“We often forget…what the other side of the cliff looked like [in 2008],” said financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin to a packed Cubberley Auditorium on Saturday afternoon. “[We forget] how bad it was…and how far we were about to fall.”
All student-athletes have their own stories to tell, their own adversities they’ve overcome, their own sets of sacrifices and their own unique experiences that have made all of the hard work worthwhile.
While psychologists and psychiatrists often have to consider how to treat the negative responses that student-athletes have to their environments, they also play a role in helping the student-athletes optimize their performance in high-pressure competition situations.
Although all Stanford students have their ups and downs in life during their college experiences, student-athletes live out their wins and losses at an entirely… Continue Reading »
While high school student-athletes certainly dedicate a lot of time and energy to refining their craft, the collegiate lifestyle brings a new level of challenge that many incoming freshmen can find daunting and overwhelming at first. In addition to being under much more pressure to perform on a bigger, more exposed stage in front of a national audience, they must also deal with the challenges that regular college freshmen face: making friends, settling into a community and creating a niche in an unfamiliar setting.
Four of California’s top research universities, including Stanford, have joined forces in an effort to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities among faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.