The Daily sat down with Samper, who is in town to speak in Silicon Valley, to discuss his start as a botanist, the steps Stanford students can take to lead ecologically conscious lives and (one of) his favorite species the short-billed hummingbird.
This year marks the 12th birthday of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band’s (LSJUMB) mascot: the Tree. After a week of treehouse building and naked guitar strumming, computer science major Calvin Studebaker ’15 beat out two other competitors to become Stanford’s next Tree, a role he has embraced with gusto since taking the reins from Nicoletta von Heidegger ’13 in February. The Daily sat down with Studebaker to get the scoop on his Tree Week tryouts, as well as what he hopes to bring to the table come football season next fall.
The Stanford University Board of Trustees has elected four new members to five-year terms, effective March 1. Fred Alvarez ’72 J.D. ’75, Gail B. Harris ’74 J.D. ’77, Bernard Liautaud M.S. ’85 and Lloyd M. Metz ’90 will take their seats at the upcoming board meeting this April.
Stanford biologists have recently discovered new reproductive patterns among harvester ant colonies, identifying for the first time parental lineages within wild ant populations and noting… Continue Reading »