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Cardinal Conversations : March, 2010

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    Overseas studies director Norman Naimark

    We'll always have…Florence! With the 50th anniversary of Stanford's program in Italy coming up in June, overseas studies director Norman Naimark, '66, MA '68, PhD '72, talks about life off the Farm. Excerpts:

    What percent of students head overseas now? About half of our undergraduates go abroad. We send roughly 800 students a year. We've raised the numbers over the past years. We're back to its height.

    When was the peak period?

    The late '60s. People went then for six months. Now they usually go just for a quarter. The majors are so demanding. The students have so much going on back on campus.

    You run programs in 11 places--Australia, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago?</...

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    Posted by Ms. Karen Springen on Mar 19 2010 4:43AM | 0 comments

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    Taylor Phillips, '10, Dollie

    Red minidresses. Go-go boots. High leg kicks to "All Right Now." Hello-o-o, Dollies! As the newest crop of five women gets ready for a waterlogged inaugural performance (the "Dollie Splash" in the Claw on May 7), former Dollie Taylor Phillips, '10, talks about life with the Band. Excerpts:

     

    When did you serve as a Dollie?

     

    The Dollie year goes from May 1 to the following May 1, so it was predominantly my junior year. It was the '08-'09 year.

     

    Are most Dollies juniors?

     

    Over time it shifts. Lately it's been very common to be the end of your freshman year, going into your sophomore year. People assume you have time, you're not as intensely studying for your major. The newest Dollies have one girl who will be a senior, and the rest will be in t...

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    Posted by Ms. Karen Springen on Mar 5 2010 6:18PM | 5 comments