This report covers a selection of incidents from Jan. 20 to Jan. 26 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety bulletin.
Worldview Stanford, an initiative that promotes interdisciplinary learning on campus, recently launched its biweekly podcast, Raw Data, which explores the implications of big data and cyber technologies.
The annual Stanford campus alert system test will be conducted next Thursday on Oct. 8. A series of alert messages and sirens warnings will be employed to assess community emergency preparedness.
The 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate met on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for the first time during the 2015-2016 academic year. The council members shared summer updates, discussed internal business and introduced new projects for the coming year.
The 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate met for the last time for the 2014-2015 academic term on Tuesday, June 2nd. During this meeting, one resolution and two bills were voted on.
On Thursday, May 28, ASSU Executives John-Lancaster Finley ’16 and Brandon Hill ’16 hosted the first ever ASSU Executive Gala. The event hosted almost 80 people, including student leaders and administrators.
The 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate met this Tuesday for their penultimate meeting. Two bills remained on the agenda for the Senate.
The 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate revisited the Fair Trade Bill and previewed future plans, before the quarter begins to wrap up.
The 17th Undergraduate Senate met on Tuesday night to discuss retroactive non-funding, the Fair Trade resolution, and Senators' ex-officio status.
The 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate met officially as a group for the second time Tuesday night.
The 16th ASSU Undergraduate Senate met for the last time on Tuesday as the new Senate will begin its role next week. They voted on financial items and final items to wrap up their term before swearing in the 17th Senate, whose newly elected members were also present at the meeting.
One typically thinks of an engineering degree as the entrance to a future in the tech industry. For three Stanford alumna, however, engineering was the path towards a career in developing children’s toys, and their products aim to inspire young girls to develop interests in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
For any student who lives on campus, a portion of one’s “room and board” costs go to house dues. These funds cover a variety of extracurricular expenses that supplement the dorm experience. While most students enjoy the fruits of these funds, only dorm staff and government realize the challenges of managing funds.
The Stanford Cyber Initiative was recently awarded $15 million from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to approach cyber issues through interdisciplinary examination. The sum is part of $65 million that the Hewlett Foundation's Cyber Initiative will distribute over the next five years. MIT and UC-Berkeley are also recipients of the grant.
Beginning 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, organizers of the Palo Alto State of Emergency group led between 200 to 300 Stanford students and community members in a demonstration reacting to Monday’s grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown this past August.
Residents on West Campus have started a petition to grant custodian Maria Buenrostro full-time employment.
Last week, the Graduate School of Business (GSB) announced an online program targeted at engaging working executives in a part-time, cohort-based, self-paced curriculum. The program is called the LEAD Certificate and derives its name from a few guiding principles: Learn, Engage, Accelerate and Disrupt.
The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) received $10 million in funding to launch the Wellness Living Laboratory, a project that will take a scientific approach to wellness.
Next week, a host of wellness groups will guide the community in meditative opportunities to celebrate the “Power of the Pause” during the first ever Contemplation by Design Week. The inauguration of this program is paired with the recent opening of the Windhover Contemplative Center, which is a special meditative resource. The whole week is an invitation to the entire community, students, faculty, staff and maintenance, to explore the value of experiencing time away from daily routine.
Stanford's Open Learning Initiative (OLI) program is one of seven educational technology programs to split a $20 million fund from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Stanford raised $928.5 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, which raises funds separately, earned an additional $53.8 million. Funds from this year have been channeled into existing reserves and new facilities on campus.