“House of Lies” is Matthew Carnahan’s latest comedy on Showtime, based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn. Currently in its third season, the show stars Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, a big-time management consultant. Kaan and his team, played by Kirsten Bell, Josh Lawson and Ben Schwartz, solve a company’s latest problem every week, brashly offering their two cents on how their clients can make even more money by using just about every trick to get the information clients want.
The Haas Center for Public Service has selected two recipients for its Social Impact Grant, a newly created award that offers undergraduates and co-terms up to $1,000 to execute projects with the “potential to make a significant impact.”
Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization established by Stanford students, opened its first women’s shelter Sunday night. Currently hosted at Peninsula Bible Church and University Lutheran Church, the shelter will be hosting up to 15 homeless women in Palo Alto.
For the first time, a three-week leadership program will be offered to incoming juniors, in line with established freshman and sophomore programs in September such as Arts Intensive.
Despite Stanford’s proliferation of both finance-oriented student groups and accounting and finance course offerings, the University’s lack of an undergraduate finance, accounting or business major is not unusual, according to professors and University administrators.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) recently waived the language requirement to study abroad in Florence in Winter Quarter 2014 in an effort to encourage more students to apply.
The Frost Music and Arts Festival -- featuring psychedelic rock band MGMT and opening acts Delorean and Kuroma -- returns tomorrow for its second year, with this year’s iteration marked by greater student involvement in event coordination and efforts to promote future financial and attendance growth.
The program, which will accept 50 rising seniors and co-term students, was initially created to provide -- according to BLP’s website -- “a concentrated, focused and guided opportunity for business education” in an effort to address the lack of a pre-business major.
More than 100 works of art from the Cantor Arts Center have been made available online for in-depth public viewing through a new partnership between the Center and the Google Art Project.
Concerns have been raised that some Volunteer Student Organizations -- all of which are supposed to be broadly accessible to students -- have become too selective.
The Bing Stanford in Washington Program (SIW) will offer a new track focused on visual arts, arts administration and theater and performance starting in winter quarter of 2014.
Employers interested in participating in the program can choose one of three membership levels: a “Platinum Partner” company, which pays $10,000 a year receives the ability to send unlimited emails to targeted Stanford students and alumni, among other benefits.
Wheelz, buoyed by success in California, looks to expand nationally thanks to substantial financial backing.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) had to allow second-round applications for 13 of 18 trips this year as the program has seen a dramatic drop-off in interest in its 26th year.
The Program in International Relations (IR) revised its major requirements to allow for area specialization this academic year.
Although Stanford’s recent foray into online education has been met with praise from both faculty and students alike, faculty have raised concerns surrounding intellectual property rights in this space.
The directors of the Student Initiated Courses (SIC) program increased the number of program coordinators and the overseeing faculty committee this year to address the rise in applications received so far.