The Daily sat down with three members of the Class of 2021 who shared the highlights — and surprises — that came their way when they experienced their first year on The Farm.
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.
Tuesday evening, the Board of Judicial Affairs (BJA) held an open discussion titled “The Honor Code in the 21st Century.” Dozens of students, faculty and staff members shared their perspectives on current issues involving the Honor Code.
This quarter, Stanford’s Computer Science Department will implement “pair programming” in the introductory computer science (CS) courses CS 106A: Programming Methodology and CS 106B: Programming Abstractions. Instead of completing assignments individually, students will now be encouraged to work in pairs within their smaller discussion sections.
As it stands, the Honor Code only benefits careful cheaters and the faculty who encourage them by giving the same homework year after year. Let’s turn it into a document that makes Stanford a fairer and more honest university.
Beginning this year, Stanford’s popular introductory computer science (CS) courses, CS 106A: Programming Methodology and CS 106B: Programming Abstractions in C++, required interested students to apply before being able to join during the summer quarter.
The courses you have to take before you graduate.
As undergraduates, Jeremy Keeshin ’12 M.S. ’13 and Zach Galant ’12 M.S. ’13 taught introductory computer science to their peers as teaching assistants in the perpetually overenrolled CS106A. But after graduating, they decided to take their teaching to a younger group: high school students.