The latest proposal to overhaul Stanford’s introductory exposure to humanities is part of a long series of previous reform efforts.
The university community should still feel it imperative to provide our artists with more space, and then act on that imperative. We need to build performance halls and studios to better serve this part of the Stanford community that is largely ignored in terms of the resources we give them.
Once the Class of 2016 graduates, Stanford’s transition to Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing general education requirements will be complete. This change is welcome, because the old system badly needed fixing: The Disciplinary Breadth obligation was superficial and unsatisfying, and the Education for Citizenship (EC) requirement was well-meaning but flawed (more on this later). Unfortunately,…
All Stanford student-athletes are inherently very versatile people, as they must consistently meet the rigorous demands associated with both their Stanford educations and their athletic careers. However, after having spent the last three years around the Stanford softball program, it is clear to me that Erin Ashby takes such versatility to a new level. As a two-year starter for the Cardinal, Ashby has been called upon to play at catcher, second base, first base, hit in the designated player spot and even pitch in the circle.
Beginning next year, the Hume Writing Center (HWC) and the Oral Communication Program (OCP) will have new names, a new home and a new format.
President John Hennessy delivered his annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday afternoon discussing faculty diversity and the expansion of the Stanford Medical Center among other topics.
Thinking Matters replaced Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) this year and has been warmly received by many students, but some lecturers in the program fear that it marks a shift away from a humanities education. Thinking Matters replaced the widely disliked IHUM program starting fall quarter 2012. While Thinking Matters Director Russell Berman avoided attributing…
The Faculty Senate heard a report at its Nov. 8 meeting about how the University is working to implement the changes to undergraduate education suggested by the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES), which was approved by the Senate in May.