Saw more African Americans at a Stanford pre-Journalism conference talk yesterday evening by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now than I have at many academic talks in decades. Amy seems to be giving a voice to progressive media that's effective, and means something to people who want social change.
Stanford is a flower and a piece of architectural music, thanks to Olmsted :)
Glad to see I'm not the only Freddy fan! @Scott: If Stanford is a piece of music, Central Park is a symphony - I'm envious!!
So is Stanford Bach cello suites? Hmmmm ? It's not Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique ... A Mozartian design with Spanish song? ... It's neither a Grateful Dead jam, nor a raga played by Ravi Shankar ... What form of music is Stanford? :)
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/04/jasper-ridge-grasses-african-americans.html- April 30, 2010)