The online platform Piazza currently hosts online discussion forums for around 100 Stanford courses, giving thousands of students the opportunity to remotely ask and answer questions about course material — many of whom are unaware that they have consented to sharing their data to third-parties.
The rationale behind Stanford’s “sports realignment” goes far beyond athletics and pandemic-related struggles. The decision was not a COVID-19-related financial decision, but a value signal. Stanford Athletics happens to be the victim of very difficult times and its program cuts, in reality, are a reflection of wider University fundraising priorities.
Stanford is extending pay for 56 furloughed kitchen staff employed by Student Organized Services (SOS), a group of chefs and hashers serving on the Row, through May 3 and their benefits will be extended to the end of May, wrote SOS CEO Nick Peters in an email to his employees on April 2.
Residential Education’s (ResEd) eligibility requirements for receiving student staff stipends for the upcoming quarter disqualify some seniors from collecting their stipend this spring, provoking student backlash and prompting staffers to circulate a petition criticizing ResEd’s decision.
While Stanford has committed to pay continuation for regular employees throughout spring quarter, this policy does not extend to the University’s contracted employees, including more than 200 custodians responsible for cleaning academic facilities employed through UG2, a national custodial service, and 56 kitchen staff employed through Student Organized Services (SOS), a group of chefs and hashers serving on the Row.
As California "shelters in place," graduate students have reported feeling pressure to continue in-lab activity due to the power dynamic with their labs' principal investigators (PIs) and widely varying interpretations of “essential research.”
Nearly all undergraduates must evacuate campus by Wednesday at 5 p.m., University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne wrote in an email Friday evening, in a reversal that came after new restrictions on public gatherings from Santa Clara County Friday morning and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency Friday afternoon.
The startup Viralspace is now focused on a virality-prediction tool, an AI-powered algorithm that analyzes several features of a photo to predict how well it will perform on social media.
The inhalation of flavored liquid used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) –– even those without nicotine –– may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to Stanford researchers.
A total of 114 students — 27 fewer than last year — did not receive housing assignments in the 2019-20 draw, according to Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE).
On Saturday at around 4:45 p.m., a water main break on the second floor of Junipero House in Wilbur Hall set off the fire alarm and caused leakage and flooding on first and second floor rooms in the south end of the dorm.
Nils Nilsson Ph.D. ’58, emeritus Stanford computer science professor and pioneering artificial intelligence and robotics researcher, died at the age of 86 on Apr. 2 at his home in Medford, Oregon.
Founded by University of California, Berkeley graduates Kevin Wu and Derrick Mar, in February 2017, Pathrise is, in Wu’s words, an “online career accelerator intended to teach people how to get the best job possible.”
Han Kuo-yu sat down with The Daily to discuss Taiwan-United States collaboration, cross-strait relations and Taiwanese democracy.
Ever been frustrated about how long it takes for your Netflix episode to buffer or how blurry the resolution of your YouTube video is? A team of computer science researchers at Stanford think they can ameliorate video-streaming standards.
Viralspace helps brands crowdsource authentic, trendy and brand-aligned content from everyday social media content creators, which brands can then acquire and use for their own advertising purposes.
The concussion awareness initiative CrashCourse announced on Tuesday its partnership with American Youth Football & Cheer.
The University raised $89.3 million to fund graduate student fellowships and undergraduate financial aid. Financial aid donations allowed 81 percent of undergraduate students to graduate with zero loan debt in June 2018.
Steinwert said religion and spirituality will advance Stanford’s commitment to being engaged in the wider world.
The Affordability Task Force is soliciting the input of faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and staff for its first Affordability Assessment to seek ways of easing the impact of Bay Area financial burdens.
Khadem is currently chief communications officer at Caltech, but she is no stranger to Stanford; she served as communications director at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from 2011 to 2016.
On Wednesday evening, University police banned the man who was reported harassing female students from campus and escorted him off University premises.