The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, a technology industry awards ceremony co-hosted this year by TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat, takes place on Jan. 31 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Twenty Crunchies categories will be awarded, with numerous companies founded or led by Stanford alumni nominated as finalists for major categories.
Public scrutiny over a report confirming that Google Inc. spent $5.4 million on lobbying in Washington D.C. in the first three quarters of 2011 has raised awareness among students and faculty about the influence that Google and other high-tech companies wield at Stanford.
Silicon Valley business leaders and Stanford humanities scholars convened on Wednesday for BiblioTech, a conference looking to strengthen ties between the two groups as the nationwide discussion about the relevance of the humanities — and the value of a humanities Ph.D. — continues.
One hundred students, hailing from 26 different universities, arrived on the Farm on Thursday to attend a four-day entrepreneurship conference.