Females make up 57 percent of the U.S. undergraduate population, but only 18 percent of those with degrees in computer science, according to Ellora Israni ’14 and Ayna Agarwal ’14 who gave the opening remarks Saturday at an event called She++.
Google Waltz Lab, a project searching for “innovation in waltz,” according to its website, has found a new lead at Stanford. The program, which began as a dance class on Google’s main campus in Mountain View, is moving to Stanford under the direction of dance instructor Richard Powers.
“Nowadays, there is so much emphasis on student-to-teacher ratio,” said Salman Khan, founder of the online educational site The Khan Academy on Thursday evening at Cemex Auditorium in the Graduate School of Business. “We at The Khan Academy do not believe in this multiple — we believe in optimizing student-to-valuable-time-with-teacher ratio, or even more importantly, student-to-valuable-time-with-other-human-beings ratio. A one-size-fits-all lecture is not the way to go about education.”
Luckily, Google is working as quickly as possible to make sure we are never short in our supply of Brazilian women falling on their faces or German men crawling out of car trunks (true story) — they are now expanding Google Street View to cover more remote areas of the earth. Aside from providing us with the potential for more entertainment, this new initiative has also given us something almost as great — jobs.