-year-old Food Research Institute is scheduled to close - the first elimination of an academic department in 20 years. The institute is one of the few in the country that studies agricultural and economic issues in Third World countries, and it places many of its graduates in development-related jobs in international policy agencies and in foreign agricultural ministries. The institute will transfer some of its programs to a new center within the Institute for International Studies. John Shoven, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, recommended the Food Research Institute closure, saying that a review conducted by a three-member panel led him to the conclusion that “the quality of student and faculty research would be higher in traditional disciplinary departments.” Institute director Scott Pearson and others

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