Former Vice President Al Gore pulled no punches in a 45-minute speech at Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday evening, calling on students to “change the conversation” around climate change and reclaim a democracy that has been “hacked” by the wealthy and special interests.
Adam Johnson, associate professor of english, has won this year’s Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “The Orphan Master’s Son,” a story set in North Korea under Kim Jong-Il. The Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced Monday morning, are awarded annually to the best in American arts and journalism.
While graduate student voter turnout increased slightly this year compared to 2012, fourteen graduate students were elected to Graduate Student Council (GSC) seats in this year’s ASSU elections, with the Graduate School of Business (GSB)’s seat still pending because of a five-way tie — with one write-in vote each — for first place.
Lucy Shapiro, a biology professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, and Sidney Drell, professor emeritus at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, were honored by President Barack Obama in the White House today as recipients of “America’s Nobel Prize”– the National Medal of Science.