While his peers worry about what major to declare or their summer plans, Peter Moon ’15 currently faces a different, more complicated decision — whether he will serve in the South Korean military, and when.
Bechtel International Center
While the Bechtel International Center frequently helps international graduate students with practical issues such as obtaining visas and completing employment training, the center has struggled to offer those students an equally important aspect of the Stanford experience: a sense of community.
Rachel Silverman ’09 and Jerry Lee ’08 M.S. ’09 have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, granting them full scholarships to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.
“Pardonu min…Ĉu vi parolas Esperanton?” is Esperanto for “Excuse me, do you speak Esperanto?” While most people will not understand this phrase, the language was created to be a universal tongue. In 1887, L. L. Zamenhof designed Esperanto as the “universal language” in an attempt to break down the linguistic and cultural barriers that prevent cross-national conversations. In Zamenhof’s ideal world, everyone would continue speaking his or her native tongue, but speak Esperanto as a second “planned” language as a way to communicate with all people.
No financial compensation is enough to make up for the potential long-term health consequences of egg donation, argued Judy Norsigian, executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to women’s health education, at a Tuesday event exploring the controversial topic.
Declining newspaper ad revenue and changing readership behaviors have contributed to a “psychological crisis” in the journalism industry, according to current Stanford Knight Journalism Fellow Anita Zielina, who spoke Tuesday at the Bechtel International Center. Zielina said journalists have tended to be pessimistic about the future of newspaper use, which has led to layoffs and general uncertainty about how the industry should change in order to regain an audience.