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.
On Friday night, Stanford got to “treat. yo. self,” as Aziz Ansari, donning a red velvet tuxedo, brought his trademark material and delivery to Dinkelspiel Auditorium to an enthralled crowd of mostly undergraduate students.
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,…
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 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.
Discussing both her time at Stanford and her recent book "Drift," Rachel Maddow told a packed Memorial Auditorium that "my Stanford advice is to...get good at making good arguments...There will be a role in your life for assessing facts well and putting them in a structure that makes sense."
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.
LaTonia G. Karr '92, a San Francisco-based social worker, has been elected as the newest member of the Stanford Board of Trustees. She will assume her five-year term on Feb. 1.
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.
Julian Castro '96 announced today that he would be pursuing re-election as mayor of San Antonio, via a YouTube video.
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) announced Monday the theft of a laptop containing patient medical information, an incident that has potentially affected up to 57,000 patients. The hospital has since notified affected individuals.
The Daily has asked faculty to reflect on their experiences in government and how it is different from their lives on the Farm.
“Stanford has certainly made its mark on the world. You dominate the field. You tackle obstacles. You reach your goals,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday to a full Dinkelspiel Auditorium. “And that is just your football team.” Ban, who has headed the United Nations since 2007, named sustainable development, political liberation and youth…
Udacity announced a partnership with San Jose State University (SJSU), bringing the online course platform to a physical campus in a move that San Jose State president Mohammad Qayoumi hopes will be a “game-changer.”
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.
Aaron Swartz, a prodigious programmer, internet activist and Stanford drop-out, was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment this morning. He was 26.
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.
In an interview with The Daily, Khan discussed what he would do if he were the secretary of education, why GPAs don’t work and how Stanford may be the testing ground for the change education needs.
Two Stanford professors correctly predicted the electoral outcomes of all fifty states for the 2012 presidential election.
Stanford and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) engineers have created a new way for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to take photographs deep below the surface of the ocean.
New Jersey’s charter schools enjoy, on average, “larger learning gains in both reading and mathematics” than their public counterparts, according to a new Stanford survey published by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO).
CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen delivered Stanford’s sixth annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture on Wednesday night.
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.
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.