Stanford Seed, a Stanford University initiative created by Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) that proclaims to work toward ending “the cycle of global poverty,” is expanding its operations to India.
Grammy Award-winning artist Zedd and music duo Broods will be performing at the Sixth Annual Frost Music & Arts Festival hosted by the Stanford Concert Network (SCN) on Saturday, May 20.
In its last meeting of winter quarter, the Faculty Senate briefly addressed the Trump administration’s newly revised executive order on immigration, passed a resolution in support of liberal arts education and previewed the freshman year report.
Pierson will advise President Tessier-Lavigne on initiatives and executive duties and meet with stakeholders.
In a new breakthrough in the ongoing fight against Zika virus, researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has determined how the structure of protein crystals produced by bacteria might be modified to combat the mosquitoes that carry Zika, according to SLAC’s press release.
The Mentor A Peer program, offered through VPUE, gives upperclassmen the opportunity to share their Stanford experiences with underclassmen.
Stanford’s video game society Low Battery launches Full Power, a new video game mentorship program, and talks potential game development initiative.
A recent petition released by the Stanford Review demands a veteran liaison on the ASSU Executive Cabinet, but military-affiliated students say it isn't a concern for them.
In response to the Board of Trustees’ Monday statement of refusal to divest from the fossil fuel industry, Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) held a protest rally Wednesday in front of Memorial Church.
Madeleine Lippey ‘18 is out to reshape the conversation around sexual violence on campus. Last Saturday, she worked with an array of cosponsors to host the Fearless Conference, which provides a centralized and safe space for Stanford students to discuss topics surrounding sexual violence, including masculinity, sex education, survivor support and Title IX policies.
Several freshmen dorms’ resident fellows express disapproval of the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) program’s wage system by refusing to hire PHEs for their dorms next year. The following dorms will no longer have PHEs: Arroyo, Cedro, FroSoCo, Junipero, Larkin and Twain.
As students carry out their civic duties this week, they will notice a referendum on the elections ballot for a new Campus Climate Survey.
In a race for sponsorships, the Stanford Solar Car Project (SSCP) must search for other sources of funding as long-time supporter Volkswagen renegotiates financial support.
As a result of Club Sports filing solely a special fees request with the Undergraduate Senate and not a joint-fees request, the Senate lacks sufficient funds to accommodate many other student groups’ special fees requests for next year.
Jeff Small ’95, president and co-CEO of Amblin Partners (formerly Dreamworks Studios) and Trevor Macy ’92, founder and CEO of Intrepid Pictures discussed the process of entering the corporate side of film industry in a conversation with Harry Elam and students.
At a talk hosted by Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Big Ideas Club and Silicon Valley Science Fiction Society on Saturday night that intertwined philosophy with technology, inventor and entrepreneur Adam M. Curry revealed the ideas behind the soon-to-be released Entangled, an app for people to explore and experiment with the nature of “collective consciousness” and reality.
On Tuesday night, the 23rd meeting of the 17th Undergraduate Senate invited the chief of the Stanford Police Department to give a guest talk on the role of officers on campus and discussed funding.
A new student group sets out to show that all the world’s truly a stage – with more balanced gender representation. Women in Theater (WiT), a newly formed theater company, seeks to provide a platform for women and non-binary students interested in theater the opportunity to explore more roles in the traditionally male-dominated field. Cofounded by Leah Slang ’18, Lillian Bornstein ’18 and Emma Jackson-Smith ’18, the company recently held their first interest meeting.
Stanford Pre-Education Society held its annual ignitED conference on undergraduate education on Feb. 6. Anant Agarwal MS '84 and PhD '87, CEO of edX, an online education platform, spoke at the event through Skype. EdX, founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider that offers online courses from universities around the world. Following the conference, The Daily spoke with Agarwal to discuss the future of edtech and the innovations needed in the education sector.
Playing for the long haul, a returning team to TreeHacks 2016 laid stakes on a more complex and expansible project that integrated multiple companies’ software. The Flagtrip team consisted of members Andrew Luo ’17, Dan Shiferaw ’17 and Crystal Qian and Jonathan Tang, both juniors studying computer science at Princeton. Luo, Shiferaw and Tang are returning teammates from TreeHacks 2015 with Qian joining the team this year.
The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) has awarded a total $7.6 million to six research teams from Stanford and three other universities for solutions that address global energy deficiency in a sustainable manner, according to the Stanford News Report.
At its 21st meeting, the 17th Undergraduate Senate discussed funding for the Stanford News Readership Program, the construction of new residences in West Campus, and passed two resolutions, including the Resolution in Support of Reaffirming Stanford’s Commitment to Indigenous and Native American Community, Identity, Dignity, and Space and the Bill to Improve Undergraduate Senate Accountability. The former requests action by the University to rename buildings currently dedicated to Father Junipero Serra and the latter proposed the elimination of Senate committees.
Actor Michael Douglas and Jewish activist Natan Sharansky held a conversation titled “Jewish Journeys” on Tuesday night in CEMEX Auditorium. The talk focused on the changing face of Jewish individuality and the two men’s shared goal of supporting college-aged students in identity issues.
At the annual Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) Challenge kickoff event last Friday night, organizers announced that a total of $100,000 will be awarded to eight teams. This year, competition planners emphasized connecting contestants with industry leaders.