Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Ph.D. ’00, associate justice of the Supreme Court of California and a Stanford alumnus, urged graduates to be cognizant of all those who have contributed to societal progress before them and to use their “good fortune” for the benefit of others.
The Daily spoke with University professors, students and a cybersecurity startup to examine the value of different CS educations in hacking and beyond.
Professor Ilya A. Strebulaev recently published a paper reporting that venture-backed companies worth more than $1 billion -- colloquially known as “unicorns” -- are overvalued by about 51 percent
Stanford’s East Asia Library recently received diaries from the early- and mid-20th century written by a Japanese immigrant, Hisao Magario, and his wife, Fusai.
Stanford’s department of mathematics launched an online placement diagnostic that is now required for students who plan on taking introductory math courses, such as Math 19 or Math 51. The diagnostic is purely advisory and is part of several departmental changes.
The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division and the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice recently launched the new Human Rights minor.
Professor of political science Jeremy Weinstein, consulting professor of management science and engineering Joe Felter and Movielabs CEO Steven Weinstein are teaching a new course, Hacking4Diplomacy (MS&E 298), with the new State Department representative to Silicon Valley, Zvika Krieger.
In a recent interview about her book The Social Imperative: Race, Close Reading, and Contemporary Literary Criticism, Professor Paula Moya of the Stanford Department of English argues that the practice of “close reading” literature is important for racial literacy, providing a unique context for understanding race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.
John Pearson, the Director of the Bechtel International Center, and Kelly Wright, the Director of Payroll, sent an email last Tuesday updating international students who have been impacted by an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) error involving tax returns. The errors, which have led to decreased tax refunds and temporarily frozen assets, originate within the IRS and not Stanford, and the error has also occurred at other institutions across the nation.
On Tuesday, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced that Whitfield Diffie, a consulting scholar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) , and Martin Hellman, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, are being honored with the 2015 A.M. Turing Award for their contributions to modern cryptography.
The Daily sat down with Steven Burch to discuss his work in code poetry and his winning entry in the Code Poetry Slam.
Stanford Health Care is facing criticism and concern regarding its patient safety due to its recent poor Medicare ratings and older C. difficile infection rates. Members of the Quality team at Stanford Health Care state that they are addressing concerns by creating the Center for Advancing Patient Safety and utilizing new cleaning methods. However, some members of the Stanford community still believe that more improvements are needed.
The fourth Code Poetry Slam, a competition that encourages poets and programmers to integrate this performance aspect of coding with more traditional notions of poetry, will be held this February.
A recent STAT News investigation stated that Stanford has violated a federal law requiring the disclosure of applicable clinical trials and observational studies involving human subjects on ClinicalTrials.gov. By failing to report the results, the institutions deprive the public of data on medical treatments and their efficacy.
Moving to a new environment can be difficult: deciding what to pack, leaving behind childhood friends, moving into a dorm room, and hugging parents goodbye. However, international students have to acclimate to a new school, a new country and sometimes even a new language. But that’s why the International Undergraduate Community at Stanford exists, aiming to ensure that international students always have friends around who will understand what they’re going through.
Multiple student groups exist on campus that complement each other in empowering women, but each group adds its own twist to the conversation. Women’s Coalition (WoCo), a self-proclaimed “generalist” group, advocates for gender equality for all, whereas more pre-professional groups, such as Stanford Women in Business (SWIB), Stanford Women in Computer Science (WiCS) and Stanford…
The Stanford Solar Car Project (SSCP) finished in 6th place in the World Solar Car Challenge in Australia, which is a biennial international race with over 40 teams from around the world. The SSCP is a completely student-run organization on campus that specializes in solar-powered cars. The team has been designing and building their car, Arctan, for the past year and a half.
At the “H/H @Stanford: Computational journalism with CIR, Vocativ and SmartNews” meetup on Tuesday night, journalists (“hacks”) and programmers (“hackers”) gathered to learn from three speakers about ways to use technology to enhance news narratives. Computational journalism uses data to find interesting trends to generate stories and help complement them, such as through graphics.
A team of Stanford students built a small, portable arts studio using materials found at Jasper Ridge over the summer as part of an Arts Intensive. They have big dreams for the studio, because it has the potential to be a new, separate arts space for student artists to retreat to and create art. The student propose keeping it on campus during the fall and winter and moving it to the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve for spring and summer quarters.
The third meeting of the quarter for the 17th ASSU Undergraduate Senate took place Tuesday evening. The Senate approved the notion that they would modify the bylaws regarding Senators taking a leave of absence. However, confusion regarding which version of the bylaws to use dominated the discussion.