“STANFORD THREATENS LIMITS ON NUMBER OF CS MAJORS,” the sensationalist all-campus email newsletter The Fountain Hopper (better known as The FoHo) alerted readers in fall 2016, during my freshman year. There wasn’t a lot of substantiating evidence beyond the fear mongering title, and the information was later revealed to be false. Nevertheless, a panic ensued in my freshman dorm, although most of my friends were a ways away from even thinking about declaring.
At my elementary school, “Say No to Drugs” posters littered the walls. In the cafeteria, the classrooms or the gym, we always had looming, overhead reminders of the importance of “Drug Abuse Resistance Education,” as if my seven-year-old self was even considering going to the dumpster behind the playground to partake in hard drugs. So…
Members of the Math department respond to the Editorial Board’s piece on lecture classes, saying the opinion misrepresented MATH 51.
Many Stanford lecture courses are well-taught, but too many fail to provide the quality of teaching and support we’d hope for from institution so blessed with resources and talent.
Parli italiano? No? Va bene. Up until a few months ago, I didn’t speak Italian either. This past summer I began self-studying the Romance language with the aid of an online program. In order to fulfill the requirements for my Modern Languages minor, I need to complete two languages at the second year level and…
Offered for the first time this spring quarter, HISTORY 272D: “Teaching Mexican American History in High School” teaches Stanford students about Mexican American history and prepares them to mentor high school students through a history project at Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) in San Jose.
They’re smiling, they’re engaging, their focus is on the chalkboard. And you can see it on their faces — they’re learning.
I couldn’t help but smile, too.
The Science Bus is an after-school program in which Stanford students teach elementary school students science through hands-on activities. The program focuses on second- through fifth-graders at East Palo Alto Charter School and welcomes new volunteers.