John-Lancaster Finley ’16 and Brandon Hill ’16 are hoping to follow in the steps of their Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee “Big Sib” Logan Richard ’15 by serving as ASSU Executive next year. Both are political science majors, who are also double majoring in urban studies and African American studies, respectively. Their collective previous experience on…
As the election of the 17th Undergraduate ASSU Senate nears, the 16th Undergraduate ASSU Senate has been discussing their transition out-of-office as they prepare to train the next round of student representatives.
The 16th Undergraduate Senate reconvened Tuesday night for the first meeting of the quarter as they announced that the Elections Commissioner pushed back the spring elections date one week due to lack of interest of candidates for Graduate Student Council.
At Tuesday’s Undergraduate Senate meeting, Stanford Concert Network was told that they would need to collect 1,200 signatures this week to be on the spring ballot. The Senate also approved a nomination for a graduate student to fill an opening on Constitutional Council.
In their last Tuesday meeting of the quarter, the 16th Undergraduate ASSU Senate passed an annual grants package and discussed a bill aimed at gender inclusivity, while also giving updates on other behind-the-scenes projects to improve campus services.
The campaign for Meatless Mondays, which strive to reduce meat consumption and is headed by different student groups this year, is gaining traction in dining halls, cafés and Row houses across campus, but not without student opposition to food choices they are ultimately paying for out-of-pocket.
In a two-hour meeting Tuesday night, the 16th Undergraduate Senate briefly discussed a proposal to place the divestment resolution from last week’s revote on the spring ballot, so the student body could vote on the resolution.
The 16th Undergraduate Senate passed the resolution supporting divestment from corporations identified as complicit in human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. The vote comes a week after the Senate did not pass the same resolution.
In a four hour long meeting on Tuesday night, the 16th Undergraduate Senate failed to pass a resolution that called on the University to divest from corporations identified as complicit in human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine. Nine members of Senate voted in favor of the resolution; five members opposed and one abstained from voting. The resolution needed a two-thirds majority to pass. However, with the one abstention, the nine yes votes represented only 64 percent of the 14 votes cast.
At the School of Medicine’s Big Data in BioMedicine Conference last week, academic and industry leaders came together to speak about the role of big data analysis in tackling unanswered questions about world health. Speakers represented a range of companies and organizations including Google, Genentech, Intel and the White House.
For the past four years, Stanford’s Camera as Witness (CAW) program has sought to foster student activism on campus by working hand-in-hand with student leaders to spark conversation on contentious social issues.
Stanford researchers have created a chip-sized particle accelerator smaller than a grain of salt and capable of accelerating electrons near the speed of light.
Communities with limited access to clean water look set to benefit from the recent fabrication of “synthetic nanoscavengers,” which can clear out harmful contaminants from water, by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford scientists.
Students are taught how to examine a DNA sequence and given the option of studying their own genetic data.
Efforts by Stanford Law School’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance to prompt congressional action that would lower the cost of renewable energy projects may have found new momentum after President Barack Obama’s recent call for a bipartisan approach to climate change, according to the center’s leaders. “I think it’s very helpful that the…
Researchers at the Stanford Covert System Biology Lab recently developed the world’s first whole-cell model of all the biological processes in a cell, which can be used to educate medical decisions, such as allowing for more detailed prognoses delivered to patients.
Researchers at the Stanford Covert System Biology Lab recently developed the world’s first whole-cell model of all the biological processes in a cell, which can be used to educate medical decisions, such as allowing for more detailed prognoses delivered to patients. The team developed a model of Mycoplasma genitalium, a small bacterium. They will work…
Efforts by Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) to ease students’ uncertainty when choosing a major, including events like Majors Night, have led to a decrease in the number of juniors who are undeclared entering autumn quarter, from 544 in 2009 to 359 this year, according to Koren Bakkegard, associate dean of UAR.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have invented a light-powered retinal implant -- or bionic eye -- that may someday restore sight to those blinded through certain degenerative eye diseases.
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine have identified a new molecular compound that could revolutionize the treatment of strokes in humans, for the first time offering the ability to enhance recovery after a stroke has taken place.
Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) has awarded $8.4 million to seven Stanford research teams for developing high-efficiency energy technologies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Researchers from the Stanford School of Medicine gathered with patients Sunday to celebrate a successful clinical trial that tested an alternative to the immunosuppressant drug regimen that patients must normally follow after a transplant procedure.
Entering its fifth year, BeWell, a campus incentive program to encourage healthy lifestyles for community members, has expanded to offer financial benefits to spouses and registered domestic partners of University benefits-eligible employees. In addition, BeWell has started offering employee participants the option of sharing and exchanging their BeWell records with those from an outside medical plan.