On Nov. 21, 2013, thousands gathered at Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti demonstrating against then-President Viktor Yanukovych’s suspension of policies that brought Ukraine closer with the European Union. For months, tensions in the former Soviet republic have been building as two opposing forces pull at the Ukraine, with the European Union on one hand and Russia on the other.
Economies Unseen, the ninth annual conference of the Stanford Association for International Development (SAID), probed the informal economy–a network of informal and illicit transactions collectively worth $10 trillion a year–in an all-day event on Saturday.
Five freshmen have been invited to join the Dollies after successfully passing through several rounds of a multi-week audition process. The Daily sat down with the newest additions to the Dollies’ lineage to discuss the audition process and the future ahead.
Tributes on social media have started to pour in for Jimmy Fowkes ’14, a religious studies major who has fought brain cancer since middle school. After his diagnosis, Fowkes raised more than $230,000 for cancer charity Livestrong. He was 21.
As part of a countywide initiative to build walking and biking trails, Stanford has proposed a “perimeter trail” route that would complete a network of regional trails connecting the Arastradero Preserve to the Bay.
Auditions to be the 2014-15 Stanford Tree–mascot of the Leland Stanford Junior Marching Band (LSJUMB) and kisser of hundreds every Full Moon on the Quad–began on Feb. 17 and will conclude this week when LSJUMB rolls out one of the eight candidates vying for the job.
In a presentation on Wednesday afternoon, Bloomberg News co-founder and editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler repeatedly emphasized the foundation of the financial news giant’s success: data. The hour-long talk, part of a weekly speaker series for Communications graduate students, was also live-streamed on the class’s website.
More than anything, working here has shown me the richness and diversity of Stanford life. I feel incredibly lucky to have had this opportunity. The Daily has defined my college career so far and I am blessed for everything it has given me.