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.