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From Russia, With Love   
Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution recently acquired the family archives of the late Josephine Pasternak, daughter of Russian impressionist painter Leonid Pasternak and sister of poet and writer Boris Pasternak. In this 1980 photograph, Josephine poses with paintings of herself done by her father. The Pasternak collection, which will be housed at the Hoover Institution, includes family correspondence and manuscripts, many of them previously unpublished. The Hoover Institution has one of the country’s most significant collections on the history of Russia in the 20th century.

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Yield Rate Up
Stanford’s closely watched “yield rate” - the number of admitted freshmen who decide to enroll - was 61.4 percent this year, up from 55.1 percent last year. James Montoya, dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid, said the university’s Early Decision program, offered for the first time this year, was a key factor in the increase. Thirty-five percent of the freshmen who will enroll this fall were accepted through the new program. Those students had to commit to enrolling at Stanford in exchange for an earlier-than-normal admission decision. Montoya also cited increased involvement of faculty members and alumni in the admissions process. Alumni and parents hosted 21 receptions for prospective freshmen around the country. Also contributing to the strong yield, Montoya said, was a closer coordination between the Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid staffs.

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