Many students must consider financial resources in deciding whether to take a summer internship. The Haas Center offers fellowships and grants to help cover costs for students interested in service, but funds are limited.
In the High School Support Initiative, Stanford students will mentor high school students in Palo Alto, Atherton and Redwood City.
The Cardinal Service Notation notes a student’s dedication to public service on his or her Stanford transcript.
We ought to participate in and work with what we already have, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. If we want to change the campus culture around service, we as students, as individuals, need to take the initiative and engage more. We need to bury our egos, stop pointing our fingers at the university, and actually put in some effort ourselves.
Finding answers about our role in society and searching for the sense of fulfillment Singer writes of should be a central goal of an undergraduate education. Fostering a campus culture where more students are excited to serve others, in our view, is an essential aspect of that. We, as members of the Stanford community, have the responsibility to make this happen.
Stanford students can – and should – get involved in multiple ways to combat gentrification in EPA. Neil Chaudhary addresses why and how meaningful action can be made.
Due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa this year, several students’ trips overseas were cut short this summer. In August, the University released a statement advising Stanford travelers to avoid West Africa and to return home if they were visiting the area.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” is about a utopian community whose happiness depends on the suffering of one child. Every year, the community is informed of the child — and every year, while the rest of the community is able to come to terms with the atrocity, some members leave the utopia.