Stanford’s Program on Human Rights (PHR) hired Nadejda Marques as its new program manager, according to a press release from the Freeman Spogli Institute.
Palo Alto’s city council voted to restrict the use of ionization smoke alarms on Nov. 8 in an effort to improve fire safety. This decision makes Palo Alto the second California city to favor photoelectric technology in detecting fires, following a similar decision in Albany in July. Yet this move has faced significant opposition and debate remains about whether or not the move actually constitutes better fire safety practices.
Axess has been open for winter course enrollment since Oct. 24, but currently undeclared juniors are unable to register due to the hold placed on their accounts preventing winter quarter enrollment. Though technically required to choose a major by the end of sophomore year, a handful of juniors delay this deadline until the end of fall quarter of junior year.
Students now have an extra incentive to practice better bicycle-safety habits while biking around campus. Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) launched its first bike safety dorm challenge on Oct. 26 in an effort to encourage students to pledge to follow the rules of the road and wear a helmet. The dorm with the highest percentage of participants in the challenge will win a bus charter to Tahoe.
Thanks to a new effort to bring politics and public health together in an accessible way, voters on Tuesday will now be able to receive influenza vaccines and cast their votes in one convenient trip. School of Medicine faculty and students have been working with local government officials to provide free or low-cost vaccines at two polling stations in Palo Alto and San Jose.
The fourth annual Pac-10 Fitness Challenge kicks off this week in an effort to encourage students, faculty and staff to maintain healthy levels of physical activity. The conference-wide initiative promotes an active lifestyle by having participants record the time they spend working out and then comparing every school’s total at the end of the week.
For a certain subset of Stanford seniors, this fall’s workload and stress levels derive only partially from their course loads. With the pressure of LSATs, GREs, GMATs, medical school applications and interviews, some seniors are busy planning for the next stage of their education--while still wrapping up their current one.
Caltrain and local community organizations collaborate to discourage suicides, setting up several outlets for troubled teens to seek help.
For countries in turmoil, an aid greater than immediate help is the sustainable development of legal institutions--a mantra that a group of Stanford law students have taken to heart in expanding a foundation for rule of law in Afghanistan.
In debates over the legalization of same-sex marriage, the issue of child-raising often arises in rhetorical form, but a new study from Stanford recently added to the conversation with empirical research.
The trayless dining program implemented at two dorms this past academic year has made it to the summer showing signs of promise, but uncertainty still lingers about the program’s feasibility and relative effectiveness.
World War II evokes images of Hitler, Hiroshima and Auschwitz - thousands of German prisoners of war (POWs) working in a Canadian logging camp figure less prominently in the popular imagination.
One of the most notable features of student responses contributed to the creation of a new team-taught, three-quarter-long course that is expected to provide students with a historical narrative of English literature since the middle ages. It is the biggest requirement change to the major.
“The important thing is not to let your heart grow cold while keeping your head cool.” It was with this assertion that Helen Stacy, a senior lecturer in law, introduced José Zalaquett, Chilean lawyer, legal scholar and human rights defender, at his lecture on Thursday evening...
The Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies met April 9 to discuss a proposal by students to have “Sustainable Citizenship” added as a fifth option to fulfill the Education for Citizenship (EC) General Education Requirement.
A group of students is arguing that a part of Stanford’s graduation requirements known as “Education for Citizenship,” which includes classes in ethics, culture and gender, lacks an important topic area: sustainability.
Members of the Class of 2009 received an unexpected notification this month that their SUNet ID "for life" privileges might, in fact, suffer a premature death.
Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, gave an Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week) lecture Wednesday afternoon, where he discussed the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and the essential principles for success of any initiative -- business or otherwise.
Although former justice Albie Sachs' 15 years as a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa have been marked by socially progressive decisions, his lecture “Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor?” focused mainly on his lifelong advocacy for the power of humor.
Ever wonder what the deal was with that one-unit class on Disney films being taught by the guy down the hall last spring? This is just one example of a Student Initiated Course (SIC), a laid-back, discussion-based class option worthy of consideration.