Stanford students, alongside their colleagues at peer institutions, have too readily surrendered ownership over forging our lives in the mold of excellence, whatever that may mean for each individual.
Whether reading Cracking the Coding Interview cover-to-cover or frequenting forums such as Wall Street Oasis for hours on end, it seems as though discussions about internships have become centered on “how” to receive offers rather than “why” they are worth pursuing.
Last week, Frankly Speaking, a crowd-sourced Opinions column, asked the Stanford community to weigh in on the question: Should we do away with Greek life at Stanford? Published below are three notable answers we received.
In the months leading up to my arrival at Stanford, I began asking questions about the nature of Greek life on campus, attempting to ascertain whether this should be a part of my Stanford experience.
The change comes just over a week after Stanford fired then-head sailing coach John Vandemoer for his role in the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.
Former room host (RoHo) Sabrina Medler ’20 and her then-prospective freshman (ProFro) Emma Paddon ’21 “hit it off immediately,” according to Medler, after Paddon spent a couple of nights in Medler’s Arroyo House room during Admit Weekend last year.
Since SLS’s founding in 1893, racism has lived here too. Today, as students did 17 years ago, and three years ago, and one month ago, we call on the administration, faculty, staff and our peers to act.
As director of the Career Development Center (CDC), I was dismayed and disappointed when I read the March 9 op-ed piece “Perceptions of higher education.” The author examines the Career Development Center’s employer Partnership Program and inaccurately concludes that the CDC is not concerned about the needs of students and instead “leverage(s) them for profit.” Helping students pursue their interests is the very core of our work at the CDC so I’d like to respond to some of the claims in this article.