Sarah Peterson Pittock

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Another Look: Revisiting "Saying No to the Checklist" and "Thick"

PWR is a community of teachers that takes ongoing professional development seriously. As part of our ongoing learning, we read great scholarship and essays from varied disciplinary perspectives. But we often have to move through rich texts very quickly. In what will be a regular feature for the PWR newsletter, we return to articles and books that we’ve read in the past year for another look.

Coordinator's Corner: Reflecting on Writing in the Major

Taught by faculty in the departments and programs, Writing in the Major (WIM) is the third-quarter writing requirement at Stanford. Every spring, it’s my privilege as the WIM Coordinator to read nominations for the Hoefer Prize, which recognizes writing achievement in undergraduate fields of study.

Exploring their Own Words: Bing Honors College 2017

What do artificial retinas, the artistic construction of Latinidad, and the ethics of meat consumption have in common? These diverse topics are currently being researched by Stanford seniors in conversation with other researchers and writers from across the disciplines, thanks to a program now in its 24th year. Bing Honors College (BHC) gives seniors pursuing honors work a head start on the academic year in an atmosphere of shared intellectual purpose.

Spotlight on Project WRITE

Project WRITE brings high school students to the Hume Center from East Palo Alto Academy, Eastside College Preparatory School, and East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy for writing workshops during winter quarter.  Graduate student coordinator Elena Dancu and three undergraduate student leaders—Beatrice Garrard, Cristina Herrera, and Shannon Daniels--led this year’s Project, under the direction of Hume Center Associate Director Sarah Pittock.  Committed to educational equity, the team worked to make Stanford’s experts and resources accessible to passionate young writers.