Over 1,300 prospective freshmen (ProFros) arrived on campus yesterday for Admit Weekend 2013, which will offer ProFros and their relatives programming through Saturday.
Bing Concert Hall
Folks from every corner of the Stanford bubble are gathered in Roble Gym doing jumping jacks set to synth-heavy trap tunes. Some students in sweatpants dance across the space, while others spit poems about station wagons and blond afros. This is just a typical Wednesday evening rehearsal for the Chocolate Heads Movement Band, Stanford╒s most outrageous and innovative art collective. This deconstructed dance crew, directed by Aleta Hayes ‘91, invites musicians, artists, poets, DJs and designers to contribute to their creations.
A record number of people—about 3,000—registered for this year’s Parents’ Weekend, including about 130 grandparents and 80 siblings. Among them, over 90 percent of parents registered online.
With over 75 albums and 15 Grammys under his belt, Yo-Yo Ma is considered by many to be the best living cellist. Last Sunday, he graced the Bing Concert Hall with his presence. Accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott, Yo-Yo Ma performed Stravinsky and Brahms, along with other composers’ pieces, to a crowd that included community members, professors, administrators and a sizable number of lucky Stanford students.
With Stanford University’s $112 million Bing Concert Hall set to open this Friday, many student musicians and dancers are questioning how student groups were selected to perform in the inaugural season.
This is the final installment of an interview with University President John Hennessy. It focuses on President Hennessy’s future at Stanford.
President Hennessy discusses Stanford’s success in fundraising and the use of that money