Death Cab For Cutie's seventh album, "Codes and Keys," is a thoughtful presentation whose layers grow richer and more complex from beginning to end. Its lessons of optimism in life and love also mark a departure from the darker sounds of the band's previous albums.
President Barack Obama traveled to California on Wednesday to discuss his deficit-reduction plan at Facebook’s Palo Alto headquarters and attend three Democratic fundraisers in San Francisco. The visit marked the middle of a three-day trip to Virginia, California and Nevada for the administration to sell its budget framework and for the president to raise money for his party and re-election campaign.
President John Hennessy further expanded his reputation and his wallet last week when Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of mobile-phone chips, agreed to buy Atheros Communications, which Hennessy co-founded, for $3.1 billion in cash.
For six years, management science and engineering professor Siegfried Hecker has offered Stanford, Washington and the U.S. scientific community a window into the secretive world of North Korea’s nuclear program. The 67-year-old former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory travels as a nonofficial diplomat, returning each time with insights, photographs and discussion points for U.S.-North Korea relations.
Four former statesmen -- Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, George Shultz and William Perry ’49 M.S. ’50 -- addressed an audience of Stanford students on Friday on the prospects and challenges of global nuclear nonproliferation. The gathering marked the fourth conference held at Stanford by the four men, who have come to be known in their advocacy as the “Gang of Four.”
Students weigh in on the inefficiencies of the recently opened Roble Package Center.
At Thursday's Faculty Senate Meeting, speaker Tom Wasow called for more attention to athletics in order to maintain Stanford's role model status.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was in Palo Alto Monday with a simple message for Silicon Valley: Washington has more work to do to repair the U.S. economy, and it is in the process of doing it.
In a small off-campus event, the Dalai Lama speaks on the need for independence from government repression to Tibetan and Chinese Stanford students.
Sgt. Chris Cohendet, a 31-year-old member of Stanford’s police force, was arrested last week while off duty in San Mateo County for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. The Stanford Department of Public Safety (DPS) has put him on administrative leave while it conducts an internal investigation into the circumstances of the arrest.
Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of former Pakistani President and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and niece of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, spoke Wednesday evening at the Bechtel International Center.
President Obama devoted the first half of his Monday to talking about his vision for the future of education in America, first on NBC’s Today Show and later on a conference call from the Oval Office with a group of college journalists.
Navigating city streets with the wind in your hair may come in the form of a Mustang in Los Angeles, a Porsche in Berlin or a Ferrari in Rome. But in India, the convertible is replaced by a half-size, three-wheeled taxi that many say offers a fuller travel experience than any roof-down car: the auto-rickshaw.
The Iraqi National Library and Archives has asked Stanford’s Hoover Institution to return Baath Party records acquired in early 2008 on a five-year loan -- a request Hoover is resisting because it doesn't deem security in Baghdad sufficient to ensure the documents' security.
Guang-il Jung’s was just one of many tales of human rights abuses discussed at a conference held over the weekend at Stanford on “The North Korean Crisis: Human Stories & Taking Action.”
Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Iraq and Afghanistan, delivered yesterday a wide-ranging talk entitled “The Struggle for the Broader Middle East: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go."
The search committee for candidates to replace Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education John Bravman met with a small group of students Tuesday evening as it prepares to provide Provost John Etchemendy a shortlist of candidates by Commencement, just over a month from now.
When Washington looks for advice on nuclear deterrence, disarmament and nonproliferation, it knows it can look to Stanford.
Henry Crumpton, the State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism from 2005 to 2007, addressed more than 50 students and community members Monday night on the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world, trying to take a unified approach to the topic but eventually acceding to discuss widely varying issues in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.
“The risk that a child born today will not live out his or her natural lifetime is 10 percent,” Hellman said, citing his own analysis of nuclear risk while seated at his kitchen table...
For those looking for that new musical direction, disappointment may quickly set in.
Wednesday evening, Steele joined Law School Dean Larry Kramer, emeritus history Prof. James Sheehan '58 and Hoover senior fellow Martin Anderson, for a roundtable discussion on the history and present feasibility of the military draft. CISAC consulting Prof. Phil Taubman '70 moderated.
A twin-engine Cessna 310 crashed soon after takeoff from Palo Alto Airport early Wednesday, killing three Tesla Motors employees on board, cutting off power to Palo Alto and parts of Stanford for much of the day and giving the residents of a small neighborhood a fiery awakening.
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