Over the second half of 2020, I will be attempting to read one book a week from a list the Strategist curated by asking upcoming authors to recommend a book they have turned to for solace during the present pandemic. The second novel I picked up was J. G. Farrell’s award-winning “The Siege of Krishnapur,” which boasts of an aesthetic quality that I rarely encounter in works of historical fiction.
Giovanni Boccacio’s “The Decameron” is a work of Italian fiction, first published in the mid-14th century; it is set near Florence at the time of the Black Death.
In a mass email campaign over the last few weeks, students have urged deans to extend support for graduate students.
This article is the second installment in a series examining how classes are responding to COVID-19. THINK 65: Preventing Human Extinction explores a series of plausible pathways to human extinction, encouraging students to think about the psychological, social and epistemological barriers that inhibit society from recognizing and evaluating these threats. Through the course, students examine…
The University has put forth a policy providing additional job security to tenure-track faculty during the COVID-19 crisis, but lecturers have been left out of such policy changes.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, international students at Stanford have been faced with unique obstacles, including deciding whether to stay on campus or go home, grappling with international travel restrictions and policies and learning remotely from different time zones.
SATIRE: A newly-formed website called WiTree-Leaks reported that the strain of mono scheduled to circulate at Full Moon On The Quad this year contained a mutation engineered to produce profound effects on the belief systems of students.
SATIRE: While the choice of the word “midterm” was not in and of itself problematic, the way it was defined hurt the feelings of several Stanford midterms — just ask CHEM 31
SATIRE: The official rules state that at the beginning of the week, the dorm with the largest number of noro-infected students (latest polls indicate Burbank) will be declared the initial carrier of the Cheese Touch.
SATIRE: In a recent bout of confusion, hordes of freshman turned up to the Education as Self-Fashioning (ESF) Plenary under the impression that Enchanted Broccoli Forest (EBF) was hosting a slightly-earlier-than-the-weekend rager 9:30 am at the CEMEX auditorium.