Office for Religious Life Dean Sughra Ahmed refers to a specific passage from Michael McFaul’s book From Cold War to Hot Peace “a behind the scenes account of Russian-American relations.” She asks about Stanford Leningrad experience, which was McFaul’s first experience abroad.
What you have most in common with your fellow admitted students you also share with most of this year’s forty-two thousand applicants: you are generally competent and ambitious, and you filled out the application. That’s probably it.
On Wednesday, Steven Denning MBA ’78, former chair of Stanford’s Board of Trustees and Chairman of General Atlantic LLC, shared his reflections on the importance of teamwork, the value of being with people, and his gratitude for the institutions he attended in the latest installment of Stanford’s “What Matters to Me and Why” talk series.
In the second talk of this year’s “What Matters to Me and Why” series in Old Union on Wednesday afternoon, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School M. Elizabeth Magill emphasized the importance of facts, the pursuit of knowledge and gratitude.
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne spoke on the pursuit of knowledge, family and work as service in his “What Matters to Me and Why” address on Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Church.
You know your grades should not define you. The same thing that goes for weight and age applies — they’re just numbers. But it’s hard not to feel discouraged when, consistently, your hours of work yield you nothing but failing or almost-failing grades on your assignments.
Created as part of my application to Stanford, rereading and then writing a second version of this work brought me a strange degree of self-clarity and reminded me of writing’s immense potential for internal understanding.
In response to the Board of Trustees’ Monday statement of refusal to divest from the fossil fuel industry, Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) held a protest rally Wednesday in front of Memorial Church.