Though the sport’s origins lie in a fantasy world, Stanford’s Quidditch team draws its success from athletic commitment, not magic.
osted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Decathlon is a competition that brings together 19 teams from around the world, each tasked with creating a sustainable home and presenting the work in Orange County, which took place this past October. Stanford participated in the competition for the first time this year.
In its second year, the Thanksgiving Back (TGB) program, sponsored by Alternative Spring Break (ASB), received nearly twice as many applicants as last year, filling all trip slots and waitlists, according to TGB Associate Director Thanh Nguyen ‘14, M.A. ‘14.
This year more than 50 students will participate in five service-learning trips—addressing topics that range from mental health to entrepreneurship across the Bay Area—over Thanksgiving break.
Despite the government shutdown and its effects on National Aeronautics and Space Administration, students such as Sean Copeland M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’15 in Stanford’s Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics remain hopeful for a career in the field.
Coordinators for the Your Art Here program—an initiative to showcase student art and allow students to curate art spaces around campus—are addressing personnel concerns this year in an effort to revitalize the project.