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Co-chairs of undergraduate study present update to Senate

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The task force reviewing undergraduate education is exploring the idea of establishing a "Big Ideas" course for freshmen, integrating general education requirements across all four years and requiring all freshmen to take introductory seminars, the co-chairs of the group told the Senate yesterday.

Take time out for your health at the Wellness Fair May 18

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This year’s Wellness Fair for faculty and staff will take place on Wednesday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. Provost John Etchemendy urges department heads to encourage faculty and staff to take time out of the workday to attend.

Alumni pitch in for day of service 'Beyond the Farm'

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More than 1,600 Stanford alumni, family and friends will participate Saturday, May 14, in public service projects across the country – from California to New York – and in seven locations around the world. The program was created last year as a pilot project by the Alumni Association.

Stanford to offer optional alumni interviews for applicants

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Personal interviews with trained alumni will become an optional component of the freshman application process at Stanford, according to Richard Shaw, dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid, left. Shaw said interviews would provide another layer of context in the "holistic admission process."

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Drama Professor JANICE ROSS receives Roland Prize for service learning at the annual Community Partnership and Volunteer Service Awards luncheon . . . Senior ALEXANDER BERGER's big idea gets a nod from actor KEVIN BACON . . .

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