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.
A video produced by Code.org—a nonprofit foundation dedicated to increasing computer literacy—lamenting a lack of high school programming courses has sparked interest and controversy among students and professors, with some expressing concern that computer science (CS) has attained too prominent a role at Stanford.
Mark Zuckerberg and a number of prominent Silicon Valley figures discussed their experiences with founding and growing startup companies at Startup School 2012.
Following Facebook’s Feb. 1 filing for an initial public offering (IPO), University professors and alumni told The Daily the change will not affect Facebook’s daily operations, but does create potential for the company to become an even bigger resource for Stanford.
On Saturday, approximately 800 students and entrepreneurs gathered in Dinkelspiel Auditorium for Startup School 2011, according to Ruby Lee ’13, vice president of finance for the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES), which sponsored the event along with the venture capitalist firm Y Combinator. Students from around the country came to hear a panel of entrepreneurial experts speak-from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Ashton Kutcher to Zynga founder Mark Pincus.
President Barack Obama traveled to California on Wednesday to discuss his deficit-reduction plan at Facebook’s Palo Alto headquarters and attend three Democratic fundraisers in San Francisco. The visit marked the middle of a three-day trip to Virginia, California and Nevada for the administration to sell its budget framework and for the president to raise money for his party and re-election campaign.