The inability of the federal government to avert the “sequester” — automatic and across-the-board spending cuts of $85 billion that came into effect last Friday — will seriously affect the state of ongoing and future research at Stanford, according to University administrators.
The brief moment of fame the Stanford in Washington (SIW) students and their cutouts enjoyed was not the only way this year’s election has affected their experience in the nation’s capital. In fact, for most SIW students, the election was the satisfying culmination of a quarter of political mania.
The traditional White House visit for the defending Stanley Cup (yes, that’s hockey) Champions is always a sight to see. Even though each year’s MLB, NFL and NBA champions — along with a host of NCAA-title-winning teams — also get to meet America’s commander in chief, the NHL’s rendition is quite unique. It’s known for kooky mispronunciations, the usual lack of presidential hockey knowledge and its tendency to set annual records for the highest concentration of “eh’s” in White House history.
In a well-lit office on the fourth floor of Encina Hall, Jeremy Weinstein makes his home among papers stacked tall across the room. During a recent afternoon, at a wooden table placed squarely in front of the door, he sat with his legs crossed and spoke passionately about his time at the White House.
President Barack Obama named the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) a recipient of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in the category of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring Tuesday, according to a press release.