Within the Stanford bubble, all students are able to solve problems — but a Stanford student group and nonprofit organization called California Common Sense (CACS) has taken that problem solving to the next level.
Many Stanford students do not take the summer off — they do not simply return home to lounge on the couch and watch television, despite how relaxing that may sound. Instead, students venture into uncharted waters, exploring new ways to add to their experiences with internships, research and volunteering.
Ideas of social media and social change came together on May 11 as Jennifer Aaker, Stanford GSB professor and author of The Dragonfly Effect, Bill Strathmann, CEO of Network for Good, and Bacon spoke about the evolving, interactive form of social good–social networking.
The Stanford Daily spoke with Network for Good’s Chief Development Officer Dan McCabe about his work with Kevin Bacon, the SixDegrees site and the One Degree challenge.
Although he might look innocuous with his white button-down shirt, blue jeans and clean-cut hair, no one would expect that Cameron Percy ’07, who recently began master’s studies in Stanford’s Public Policy Program, has sparked a controversy in the California government.
One reporter’s account of a Stanford special dinner
Others, however, paint quite a different picture of campus life from January to mid-March, deeming it a ten-week period filled with romance and compassion. Following the excitement of autumn quarter and preceding the sunny jubilance of spring quarter, many feel that despite the cold, hearts may actually warm on the Farm during this middle quarter. So the question still stands: is winter quarter the quarter of love, or is winter romance an unfounded myth?
In addition to teaching introductory and higher-level journalism classes, Lewis spent a year as a Knight fellow at Stanford in 2010, wrote a novel in Argentina and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the birth of the Internet.