Stanford in Government
Former Vice President Al Gore pulled no punches in a 45-minute speech at Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday evening, calling on students to “change the conversation” around climate change and reclaim a democracy that has been “hacked” by the wealthy and special interests.
Concerns have been raised that some Volunteer Student Organizations — all of which are supposed to be broadly accessible to students — have become too selective.
As Stanford in Government (SIG) approaches its 50th anniversary this summer, leaders of the public service group have cited the occasion as a significant opportunity for fundraising efforts to boost SIG’s fledgling stipend program.
“Everyone here is going to be a leader in their field,” said Mehran Sahami, an associate professor in computer science, Thursday during a lunchtime talk at Old Union. “If you understand that technology will have a huge impact in the future and educate yourself accordingly, you will be able to make decisions that impact other people’s lives.”
The dueling messages of the 2012 presidential election arrived in full force Tuesday afternoon in a packed Memorial Auditorium as Republican strategist Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, debated which party is best prepared to lead the United States through challenges ahead.
As Stanford students frantically try to secure summer internships and jobs upon graduation, the popularity and presence of prominent Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley has led to a University-and nation-wide debate concerning the recruiting presence of these firms on campus.