After a successful pilot in the 2012-13 academic year, the Program of Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) will continue its writing specialist program with an added expert for the computer science department this year.
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.
An upcoming redesign of Coursework, Stanford’s class management platform, will feature elements designed by Roger Chen’15 and Ashley Ngu ’16, the winners of a competition hosted by Academic Computer Services (ACS) and Coursework User Experience (UX) to solicit student proposals for an update of the platform.
Though Stanford is famous for its curving arches and the red-tiled roofs of its Mission Revival-style architecture, the campus hosts other architectural gems representing a split between old and new. Among those gems is the Hanna House, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Cardinal Compass, a new online tool for freshmen released by the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), reached 17,000 page views since its launch on Aug. 1 despite some freshmen arguing that the site’s offerings are too broad.
The Faculty Senate approved revised writing requirements for undergraduates and heard an annual budget report at its penultimate meeting of the academic year Thursday.
Among the many rites of passage for Stanford during their freshman year is stumbling, often aimlessly, through the labyrinthine stacks of Green Library, looking for relevant sources for their research. For students enrolled in mandatory Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) courses, the library can be an essential, if sometimes overlooked, reservoir of information.
The ASSU Community Action Board (CAB) released a letter Feb. 20 in response to the recent Study of Undergraduate Education (SUES) report, which examines the goals of a Stanford undergraduate education and, in over 100-pages, makes 55 recommendations for improvement. The ASSU Undergraduate Senate passed a resolution to support CAB’s letter at its Tuesday night meeting.