Cuéllar said that growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border had a profound influence on his understanding of the world and prompted his desire to study politics and governance.
The Junot Díaz: A Symposium event held Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 in Margaret Jacks Hall brought together scholars from around the country and the Caribbean to speak about the significance of the work of Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” and creative writing instructor at MIT.
While Peter Thiel ‘89 J.D. ‘92 has frequently courted controversy with his disparaging outlook on the merits of higher education, the famed venture capitalist’s decision to teach a Stanford class — CS 183: Startup — this spring has been met with approval from administrators and students alike.
Had Stanford competed as its own country in the Beijing Olympics, it would have placed 11th — tied with Japan — in total Olympics medals. This summer is shaping up to be no different, as track and field athletes, synchronized swimmers, divers and water polo players, among others, prepare for the impending games in London.
While the Faculty Senate declined after contentious debate to begin requiring introductory seminars (IntroSems) for freshmen, as recommended by the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) report, both University administrators and SUES members have welcomed this revision to the report’s recommendations.
Though the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is still accepting late applications for six of its fall quarter programs, BOSP director Bob Sinclair said the extensions are a standard practice and that he is not worried about the health of any of the programs.