David Spencer Nelson’s column on why contemporary art turns him off is a bracing and personal call to all of us in arts practice and arts education (The Mixed Messages of Modernism: Empty museums: an explanation, Oct. 28). Let’s rise to the challenges he articulates.
I for one have been rooting for Stanford from the onset in its proposal to build a campus in New York City as I think it presents a tremendous opportunity (“A student’s look at StanfordNYC,” Oct. 27). Why go to New York City when things seem just fine here in sunny Palo Alto? This country needs another center for innovation and that is what Stanford does better than any university in the world. It would provide Stanford with new research alignments in industries that don’t exist in the Bay Area and would give students from the home campus access to a whole network of East Coast contacts and new alumni. Maybe we can even start chipping away at that East Coast bias that never seems to allow Stanford to climb above Harvard or Yale in national rankings.
As a current Stanford junior who’s helped plan some of Stanford’s largest student events, from class formals to Full Moon 2010 and the recent Cataracs concert, I couldn’t be more excited thinking about the potential that exists with the newly created Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). I think that Monday’s Editorial Board piece (“Sobering up at the OAPE,” Oct. 10) unfortunately missed the mark.
To The Editor: It is extremely annoying to be associated with a world-renowned center of learning and to be regularly bombarded with University bulletins that… Continue Reading »
The Red Zone serves as the heart of Stanford Stadium’s energy and passion on game day, driving our football team to greater heights in every home game. The Department of Athletics firmly believes students represent the core of our fan base, both today and in the future.
Given the attention that has been focused in recent years on how the arts might play a more significant role in the educational experience of all Stanford undergraduates, it is gratifying to see increasing demand for courses in art practice. However, at times it has been difficult to adapt existing spaces and procedures to accommodate all students who wish to take introductory courses that involve hands-on practice and individual attention.
In the last two days, four of Stanford’s decorative fountains were soaped. Although soaping fountains is not a new prank, as the campus manager for Water Conservation I’d like to remind those who soap fountains that this activity wastes our valuable resources.