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Parents will get a firsthand look at what Stanford students do at their home away from home when they visit campus Feb. 28 through March 1 for Parents' Weekend.
The two-day event gives parents the opportunity to tour the campus, attend classes, mingle with students in the dorms, meet the residence staff and hear President Gerhard Casper speak on a range of university issues.
As part of the program, several Stanford professors will discuss their research in a series of lectures that will be held on Friday afternoon. The lectures cover topics from "Race, Rights and Opportunity: Rethinking Affirmative Action," to "How Ants Decide and Colonies Act" to "Subsidized Stadiums for Professional Sports: An Economic Evaluation." In addition to these lectures, parents are encouraged to attend one of their son's or daughter's regular classes.
On Saturday, a student panel will discuss the trials and tribulations of choosing a major. Later in the day, parents will be entertained by student groups and will have a chance to meet with other parents from their region at a reception.
For information, call 725-0649.
By Marisa Cigarroa