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Alex Zivkovic
Alex Zivkovic is a Desk Editor for the news section who likes to cover stories on academics and student activism on campus. Alex is a sophomore studying Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity with an interest in representation of gender in literature and visual art. He is from Irvine, California. To contact Alex, email him at aleksa ‘at’

Students protest at Circle of Death for Ferguson

For four and a half hours today, students gathered around the roundabout colloquially known as the Circle of Death to raise awareness for the situation in Ferguson as part of an invitation to come to a talk the same night, entitled Ferguson: America’s Movement for Racial Justice.

Etchemendy outlines behavioral guidelines for housed Greek organizations

In a letter to the Presidents of the Inter-Fraternity Council and Inter-Sorority Council, Provost John Etchemendy outlined a new policy regulating housed fraternal organizations on campus, stating that an organization will lose its eligibility for on-campus housing if there is one major violation or three minor violations of University policy or law during any one school year.

Students petition in support of professor’s tenure

Following the recent denial of tenure to Assistant Professor of English Stephen Sohn, a petition calling on Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences Richard Saller to reconsider the School’s decision has garnered over 1,400 signatures—including those of several prominent Asian-American authors and scholars—to date.

BOSP in Florence adjusts to changing language requirements

“It has been a little intimidating living in a country where you don’t really know the language,” said Arielle Sison ‘15, who is currently participating in a Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Florence. While in the past students were required to have completed a full year of Italian language coursework to attend the Florence…

International students recruit for Stanford overseas

An auditorium full of Korean high school juniors and seniors listened as one of their alumni, Joon Kee Park ‘17, offered a presentation about his first quarter at Stanford—about freshmen dormitory life, the difficulties of waking up any time before 10 in the morning and meeting many brilliant classmates. Park, like most students, returned home for winter break. However, Park had work to do through Admissions Ambassadors, a program the Office of Undergraduate Admission piloted this school year.

Wilbur RFs launch concert receptions

In response to a suggestion from the Residential Arts Program to offer more arts programming in the dorms, Wilbur Hall residences have begun a new series of concert receptions to introduce freshmen to the performing arts scene on campus.

Solar Decathlon offers student designers’ dream job

osted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Decathlon is a competition that brings together 19 teams from around the world, each tasked with creating a sustainable home and presenting the work in Orange County, which took place this past October. Stanford participated in the competition for the first time this year.

Thanksgiving Back program receives more applicants, funding

In its second year, the Thanksgiving Back (TGB) program, sponsored by Alternative Spring Break (ASB), received nearly twice as many applicants as last year, filling all trip slots and waitlists, according to TGB Associate Director Thanh Nguyen ‘14, M.A. ‘14. This year more than 50 students will participate in five service-learning trips—addressing topics that range from mental health to entrepreneurship across the Bay Area—over Thanksgiving break.
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