Six Stanford undergraduate and graduate students will allocate $500,000 over two years to student startups as investors for the Bay Area Dorm Room Fund, a 10-member investment team run by students and funded by Philadelphia-based venture capital firm First Round Capital.
Freshman Krista Hardebeck debuted as the Cardinal’s No. 3 singles player this season for the women’s tennis team and made an instant impact, rising to as high as No. 14 in the national rankings. But she saved her biggest win for last, bouncing back from a 1-6, 1-5 deficit in the deciding match of the national semifinal against Florida to send Stanford to the finals. She spoke with The Daily about her freshman season and about winning the team national championship.
Yiftee, a micro-gift startup founded in 2011, has partnered with multiple campus businesses to allow members of the Stanford community to send and receive items, such as a cup of coffee or a cupcake, from local merchants through their smartphones or online.
The Daily sat down with Sara Mrsny, a fifth-year philosophy doctoral candidate and the author of an attention-getting thesis on the philosophical necessity of an office environment accommodating of working parents.
Professor of Biology Elizabeth Hadly was recently named senior vice provost for undergraduate education (VPUE), replacing fellow biology professor Martha Cyert at the end of Cyert’s three-year term on Aug. 31.
Adam Johnson, Associate Professor of English, recently won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “The Orphan Master’s Son.” The work focuses on a fictional character who initially works for and then falls victim to the North Korean state, and it was described as “an exquisitely crafted novel” by the Pulitzer committee. The Daily sat down with Johnson to discuss his work at Stanford, his novel and the experience of winning a Pulitzer Prize.
“The Dream Is Now” campaign, led by philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs MBA ’91, solicits student pressure on Congress to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.