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Initiative targets LGBT student health

January 31, 2012 9:57 pm
Stanford student affairs professionals hope the Weiland Health Initiative, a new partnership between Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the Vaden Health Center and the LGBT Community Resources Center, will improve health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and help members of the university community better understand their needs. Created in autumn quarter,… Read more Initiative targets LGBT student health

Give undergraduates the ‘gift’ of adaptive learning

January 27, 2012 10:00 pm
At Thursday’s senate meeting, faculty had their first opportunity to ask questions about the final report of the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) following a presentation by the co-chairs of the committee that produced the 128-page document. Professors Susan McConnell, Jennifer Summit, Sarah Billington, Chris Edwards, Jonathan Berger, Rob Reich and James Campbell… Read more Give undergraduates the ‘gift’ of adaptive learning

Tutoring, study skills help Stanford students solve problems

December 10, 2011 10:23 pm
Adina Glickman, associate director for academic support at the Center for Teaching and Learning, talks about Stanford’s tutoring and academic skills coaching programs, offers advice to parents and describes the university’s new Resilience Project. What tutoring does Stanford offer? Subject tutoring is offered in the residences through live-in student tutors. They live in the freshman-heavy… Read more Tutoring, study skills help Stanford students solve problems

Parents urged to talk about alcohol

December 10, 2011 9:19 pm
Parents can have more impact on their college-age children’s drinking habits than they might think. That’s the message Ralph Castro, associate director of health promotion services and assistant dean of student life, wants to impart to Stanford parents who worry that too much intervention into their children’s lives may label them dreaded “helicopter parents.” In… Read more Parents urged to talk about alcohol

Student Affairs adds new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education

December 8, 2011 9:15 pm
Stanford recently opened a new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education under the direction of Ralph Castro, associate dean of student affairs. Joining Castro are Jarreau Bowen, assistant director and education and outreach coordinator, and Angelina Cardona, assistant director and community engagement coordinator. Castro answers questions about the mission of the new office, located in… Read more Student Affairs adds new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education

First new dining facility in 20 years celebrates its first quarter

December 2, 2011 7:49 pm
Stanford students can’t major in cooking. But at the new Arrillaga Family Dining Commons, they can attend a Culinary Studio. Thursday, to the strains of a student string quartet, staff members from Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE); Student Affairs; Land, Buildings and Real Estate and others sipped eggnog and hot chocolate, tasted Basque stuffed eggs… Read more First new dining facility in 20 years celebrates its first quarter

Two-pronged advising system helps students navigate academic life from the start

November 16, 2011 10:44 pm
Stanford freshmen come from all walks of life, but they all share one thing in common: they “were the very best thing where they were,” Julie Lythcott-Haims, dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising, told the Faculty Senate last week. “So when they think about advising, they think, no, no, no, I’ve got this,” Lythcott-Haims said,… Read more Two-pronged advising system helps students navigate academic life from the start

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