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Resident advisers and ResEd staff collaborate on creation of new RA class

August 15, 2011 7:41 pm
Undergraduate resident advisers (RAs) for the 2012-13 school year will start thinking like RAs sooner than ever before, thanks to an RA course that will launch next spring and inaugurate a new system of RA hiring and training. The change comes after extensive research and discussion conducted by Residential Education administration and staff and an… Read more Resident advisers and ResEd staff collaborate on creation of new RA class

Abraham Verghese in, football out, at this year’s New Student Orientation

August 8, 2011 10:46 pm
There will be no football game, but the Class of 2015 can look forward to learning how to pursue all of their passions during this year’s New Student Orientation, scheduled for Sept. 20-25. The official university welcome and orientation for freshmen and incoming transfer students will offer a variety of programs to introduce new students… Read more Abraham Verghese in, football out, at this year’s New Student Orientation

Colleges address high-risk drinking

May 2, 2011 9:24 pm
Stanford is one of 14 colleges and universities that have joined the Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a national initiative that will use comprehensive evaluation and measurement techniques to identify and implement the most effective ways to confront this persistent problem. Stanford University has joined 13 other colleges and universities from across the country to… Read more Colleges address high-risk drinking

It’s spring, so Stanford’s Mary Morrison must be giving away millions

April 28, 2011 10:03 pm
Mary Morrison, director of funds management in the Office of Financial Aid, gives away millions of dollars in financial aid to Stanford students every spring. It’s a job she has been enjoying for 18 years. Morrison, who also teaches a course on financial literacy for Stanford students, talks about Stanford’s endowed scholarship funds, some of… Read more It’s spring, so Stanford’s Mary Morrison must be giving away millions

Police chief describes crime alerts

February 4, 2011 11:04 pm
Laura Wilson, a Stanford alumna who has been the university’s chief of police since 2002, earned her master’s degree in homeland security at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security last September. In a recent interview, Wilson talked about how the Department of Public Safety advises the community about crime, and its… Read more Police chief describes crime alerts

First director of diversity and first-generation programs appointed

January 14, 2011 10:58 pm
Nearly a decade after he left Stanford, Tommy Lee Woon is returning to the Farm in April to become the university’s first director of diversity and first-gen programs. Currently, Woon is the dean of multicultural life at Macalester College, a private liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minn. The college, with a student population of… Read more First director of diversity and first-generation programs appointed

RFs talk about learning in the dorms

January 4, 2011 7:46 pm
The Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) currently under way is likely to result in a greater emphasis on the intersection between students’ residential and academic lives. Key will be the 60 resident fellows (RFs), who are the faculty and senior staff who live in the dorms. They are charged with working with student… Read more RFs talk about learning in the dorms

Campus office helps students with disabilities realize their full potential

October 11, 2010 11:02 pm
Instead of heading to their residence halls for dinner on Wednesday night during the first week of classes, one dozen freshmen made their way to the Faculty Club to help inaugurate a new tradition of the Office of Accessible Education. The Sept. 22 event, which was the first “welcome dinner” hosted by the office for… Read more Campus office helps students with disabilities realize their full potential

With sirens in place, AlertSU looks to integrate social media

August 2, 2010 9:12 pm
A year ago this month, seven sirens capable of projecting sound and voice messages up to a half-mile were installed throughout campus. Those sirens are now a staple of the AlertSU mass-communication system, which includes mass email notifications, mass phone calls, text messages, emergency hotlines (650-725-5555) and an emergency website. It potentially could include social… Read more With sirens in place, AlertSU looks to integrate social media

Success of AlcoholEdu results in four more years of funding

July 4, 2010 9:28 pm
Survey results show 45 percent of students think about knowledge gained from AlcoholEdu before a night of drinking. But binge drinking, especially involving hard liquor, remains a concern. AlcoholEdu, an online program introduced in 2006 to educate freshmen about alcohol consumption, has received continued funding, thanks to survey findings that suggest it works at Stanford.… Read more Success of AlcoholEdu results in four more years of funding