In the four days since Provost Drell announced her decision to bring back freshman and sophomores for winter quarter, the plan has been met among students with a mixture of cautious jubilation and overt skepticism. But this is not March, and we really can trust even our sometimes-sorry administration to implement a data-driven reopening that is both fulfilling and consistent with harm reduction principles.
What we need is a metric that we both share, but we also need something we both value. And that is why my theme for 2020 is War of the Words: Author Smackdown — 3 vs. 3, their best authors versus ours.
The organization's goal is to prevent Global Catastrophic Risks (GCRs) — risks that threaten to destroy human civilization or drive the entire species extinct. Its current plans include hosting a speaker series of prominent people in the world of GCR-mitigation, as well as offering $7,500 stipends for summer undergraduate projects.
Utilizing existing supply chains and partnerships, the team hopes to distribute tens of thousands of these snorkel-based “Pneumasks” to hospital systems across the country.
The talk was aimed at contextualizing publicly available data and news, as well as updates on Stanford Hospital, which has seen fewer COVID-19 patients than expected and is performing research in the field.
Rice drew comparisons between her experience with the SARS outbreak in 2003 and SARS-CoV-2 today to describe and criticize an opaqueness in the China’s communist government's sharing of information with the media and foreign governments.
As of its website launch on Friday, the lab had around 150 grad students working on 16 active projects, from home testing to matching for mutual aid. The startups are generally tech-oriented, but not all are based in digital platforms.
The Jan. 13 meeting of City Council was a response to the new state laws, as council-members unanimously voted to do away with a host of previous requirements for new construction or renovation of ADUs.
In the wake of last week’s defacement of the historic University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto with anti-religious messages, local police have increased patrols of religious buildings, and the historically Black church has hosted a special Solidarity Sunday service to address the incident.
Reports of druggings have required mandatory alerts to the community under the Jeanne Clery Act. The Daily looked into how exactly these Clery Act AlertSUs work.
The Stanford Federal Credit Union is receiving national media attention for its partnership with Google’s quiet new financial technology project — Google Cache checking accounts. The new checking accounts will roll out in 2020.
Despite the withdrawal of the General Use Permit application, the University is moving ahead with its plans to develop 27 faculty homes and three parcels for affordable housing units in Portola Valley on 75 acres off of Alpine Road.
According to a Campus Security Authority, one of the individuals who suspected that they were drugged underwent a drug test at Stanford Hospital, which came back negative.
A female student tested positive for a date-rape drug on Friday after losing consciousness at a party on the Row Thursday night, Stanford Police announced in an AlertSU notification sent early Saturday morning. It is unclear exactly where the incident occurred.
U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman of San Jose has dismissed Stanford’s challenge of a Santa Clara County housing ordinance requiring 16% of units on residential developments on University land be reserved for affordable housing at a below-market rate.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced Monday and Tuesday that it will impose a new wave of public safety power shutoffs on Wednesday and Thursday in areas of high fire risk across 30 counties across northern and central California, affecting up to 800,000 customers.
A Stanford drop-out achieved widespread renown not in the startup scene or through sports championships but in bookstores and libraries across America. John Steinbeck, who died in 1968, attended the University on and off for six years beginning in 1919, before leaving without a degree.
PAUSD’s decision to settle without admitting culpability brings an end to a yearlong legal fight over an alleged sexual assault case that has rocked the Palo Alto's Gunn High School.
“The skills of humanities thinking are less quantifiable, yes, but they are real and employable and always necessary,” says Professor Caroline Winterer, who headed the Stanford Humanities Center from 2013 until Sept. 1, 2019.
News of Persky's hiring had only been public for two days before public resistance called for his removal. Lynbrook High School in San Jose promptly fired him following the backlash.