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Aaron Sekhri

Jake Shimabukuro: an unexpected virtuoso

The word “virtuoso” is not usually preceded by “ukulele,” but that’s always been Jake Shimabukuro’s advantage. “The best thing about being a touring ukulele player,” he said, “is that audiences have such low expectations.” “Which is great,” he added, with a laugh.

17 Reasons Lists Are Making You Dumber

You live in a silo. The internet has conferred upon us agency we never dreamed we could have. We make choices about our media consumption habits, choices that were, for the most part, unavailable to our parents. They were confined to what newspaper they bought, and the information that was neatly packed into its pages,…

Hysteria and the Royal Womb

In a week in which Egypt convulsed with political rage and the Motor City came to a sputtering halt the mania over a cute, but immediately insignificant story is deeply disturbing for what it does to the news media.

Sheryl Sandberg advances gender equality

Sheryl Sandberg spoke at Stanford as the 2013 Jing Lyman Lecturer, discussing her new book and philanthropic enterprise, “Lean In.” The book focuses on the absence of leadership roles held by women around the world in fields ranging from business to government, and offers solutions to this lack of gender parity.

Stanford alumni fill Crunchies finals as founders, CEOs

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.

VP for Online Learning awards 14 grants

The office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning has awarded 14 grants to professors wishing to realize their experiments in online education. The recipients of the grants came from disciplines ranging from materials science to psychiatry.

Salman Khan: The ‘market failure’ of learning

In a modest, unassuming office in Mountain View, Calif., a small group of Khan Academy employees recently celebrated the online education platform’s 200 millionth lesson. The workspaces are simple, cluttered even, and in them, a small group of designers, computer scientists and developers are reinventing education. At the forefront is Salman Khan.

Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

The Hoover Institution unwittingly displayed classified documents to the public in a collection donated by James Hitselberger, a linguist contracted by the Navy, according to an Aug. 6 affidavit filed by the FBI. The affidavit was unsealed on Nov. 5.

Election Night Q&A with Mayor Cory Booker

Booker sat down with The Daily in advance of the 2012 presidential election to discuss his predictions, the impact of Hurricane Sandy on governance and bipartisanship and the most pressing issues that will need to be addressed by the winner of the presidential election.
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