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.