Penny Pritzker MBA ’85 J.D. ’85 has been nominated as the next U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in an announcement by President Barack Obama on Thursday morning.
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For Stephen Kosslyn Ph.D. ’74, moving from Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences to become the founding dean of the Minerva Project may offer a unique experience to redefine the collegiate experience.
As former Stanford basketball star Jason Collins ’01’s announcement that he is gay continues to reverberate around the nation, Stanford community members reacted with surprise and pride to the news that the first openly gay active male athlete in a major U.S. professional sport was a Stanford graduate.
The resignation in February of Pope Benedict XVI — and the subsequent election of Pope Francis — sent shockwaves through the Catholic world. The Daily sat down with Paul Crowley, professor of religious studies, to discuss the significance and circumstances of Francis’ election and the challenges facing the new Pope moving forward.
In wake of the recent Supreme Court case determining the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Stanford Law School students played a central role in securing support for an amicus brief deployed in oral arguments against the act in United States v. Windsor.
The decision of a Singaporean university to deny tenure to Cherian George Ph.D. ’03, an associate professor of journalism and publishing known for his controversial political views, has sparked international outrage among academics amidst broader concerns for freedom of speech in Singapore.
Limbert talks about Argo, spending 444 days in captivity during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and what he believes are the necessary steps for the U.S. to engage Iran.