This year, for the first time, Cantor Arts Center has paired with the class, “Imaginng the Oceans,” to create a special exhibit featuring artistic depictions of the sea.
President Hennessy delivered his annual address to the Academic Council, the body of Stanford’s tenure-line and other senior faculty, on Thursday, April 30. Hennessy discussed the past academic year and plans for the upcoming year with a focus on the role of technology in learning.
Within the last few years, the field of computer science (CS) has grown rapidly nationwide. At Stanford, a university with a strong history of computer science, the annual number of students declaring CS as their major has grown more than 300 percent in the last decade. While this change has created excitement within the department, the rapid expansion has also provoked concerns amongst faculty.
Today, it may be hard to imagine Stanford without the strong influence of computer science (CS), which has been the most popular major on campus for nearly four years. But 10 years ago, the department was not attracting enrollment numbers nearly this large.
Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced an executive memorandum called the “Student Aid Bill of Rights,” which will affect college students all over the country. The next day, the White House held a conference call directly with student journalists to promote the new executive action.
This September, before the school year begins, 12 to 15 rising sophomores will have the opportunity to participate in the first Arabic language Sophomore College (SoCo) program. Called “Arabic in America,” the course aims to provide students with as much immersion as possible here at Stanford in the absence of a study abroad program for learning Arabic.
The Faculty Senate decided on Thursday to postpone a vote on an all-campus smoking ban, referring it to committees to consider alternatives. It also rejected a motion to support President Hennessey’s February 19 call to maintain thoughtful and civil discourse at Stanford.
The Istanbul Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is being offered for the first time this winter in partnership with Koç University, an English-language Turkish university. For the first five weeks of the program, the 16 BOSP participants were some of the only students on campus, as most of the Turkish students were away for their winter break.