All three metaphors imply a certain degree of pain for the student – a bite, a sting, a contraction. This stands in contrast to how the humanities are perceived at Stanford, as “easy” majors which are not useful for the job market.
On Wednesday, former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer was sentenced to one day in prison and six months of home confinement for his role in the recent college admissions scandal. Judging by the headlines, there is outrage in America over this “slap on the wrist.” “Stanford Coach Avoids Prison in Admissions Scandal,” announced The New…
Last week an article in The Economist described the worst punishment our society has ever been able to conceive of – solitary confinement. It described a prison in Texas in which Tony Medina, “spends 23 hours inside a concrete box measuring 7 feet by 11 feet.” He is forbidden any human contact. Guards pass trays…
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) started off its weekly meeting Wednesday with routine updates, but when co-chair Yiqing Ding, a second-year M.S. student in aeronautics and astronautics, announced that it was time to move into a closed session, newly elected council member Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 objected on constitutional grounds.
On Tuesday evening, award-winning novelist Walter Mosley spoke with political activist Mia Birdsong about black science fiction, capitalism and technology. The event was sponsored by McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Continuing Studies, Stanford Storytelling Project and the Creative Writing Program.
On Wednesday night, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) swore in newly elected members, held a closed session on the budget and ASSU, and discussed officer positions.
Sponsored by both the School of Engineering and School of Humanities and Sciences, as well as Undergraduate Advising and Research, BEAM and Stanford Alumni Association, the talk drew many technical students who were curious to hear how the panelists approached the visible divide on campus.
VSOs usually attend GSC meetings each week to request funds for special events. This week however, Melanie Malinas, a fifth year graduate student in biophysics, announced that the GSC was running low on funds for VSOs.