Graduate student of psychology, Jason Okonofua, recently conducted research on teachers’ tendencies to discipline black students more harshly than white students, concluding that not only are teachers more likely to view black students as being ‘troublemakers’, they are also more likely to see themselves suspending black students, rather than white students, in the future.
Mignon Clyburn, commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, defended the FCC’s recent net neutrality order at Stanford’s Rebele Symposium on April 1st.
On March 11, a group of three Stanford researchers published a paper in “Nature” explaining a puzzling phenomenon: Under certain conditions, droplets of food coloring move and interact like small organisms – chasing, dodging and reacting to one another.
Associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford Yi Cui has developed a new air filter material that could be used to help residents of heavily polluted Chinese cities, like Beijing, breathe more easily.
Topics in Opera Stagecraft (Music 184B) is a class instructed by professional musician and lecturer in Stanford’s music department, Marie-Louise Catsalis. The course takes students trhough the process of producing and performing an opera, and has been taught every winter quarter since Catsalis’s arrival in 2010.
At yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting, members discussed divestment, changing the governing policies of coterminal degrees and adopting research policy at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. President Hennessy made a statement regarding the ASSU Undergraduate Senate’s recent vote on divestment. Hennessy noted the hostile tone in some discussions of divestment. “As a University, we must remain committed to civil and rational discussion, especially when the issues are highly controversial,” Hennessy said.…