On first glance, Stanford may seem vaguely apathetic towards fashion. A quick look around the quad certainly reveals the Stanford student uniform — a free t-shirt from the most recent career fair and a pair of sweatpants likely bought at the campus bookstore. Even so, a growing number of students are interested in the fashion industry — and pushing to change campus accordingly.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Stanford President John Hennessy came together for a conversation in Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, covering a wide range of topics including their similar backgrounds as tech pioneers and their mutual appreciation for the humanities in engineering.
College applicants and current students can now connect with one another through Chalky, a new start-up that coordinates mentorships for guidance and support before, during and after college.
The latest increase in the cost of Cardinal Care — and the University’s refusal to delay a waiver deadline that would preclude students from using California’s new health insurance exchange to find cheaper insurance — was met with discontent among graduate and international students while also prompting efforts on their part to mitigate the burden.
Even as massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to assume an increasingly prominent role in education, regularly enrolling thousands of students from around the world in classes taught by professors from dozens of universities, their rapid growth has sparked a backlash focused on the potential loss of diversity and interaction in education.
Stanford reported a yield rate of approximately 76.7 percent for the Class of 2017 on Tuesday — a 3.7 percent increase from last year’s figure and the highest-ever in University history, according to an email from Director of Admission Colleen Lim M.A. ’80.
For Stephen Kosslyn Ph.D. ’74, moving from Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences to become the founding dean of the Minerva Project may offer a unique experience to redefine the collegiate experience.