Take this column with a pinch of salt; there’s no single or perfect way to make the most of your Stanford career or your life, but one day you too can tell your peers how to be a little less of a dumbass.
It is hard to talk about eradicating the banana plague or switching the entire electric grid to solar energy without some understanding of the basic biology or engineering that underlie both these problems.
Fair reporting, therefore, means presenting the facts honestly while bringing out the nuances. But more importantly, it must involve recognizing that opposing views are not always ethically or intellectually equivalent.
It is extremely worrying to see that the new administration does not seem to care at all about data collection.
Forget replicators, warp drives, and robot butlers - our future is expected to be a hellish scramble for resources, not an age of limitless prosperity.
Framing free speech as a positive right means that the university ought to proactively ensure that marginalized voices are heard - eg. having a space dedicated to LGBTQ expression, or funding a Chicano studies center.
Realizing what failed to go right means confronting it head on in all its naked glory, and there is no book better for that than Paul Beatty’s Booker-prize winning novel The Sellout.
There are three things that critics of college protestors constantly seem to get wrong.
A recurring theme since the campaign began is the Trump camp’s unwavering distrust of the ‘mainstream’ media - ostensibly for its inability to say anything ‘nice’ about him, or anything sympathetic to the modern, mainstream version of the conservative movement.
However, there is a war being waged among the denizens of this land that is so delightfully, hilariously absurd that I at first did not believe it to be real. I am speaking, of course, of the legendary War on Christmas.
All too often, critics of science and technology fail to understand the method that they are critiquing.
It has been a dark couple of days. Donald Trump has now been elected the 45th President of the United States. He will be the 44th white man to occupy this office and the only one to do so after receiving a Stone Cold stunner. He will become the only President-elect to have more open…
If 2016 is going to be remembered for anything, it will be remembered as the time when the news and digital media finally faced the music for their inability to grow a backbone and stand up against Trumpism and idiocy.
Last week, the State of New York banned rentals of unoccupied apartments for fewer than 30 days on Airbnb. The move was not without controversy, resulting in a protest in front of Governor Cuomo’s office, immense public debate and a federal lawsuit citing “irreparable harm” to the company. It is not hard to see why…
The ASSU Senate voted in a special session on Thursday to block all funding for the Stanford Daily and prevent all current Senators, Executives, interns and class cabinets from associating themselves in any manner with the newspaper.
Sixty-nine years ago, at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, over 300 million people rejoiced as the era of the British Raj drew to an end, and two new nations arose from what had been British India. Little did they know that the ensuing months would lead to the greatest movement of people in human history,…
Two Stanford students were among the 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarship, a fully-funded one year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Over the summer, Stanford President John Hennessy approved 19 new professoriate appointments that were reviewed and submitted by the Advisory Board of Stanford’s Academic Council.
Catherine Criswell Spear, Stanford’s first Title IX coordinator, is stepping down from her post on Sept. 11. A former director of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Cleveland, she will be moving to the University of Virginia (UVA) as the new assistant vice president for equal opportunity programs.
Stanford University is relatively tolerant towards alcohol compared with some of its peer institutions, as this piece explores.
Six Stanford students were arraigned in San Mateo County Superior Court on Monday, Feb. 23, on a single misdemeanor charge each. More students will be arraigned on Tuesday.