Residential Education staff and current residential assistants on the Row have reached a final resolution after ResEd initially reversed job offers for three coterm RAs for the 2011-12 academic year. The resolution came after current RAs in the affected houses questioned ResEd’s original decision to reject certain RA hires.
Scientists at the School of Medicine have created an animal model of a rare and fatal brain tumor affecting young children. This model is the first of its kind and will allow scientists to better study Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIGP), a disease that is fatal for nearly all children who are diagnosed, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Universities across the globe are going public to respond to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s invitation to create an applied sciences campus in the city. At the same time, school officials and city representatives are elaborating on their vision of a New York City campus, as the Mar. 16 deadline for “expressions of interest” approaches.
Stanford researchers at the School of Medicine can now march to the sound of a different beat. In a study published yesterday, associate professor of neurobiology Ricardo Dolmetsch and his team unveiled a technique that, for the first time, allows scientists to convert human skin cells to heart cells and develop treatments for cardiac deficiencies.
To boost the number of low-income applicants, the nation's Dept. of Education has made changes to the FAFSA forms for easy completion.
Students work to get the community involved in fighting for farmworkers' rights by soliciting signatures from Trader Joe's shoppers to urge the supermarket to vow to buy from growers that meet safe working conditions.
Jeremy Bailenson's new virtual reality lab, construction for which began in September and is due to end next winter, will focus on multisensory simulations.
A Vaden survey that has been circulating via email since last week turns out to be part of a $500,000 federal grant to help Stanford respond to survivors of sexual abuse and educate the student body on the issue.
The Teachable Agents project, currently in progress at Stanford’s AAA Lab, suggests that students learn best when they’re teaching someone else, even if the other person doesn’t really exist.
In 2011, cruising around the city in the Bay Area will mean plugging-in to the future, literally. San Francisco and San Jose intend to make this region the world's hot spot for electric vehicles, with a trial fleet of electric taxis.
Next 10, a local non-profit research organization, collaborated with a number of California schools, including Stanford, to create a website intended to assure voters are well-informed before they get to the polls.
Stanford Athletics revives an effort to make sporting events more eco-friendly.
Officials within Stanford and Palo Alto continue to resist current models for a high speed rail station on University Avenue, afraid that the location is too small for the high number of riders the new train system will bring.
Although East Palo Alto is only five miles from Stanford, the two places’ economic relationship varies greatly from Stanford’s connections with other mid-peninsula cities.
“We’re closing in 26 days.” Richard Mojarro had only been principal at East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA) Elementary School for less than 10 months when he began making final preparation for the school’s closing in June.
Some Row house staffers are out in force this week after getting assigned to "standard" rooms rather than the "premium" singles or two-room doubles they believed they were guaranteed when they signed up to run the houses, kitchens and social events of Mayfield Avenue...
Admission trends show that more than 300 business schools, including the top M.B.A. program schools, are following Stanford’s lead in giving applicants the option of taking the GRE in place of the GMAT, according to a recent piece in U.S. News & World Report...
UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business launched its newly redesigned MBA curriculum last week. The overhaul, the first since 2006, has drawn from a number of influences, including peer institutions such as Stanford.
Stanford researchers reported a first-time discovery of tissue-specific targeting in pathogens that could revolutionize research on disease treatment in both plants and humans. The findings of this study on tumor-causing corn fungi, published in Science earlier this month, oust conventional ideas about how pathogens attack their hosts.
Some administrators attribute the decline to myriad reasons; in other departments, applications are up, and the drop rate also varies across departments.
Students Amir Badat ’10 and Jeff Tai ’11 are working to increase student awareness of free speech policies on campus through PoliSci 92X, a one-unit student initiated course (SIC) on free speech in the college context.
Rosenfeld launched the How Couples Meet and Stay Together (HCMST) project at the end of last year in an effort to track the romantic practices of contemporary Americans.
"Mythbusters" co-host Adam Savage spoke at a Q&A session about his passion for science Sunday evening to a crowd of 700 people in Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
Hashers are jacks-of-all-trade in the Stanford kitchens, assisting in a variety of tasks from food preparation to clean-up to cold and hot runs to manning the cash register. In fact, many prominent Stanford alums — including Vice Provost John Bravman, ‘79, MS ‘81, PhD ‘85 — used to call themselves hashers.