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Administration Relieved To Know Worse Idea Than THINK Exists

March 1, 2016 9:00 amComments Off on Administration Relieved To Know Worse Idea Than THINK Exists
Administration Relieved To Know Worse Idea Than THINK Exists

After three years spent worrying that THINK was the worst possible replacement for IHUM, administrators sighed with relief last Wednesday upon the Review’s suggestion that a two-quarter Western Civ requirement be reintroduced. “Jeez, we thought we’d really fucked up with this whole Thinking Matters idea,” commented Vice provost for undergraduate […]

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You Should Really, Really Know my Name by Now

January 14, 2013 12:00 pmComments Off on You Should Really, Really Know my Name by Now
You Should Really, Really Know my Name by Now

Look…I know I may not be the most assertive, in-your-face person, and I know that I’m sometimes shy and have trouble making new friends. But, let’s be honest, you should really know my name by now. I was in your section for Thinking Matters and said a faux-casual “What’s up?” […]

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Stanford To Rethink Thinking Matters

November 2, 2012 9:00 amComments Off on Stanford To Rethink Thinking Matters
Stanford To Rethink Thinking Matters

Yielding to feedback from the freshman Class of 2016, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) reports that the required Stanford humanities program will be changed from Thinking Matters to Thinking Doesn’t Matter. This year Thinking Matters replaced the previously, often-criticized Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM). In […]

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Student Blames Unexcused Absence on Butterfly Effect

October 30, 2012 9:01 amComments Off on Student Blames Unexcused Absence on Butterfly Effect
Student Blames Unexcused Absence on Butterfly Effect

Following 3 consecutive unexcused absences from his Thinking Matters section, an offense which his section leader clearly stated would result in a lowered grade, Freshman Moe Muney has requested leniency, citing the unfathomable power of the “Butterfly Effect” as the cause for him missing class. “I think it goes all […]

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IHUM 2: Thinking Matters Opens to Record Crowds, Mixed Reviews

October 1, 2012 12:02 pmComments Off on IHUM 2: Thinking Matters Opens to Record Crowds, Mixed Reviews
IHUM 2: Thinking Matters Opens to Record Crowds, Mixed Reviews

After months of anticipation, IHUM 2: Thinking Matters debuted in auditoriums across campus last week to a record-breaking crowd of 809 Stanford freshmen.  However, despite the high hopes and big budget behind the project, audience members have been expressing mixed reviews about the performance. “I really don’t think they needed […]

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IHUM Replacement “Thinking Matters” In Search of Catchy Abbreviation

March 5, 2012 8:01 amComments Off on IHUM Replacement “Thinking Matters” In Search of Catchy Abbreviation
IHUM Replacement “Thinking Matters” In Search of Catchy Abbreviation

With SUES and the Faculty Senate on board with the replacement for IHUM, the search has begun for a catchy abbreviation for the class. Called “Thinking Matters,” the initial suggestion of ThinkMat leaves much to be desired. “ThinkMat just sounds so nerdy,” said Carly Hammond as she began planning a […]

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