Civil and environmental engineering professor Sarah Billington selected the Three Books through a meticulous process, she said, focusing on cities and aiming to “increase [students’] sense of belonging by engaging with and contributing to their community.”
In honor of the Three Books for 2018 — Chang-rae Lee’s “Native Speaker,” Edwidge Danticat’s “Brother, I’m Dying” and Yuri Herrera’s “Signs Preceding the End of the World” — Reads beat writers from the Class of 2022 offer their personal reflections from their reading experiences. Olivia Manes, Contributing Writer (omanes ‘at’ stanford.edu) There are few…
Despite being shortened from six days to four, this year’s New Student Orientation (NSO) preserved traditional frosh programming, such as the Three Books seminar, Beyond Sex Ed and Faces of Community.
When next year’s New Student Orientation (NSO) welcomes the incoming class of 2022 and transfer students, the will be a few changes to its format.
In a letter addressed to the incoming Class of 2019 and transfers, President John Hennessy announced the three books for the Three Books reading program this coming academic year: “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson, “This Boy’s Life” by Tobias Wolff and “Cane River” by Lalita Tademy.
The three books for the 2014 Three Books reading program were recently announced: “Radioactive” by Lauren Redniss, “My Year of Meats” by Ruth Ozeki and “Physics for Future Presidents” by Richard A. Muller.
This summer, the three books for the 2013 Three Books reading program not only arrived at the mailbox of every incoming freshman, but were also featured on OpenEdX, an online open course platform which allows students to discuss the books before they arrive on campus.
For the first time, Stanford’s Three Books program goes beyond the book: a documentary film, a suite of smartphone applications described on a website that includes articles and video documentation, as well as a book.