Hosted by Nadeem Hussain, dean of FroSoCo, at his residence, FroSoCafé brings students together to discuss a variety of intellectual and personal issues at five to six cafe tables, each with its own unique discussion topic.
The Chappell Lougee Scholarship for summer research projects received a record number of applications by the Feb. 1 deadline, according to Christina Mesa, an Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) academic director and the scholarship’s new coordinator. Winners can receive grants up to $6,000.
“In education, it is the worst of times and the best of times,” said Claude Steele, dean of the Stanford School of Education, at a lunchtime presentation Tuesday that discussed a partnership between Stanford and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Steele opened the event by stating that this “partnership is a model for how schools of education can relate to real school districts.”
“We’re in the middle of a crisis…that has been going largely unnoticed–a worldwide crisis in education,” said philosopher Martha Nussbaum Thursday evening to a near-capacity audience at Cubberley Auditorium. “There are radical changes in what democratic societies teach young people, and these changes have not been well thought through.”
Stanford can claim five of the 32 recently announced 2011 Rhodes Scholars — more than any other university and the most in Stanford’s history. Through their accomplishments and intended career plans, the new Rhodes Scholars represent a microcosm of Stanford: a human rights activist, an economist, a medical anthropologist, a biomedical scientist and an opinion columnist.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos ’77 J.D. ’80 spoke Friday afternoon to a near-capacity crowd at Cubberly Auditorium about his experience coordinating the American relief effort to last March’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, which he called “the world’s first megadisaster.”
A Stanford study published in Science magazine earlier this month suggests that a simple one-hour session in confidence building can boost both the academic and emotional well-being of African-American college freshmen—perhaps even enough to curb the nation’s achievement gaps.
Republicans seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, gaining more than 50 seats, well ahead of the 39 needed for a majority.