When I look at all the recent commentary surrounding “the list” – in this paper and the Review – it isn’t the debate over misquotations or misrepresentations that interests me. Rather, I think there is a greater issue relevant to the educational interests of all Stanford students, not just athletes.
Before last Sunday’s Oscars, I was super excited to see how Palo Alto native James Franco would do as co-host. Sure, Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes was probably the funniest/most painful hosting experience there’ll ever be, depending on how you saw it, but I had a feeling that James Franco’s turn might end up being even weirder.
You’re reading this post. It’s buried inconspicuously in one of the more obscure regions of the Daily’s website along with the other Daily Banter posts. Since you went to all the trouble to get here, that probably means you’re already aware of the fantastic conversations that happen in the “comments” on Daily articles.
Shaw seemed to bring a similar mentality to the program as former head coach Jim Harbaugh, who departed after Stanford’s 40-12 victory in the Orange Bowl to coach the San Francisco 49ers. Namely, he emphasized toughness and determination as elementary to his team’s success.
As a SymSys student focusing in Natural Language, from the minute I first heard about Watson, I was wildly excited by what it meant that IBM had built a question-answering machine sophisticated enough to play Jeopardy and be competitive with the best contestants. We’ve been talking a lot about Watson in my natural language processing class this quarter, and even though I still know very little about the field, I know enough to be amazed at what IBM’s been able to do so far.
There is no community on campus that is fully aware of and committed to the needs of students with disabilities — and, since Stanford is a place that embraces (or professes to embrace) community for students from all backgrounds, this strikes me as a serious flaw.