Between Disney mash-ups, romantic classics, and accelerated pop renditions, Stanford’s a cappella groups have quite the collective repertoire. Yet her freshman year, Michelle Jia ’16 recognized an unsung niche: vocal jazz. What exactly is vocal jazz?
On June 2, 60-year-old Mata Amritanandamayi (“Amma”) shared her life experiences and insights with a packed Memorial Auditorium.
Through a series of five site-specific contemporary dance pieces developed on five distinctive locations around campus, the Dance Division’s “Construction Site” performance on May 28 inspired a, quite literally, moving experience for attendees. Beginning at the Bing Concert Hall entrance and looping around Harmony House to end at the Cantor Arts Center, the audience was guided from site to site by an enthusiastic, dancing troupe of “construction workers” who posed creatively to form the path. Although marked by five separate pieces, the night served as a cohesive reminder of Stanford’s transforming physical environment and art’s ability to awaken the senses.
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.
With a taste for quality challah and an appetite for social impact, Stanford’s Challah for Hunger group meets every Thursday to bake for charitable work.
Florence Moore Hall (FloMo) underwent several major renovations that have garnered overall positive responses from residents, despite nostalgia for the removed roof catwalks.