Although graduate students may seem to occupy a Stanford of their own, a number of graduate-level classes remain open to willing undergraduates. The Daily took a look at some of the best courses on offer for undergraduates in search of a challenge.
The 2014 Nominations Committee (NomCom)—a seven-member group charged with selecting student representatives to University committees—has experienced a decline in student interest compared to previous years, with the number of applicants falling from 227 last year to 203 this year.
Following an unexpectedly large increase of 20 percent in the total amount of special fees requested by student groups this year, Senate Chair Ben Holston ’15 and Appropriations Committee Chair Angela Zhang ’16 spent the last week modifying the special fees budgets of various student groups in an effort to mitigate any rise in the student activity fee levied on all students.
The Stanford community holds mixed opinions on the potential benefits and harm from the California state legislature’s recent decision to pass a bill that will elevate the state’s minimum wage from $8 an hour to $9 by July 2014 and $10 by January 2016.
The bill, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, will create the highest minimum wage in any state in the United States and cap California’s steady increase in its minimum wage standard over the last two decades.
Last weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 551, which was initiated by the research of two Stanford Law School (SLS) graduates, Nicholas Reed ‘02 JD ‘12 and Juan Carlos Cancino ‘02 JD ‘08.