The plan’s promise to revitalize liberal education at Stanford — if delivered upon — is compelling. However, there are key concerns the University must address in its implementation of the plan, should the Faculty Senate approve it, ranging from explanations of syllabi to a greater focus on pedagogy.
Students entering Resident Assistant (RA) training this year were in for a surprise. Dozens watched as interim ResEd Dean Koren Bakkegard gave the students a first look at the new protocol ResEd was introducing to better enforce its alcohol policy. RAs would be charged with identifying “high-risk behaviors” and reporting them in a manner that…
In the aftermath of Hamzeh Daoud’s resignation, the Vol. 254 Editorial Board weighs in on the long-term consequences of the Stanford College Republicans’ behavior and rhetoric — and how Stanford administrators should work to mitigate this damage in the upcoming school year and beyond.
Many Stanford lecture courses are well-taught, but too many fail to provide the quality of teaching and support we’d hope for from institution so blessed with resources and talent.
Ahh, senior spring — when everyone’s weekend calendars are packed with darties, formals, boat trips, special Ds, Crepe Night. The sudden influx of social activity, especially compared with winter quarter, contributes the most to the joyful memories of spring quarter, almost as much as the reemergence of sun. Seniors continue to meet fresh faces at…
We’ll tell a friend about how a class went on forever or look back at the quarter and say it passed by in a flash. This sort of feeling to me seems to be pretty much universal, but we let the absurdity of it pass by with a wink and a nod.
Pursuing challenge in our academic home territory comes easily to us. We’re eager to push ourselves in the areas we already have aptitude in. It’s harder, in our four short years at Stanford, to prioritize challenges outside our areas of strength.
But, you soon realize that, really, there’s no one watching you at Stanford. You can pretty much do anything (or nothing!).