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Lunsford ceremony 2017
May 25, 2017
In this issue, we're spotlighting four student award winnters: the winners of the Winter 2017 Boothe Prizes and the Winter 2017 Lunsford Awards.  These students were honored in person at ceremonies earlier this month.
audience listening to student winners
Mar 12, 2017
This issue, we're spotlighting four of our student award winners: the winners of the Fall 2016 Boothe Prizes and the Fall 2016 Lunsford Awards.  These students will be honored in person at ceremonies in May.
Mar 11, 2017
Overview: Adapted from PWR 2's former final reflection assignment, this activity asks students to reflect on the activities they've completed for the class and align them with the course goals by creating a short oral pitch w
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Mar 11, 2017
Two students from different PWR courses who are deeply invested in raising awareness around sexual assault on college campuses, recently developed powerful and timely research projects that focused on the issue, tapping into current national and l
header for Stanford Daily
Mar 11, 2017
It’s no surprise that a lot of PWR students write for The Stanford Daily.
Mar 11, 2017
Clara Lewis's article has just been published in Symbolic Interaction.   The article, "Crisis Rhetoric: Stigma Play: The Contested Status o
Writing Specialist talking with students
Mar 11, 2017
One prominent buzz word in the field of rhetoric and composition is that of “transfer,” the idea that the writing skills we teach in our first- and second-year composition classes should empower students to communicate effectively in the wide vari
Mar 9, 2017
At “Getting Played,” the Third Annual Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards, PWR lecturer Kathleen Tarr organized a variety of thinkers from Hollywood to academia to come together to interrogate the ways in which insiders an
Mar 9, 2017
When Meg Formato’s PWR students logged onto Wikipedia during class time, the room fell completely silent.
PWR instructors meeting around a table
Mar 4, 2017
The PWR committees have been hard at work over the last few months, sometimes in very visible ways, but also often working behind the scenes on projects and initiatives that support our program.  Read on below to get a sense

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