As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, groups on campus have been hosting events to open up dialogue among students.
Stanford Storyboard Club, an unconventional group of Stanford visual artists, will roll out a variety of projects this year to provide a dose of amusement to Stanford’s campus.
With Stanford’s 125th anniversary in 2016, Stanford affiliates on campus and around the world can look forward to an exciting series of events this academic year. The celebration will officially begin this October and will continue through next year. According to Nicole Sunahara, director of special initiatives for Stanford, the theme running throughout the celebration will be Stanford’s transformative impact on people’s lives and on the world as a whole.
What did “design thinking” truly entail, and why had I heard it praised by students, educators, and administrators alike? After more than four years at Stanford, I had decided to finally find out.
In the end, four jam-packed years of college at a young age doesn’t seem like the best option anymore. We should think about alternatives because it doesn’t make sense to waste Stanford on young people.
The undergraduate dorm Lantana will begin hosting pre-assigned students next year with a theme focusing on the principles practiced by the d.school.
Founded in 2003, the Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design, known as the d.school, is still exploring how exactly it fits into the larger Stanford community, according to those who regularly utilize the school.
The core idea of the d.school, according to d.school Executive Director Sarah Stein Greenberg, is based on its human-centered approach. More and more classes across Stanford are beginning to employ “Design Thinking,” a user-friendly methodology of solving the world’s problems, brought to life with stages of empathy, ideation and prototyping, and which focuses strongly on the user.
A team of four students called Girls Driving for a Difference will embark on a cross-country roadtrip this summer, aiming to stop at 50 summer camps to empower 10,000 middle school girls using design thinking.