Squirt-gun assassins. Go-naked rituals. Dorms nicknamed after aging Scottish actors. Here are 19 examples of surprising, delightful and outrageous Stanford phenomena that keep life interesting.
While there is little argument about the need to teach humanities to first-year students, there is plenty of disagreement about how to do it. After five years of tweaking, the latest pedagogical approach, Introduction to the Humanities, has begun to win converts.
Embracing rather than lamenting Stanford’s unflinching admissions policies, men’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery has built what nobody thought was possible: a powerhouse program. Not bad for a guy who expected to be a high school P.E. teacher.
This year’s fiction contest winner traces a son’s gradual realization of loss—one episode at a time.
A new institute for the planet
Cross-country with Mom
A lawyer for the little guy
Landing a Dream Job
An archive of opinion
Thom Gunn redux
Hitting the Jackpot
The Effort Effect
Let Me Introduce Myself
Seeing at the Speed of Sound
Dunder Mifflin Going Out of Business
Data is from the past two weeks.