Matt Flannery ’00 M.A ’01 looked at Stanford Stadium, feeling distraught. Kofi Annan was due to begin his speech at any moment, yet Flannery and his friends’ graduation euphoria was tainted by the sting of rejection.
John Mitchell, the new Vice Provost for Online Education (VPOL), recently sat down with The Daily to discuss his position and plans for the office.
On the heels of a presidential debate dominated by discussion of the economy, Nobel Laureate and Professor Emeritus Kenneth Arrow discussed the pertinent economic issues of the day with the Professor of Economics John Taylor, Ph.D. ’73.
Chronos, the time-tracking application created by Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) alumni Charlie Kubal MBA ’12 and Dylan Keil ’08 MBA ’12, officially launched at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in mid-September. The application aims to monitor and create a record of how its users spend their time to inform their decisions about altering or improving certain lifestyle habits. The application takes advantage of the built-in capabilities of the iPhone — such as the accelerometer and compass — and pairs them with the user’s location information to passively track the user.
When Thomas Pauly ’12 and Rebecca Hecht ’12 needed funding for their senior project, a theatrical production titled “The Ones Left Behind,” they took an unconventional approach to raising the funds. After receiving a generous but insufficient Angel Grant — a $3,000 grant provided by Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) to assist students in producing public creative works — the pair created a project on Kickstarter, a popular “crowd-funding” platform that allows individuals to seek funding for creative projects.