The Daily sat down with several prominent professors and administrators to discuss their summer reading lists and their near-unanimous interest in one Stanford-affiliated work in particular.
Cuéllar said that growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border had a profound influence on his understanding of the world and prompted his desire to study politics and governance.
With more students on campus than any other term, winter quarter poses greater challenges for students returning from an autumn quarter abroad, particularly as they try to find desirable housing on campus.
The Junot Díaz: A Symposium event held Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 in Margaret Jacks Hall brought together scholars from around the country and the Caribbean to speak about the significance of the work of Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” and creative writing instructor at MIT.
While Peter Thiel ‘89 J.D. ‘92 has frequently courted controversy with his disparaging outlook on the merits of higher education, the famed venture capitalist’s decision to teach a Stanford class -- CS 183: Startup -- this spring has been met with approval from administrators and students alike.
Had Stanford competed as its own country in the Beijing Olympics, it would have placed 11th -- tied with Japan -- in total Olympics medals. This summer is shaping up to be no different, as track and field athletes, synchronized swimmers, divers and water polo players, among others, prepare for the impending games in London.
Despite concerns about impact from the Faculty Senate’s recent decision to substantially reduce freshman requirements, officials expect little immediate change in Structured Liberal Education (SLE) programming.
While the Faculty Senate declined after contentious debate to begin requiring introductory seminars (IntroSems) for freshmen, as recommended by the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) report, both University administrators and SUES members have welcomed this revision to the report’s recommendations.
Though the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is still accepting late applications for six of its fall quarter programs, BOSP director Bob Sinclair said the extensions are a standard practice and that he is not worried about the health of any of the programs.
Graduates of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) are pursuing a more diverse array of careers of late, according to the GSB’s Career Management Center. Many of these graduates are looking to the education industry rather than business or finance.
Faculty have largely extended a warm welcome to Thinking Matters, the freshman requirement proposed as a replacement to the Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) program by the recent Study on Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) report. The shift may occur as early as fall 2012.
Stanford University plans to begin construction of a new dorm in the Manzanita complex, scheduled to open in 2013, according to the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) report. The report also suggests that the Manzanita dorm may have a theme, although discussions are ongoing and no final decision has been made.
A project led by Stanford researchers made gains in documenting the extensive social networks, similar to today's online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, that existed as long ago as 1500.
Public scrutiny over a report confirming that Google Inc. spent $5.4 million on lobbying in Washington D.C. in the first three quarters of 2011 has raised awareness among students and faculty about the influence that Google and other high-tech companies wield at Stanford.
Stanford military experts interviewed by The Daily were not surprised by the announcement President Obama delivered on Fri., Oct. 21 that the United States would withdraw all troops from Iraq by the end of the year. The announcement sets a final end date for almost a decade of U.S. occupation in the country.
Universities’ retention of the right to deny funding to groups that discriminate based on religious freedom, according to a federal appeals court ruling made in August, will have a positive impact on Stanfording, according to Reverend Scotty McLennan, dean of religious life.