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While most PWR instructors spend their summers away from campus, several stayed put to teach condensed versions of PWR courses to pre-freshman students through two programs: the Leland Scholars Program (LSP) and the Horizons scholars program within Stanford High School Summer College. While both fully-funded programs bring high achieving, low income students to Stanford, LSP is a four week program for incoming Stanford... Read More

Instructor News

Our instructors kept themselves busy during the summer months. Below we capture just a snapshot of...

Activity Showcase

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Overview: This activity is a modified version of commonly-used “Crossing the Line” or “Beyond the...

Student Spotlight

In this issue, we’re pleased to announce a PWR student who published an article pre-PWR and then...

Up Close with Student Winners

In this issue, we're spotlighting the winners of the Spring 2018 Lunsford Awards. They will be...

Coordinator's Corner

When I first arrived at Stanford, I found the Boothe Prize essays to be an incredible teaching...

Writing Specialist Confidential

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One of the most exciting projects I’ve had a chance to work on in my role as specialist for STS has...

Teachers, Writers, Scholars

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[Note: The phrase "Hope in the Dark" in the photo deliberately echoes the title of Rebecca Solnit's...

Instructional Innovations and Inspirations

The PWR Newsletter team had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kim Savelson about her new PWR 91...

Committee Updates

Since September, the PWR committees have been hard at work to support the lecturers, students, and...

Rhetoric from the Field

“If we look closely and engage in rhetorical listening, we can find precarious spaces located in...