The concern expressed by Mr. Bentley (“Letter to Stanford University on Tobacco Use Policies”, Oct. 1, 2015) is admirable. Perhaps he has not been on campus recently, having graduated more than thirty years ago, but the notion of students and academic facilities being “overwhelmed” and “engulfed” by tobacco is, well, all smoke and mirrors. The…
Stanford has only invited a handful of writers and even fewer artists to deliver the Commencement address. A quick scan of past speakers shows that we prefer political leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and the occasional television journalist. Yet, over the past four years, Stanford has changed a tremendous amount.
This accusation is absurd. First, the people delivering the presentation, Anson Chan and Martin Lee, are not Occupy Central leaders. Second, even the real leaders of Occupy Central have only marginal power over the demonstrations on the ground. Mr. Sur's caricature of democracy in Hong Kong bastardizes their decades-long fight for the right to representative government.
Two Stanford alumni are safe after being caught in a deadly blizzard while hiking in Nepal. Christopher Anderson B.S., M.S. ’11 and Jonathan Potter B.S., M.S. ’12 departed from Kathmandu, Nepal on Oct. 6 to hike the Annapurna Circuit, a hundred-mile trek that takes more than two weeks. On Oct. 14, a sudden blizzard caught…
On April 25, the University announced that Ike’s Place will be replaced by an eatery operated by Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) in September. R&DE has not yet announced the details of its winning restaurant concept. In the meantime, students have been left to wonder how the decision to award the contract was made, who made it and why.
Kharis Templeman, program manager for the Taiwan Democracy Project at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), studies democratization, dominant-party electoral regimes and Pacific Asia. As a Taiwan scholar, he has keenly followed the protest movement that occupied the Legislative Yuan on March 18, paralyzing the government.
Fourteen graduate students will vie for positions on the Graduate Student Council (GSC), the representative body for just over 60 percent of students at Stanford, in this year’s ASSU elections. Eight current Councilors, including GSC Co-chairs Bryce Anzelmo and Trevor Martin, will seek re-election.
The philosopher Ivan Illich played provocateur in 1975 when he asserted that the greatest threat to health is, in fact, modern medicine.
On Nov. 21, 2013, thousands gathered at Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti demonstrating against then-President Viktor Yanukovych's suspension of policies that brought Ukraine closer with the European Union. For months, tensions in the former Soviet republic have been building as two opposing forces pull at the Ukraine, with the European Union on one hand and Russia on the other.
Economies Unseen, the ninth annual conference of the Stanford Association for International Development (SAID), probed the informal economy–a network of informal and illicit transactions collectively worth $10 trillion a year–in an all-day event on Saturday.
Five freshmen have been invited to join the Dollies after successfully passing through several rounds of a multi-week audition process. The Daily sat down with the newest additions to the Dollies’ lineage to discuss the audition process and the future ahead.
Tributes on social media have started to pour in for Jimmy Fowkes ’14, a religious studies major who has fought brain cancer since middle school. After his diagnosis, Fowkes raised more than $230,000 for cancer charity Livestrong. He was 21.
As part of a countywide initiative to build walking and biking trails, Stanford has proposed a “perimeter trail” route that would complete a network of regional trails connecting the Arastradero Preserve to the Bay.
Auditions to be the 2014-15 Stanford Tree–mascot of the Leland Stanford Junior Marching Band (LSJUMB) and kisser of hundreds every Full Moon on the Quad–began on Feb. 17 and will conclude this week when LSJUMB rolls out one of the eight candidates vying for the job.
In a presentation on Wednesday afternoon, Bloomberg News co-founder and editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler repeatedly emphasized the foundation of the financial news giant’s success: data. The hour-long talk, part of a weekly speaker series for Communications graduate students, was also live-streamed on the class’s website.
More than anything, working here has shown me the richness and diversity of Stanford life. I feel incredibly lucky to have had this opportunity. The Daily has defined my college career so far and I am blessed for everything it has given me.
Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, has been named the winner of the 2014 Marconi Society prize. A pioneer in the field of wireless technology, his innovations have become the backbone of today’s ubiquitous Wi-Fi and 4G systems.
As the arts scene at Stanford receives increasing resources and attention, the University has started planning the construction of a new “arts gym”—a drop-in studio and performing arts space at Roble Gym. An enormous amount of interest is driving the University to keep up with student demand for arts spaces, according to Matthew Tiews M.A. ‘99 Ph.D. ‘04, executive director of arts program.
We made critical mistakes in our pursuit to publicize a story we felt was vital to the student interest. More effort, however, should have been made to reach out to University officials on the evening of Oct. 30.
Three months ago, I approached what would become my editorial team with a simple prospect: If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you create? This is the result of our effort.
Starting on Sept. 27, The Daily will print a tabloid Weekender bringing together the best of our journalism. Every Friday, The Weekender turns the spotlight on one campus issue and combines our coverage with expanded sports, opinions and a re-imagined arts section. The tabloid format also gives us the much-needed flexibility to showcase our media section: student work in photo, video and graphics.
Schacter sat down with The Daily to discuss the decisions, their implications for California and the future of same-sex marriage litigation.
Much is changing this summer as we develop exciting new products for The Stanford Daily. First amongst these changes is the cessation of printing The Daily summer weekly edition. We will continue to publish content on our website, www.stanforddaily.com.
As the 14th ASSU Undergraduate Senate leaves office, many of the body’s accomplishments are some that a majority of students may already take for granted.