In 2007, two Stanford law students approached Erik Jensen with the idea of writing legal education textbooks to meet a growing demand for more widespread law enforcement and better judicial practices in Afghanistan.
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Merrill Newman M.A. ‘55, a Palo Alto resident and Korean War veteran who was detained in North Korea for over a month, is scheduled to return home on Dec. 7.
Professor Franklin “Lynn” Orr is the director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and previously served as the director of Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project from 2002 to 2008, as well as the Chester Naramore dean of earth sciences from 1994 to 2002.
A jobs report released last Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed data that may seem optimistic for the economy. To make light of the facts, The Stanford Daily met with Michael Boskin—a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of economics.
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.
Stanford experts affirm that, despite its portrayal in the U.S. media as a Latino—or even Mexican—issue, undocumented immigration in the U.S. affects a diverse set of nationalities and that in fact, Mexican migration to the States is on the decline.
Newark mayor Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ’92 became the first African-American senator to represent the state of New Jersey when he won a U.S. Senate special election on Wednesday.
Singer Cilla Chan ’13, a Stanford Talisman alumna, is the first Singapore-born performer be part of the reality singing competition “The Voice.”