Stanford welcomes newest crop of freshmen
Original post made on Sep 17, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 2:30 PM
on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm
"Passion and commitment" are wonderful qualities, however I'd like to suggest that they include and encourage "integrity and compassion."
Stanford has been exhibiting a lack of both qualities in recent years, always willing to abandon both for the big bucks.
I've always felt a personal pride in our community campus, but that feeling has been eroded in the extreme in recent years.
What they teach is our future and I'm thinking they are leading students down the wrong (completely mercenary) path.
on Sep 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm
If the content of these programs is half as clever as the acronyms (ITALIC, SIMILE), the freshman class should be in for a wild ride. As Marshall McLuhan once wrote, "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a metaphor?"
Make that METAPHOR.
on Sep 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Here's another recently coined acronym Stanford is working on...
BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies)
"Obama's $100 million brain research initiative taps several Stanford scientists" -- Web Link