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Student spotlight: Rand Duarte '19

Rand Duarte is an international relations major who will graduate in June 2019. In this spotlight story, she shares how her experience growing up in a military family inspired her interest in global affairs. 

My family is from Texas, but I grew up mainly in southern Maryland, where my dad, a Naval officer, was stationed. When I was eight years old, my family moved to Italy, where my dad was relocated, and I began learning Italian and, eventually, developed my passion for IR. 

Five people with Stanford affiliations announced as 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The 2019 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars includes a senior majoring in chemistry; a coterminal student studying biology, economics and computer science; and three alumni from the classes of 2015, 2017 and 2018.

The 2019 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars includes five people with Stanford affiliations who will pursue graduate degrees at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford School of Medicine.

Unique to Stanford: Global Studies and Human Rights minors

Over the past four years, the Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division of the School of Humanities and Sciences welcomed two new undergraduate academic degree plans offered only as minors. These programs — the Global Studies minor and the Human Rights minor — provide central academic structures for students with interdisciplinary interests in global social affairs.  


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