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Elizabeth Woodson

Response to Stanford’s release of the climate survey results

Reading the results of Stanford’s climate survey on sexual assault last week, you may have been confused. I definitely was. 1.9% of Stanford students experience sexual assault? Unfortunately, that seemed shockingly low. Peer institutions have taken similar surveys in the past year and reported tenfold times that occurrence. Is Stanford really that different? Absolutely not. The results of Stanford’s climate survey are easily misunderstood without a thorough grasp of what our definitions mean.

This Saturday: your one chance to experience “Higher Ground”

Higher Ground,” a student-created musical, will debut this Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium. This musical seeks to establish the legacy of gospel music through a powerful synthesis of student actors, choreographers from Stanford’s dance department, the student a capella group Talisman, a choir from San Jose and deep historical research.

Cecile McLorin Salvant Captivates Valentine’s Day Audience at Bing

This Valentine’s Day, Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall was graced by the presence of singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, whose unique talent is resurrecting the art of jazz in the 21st century. Announced from the stage, Salvant presented a program that refreshingly broke from the traditional collection of love songs expected on this day. Spanning genres, eras and emotions, Salvant sang jazz standards like “I Only Have Eyes for You”, excerpts from musical productions such as the “Step Sister’s Lament” from Cinderella, the soundtrack from a 1928 silent film “Laugh Clown Laugh.” It quickly became clear that one should not attempt to guess what was coming next.

Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell dazzles Bing audience

Joshua Bell has been described as a “poet of violin,” a title he confirmed with gusto on Saturday night at Bing Concert Hall. Bringing life and drama to a program that featured musicians from disparate eras, from Giuseppe Tartini to Igor Stravinsky, Bell ravished the sold-out audience in a show that lasted almost two hours.

Seeding Social Impact

It’s a fact: Silicon Valley and Stanford University are inextricably connected. In my opinion, the connection is valuable and particularly additive in the field of social impact.

Seeding Social Impact

The positive ideology around financing young people with big ideas is spreading, which is great news for those interested specifically in positive social impact. Why? Seed funding supports thinking that is valuable to social impact initiatives.

The Missing Link

Regardless of what matters to us, our job placements are not aligning with our stated priorities. Why is there such a drastic disconnect between millennials who want to create positive impact in their careers and the organizations that severely need their talent to successfully create change?

What is Social Impact?

With the enormity of the resources available to us at Stanford, and with the extreme number of choices we have been lucky enough to have received during our time at this institution, is it right for us to move forward in droves towards lucrative but questionably impactful private sector jobs?
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