In the 21st century, not even revered Nobel laureates are exempt from a little of the Facebook intrigue usually reserved for college students; Amartya Sen knows firsthand, he told a Stanford audience on Monday.
Carrying President Barack Obama on his way to a town hall event at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Marine One landed on Stanford's Sand Hill fields at about 1:30 p.m. today.
Stanford will lower its standard of proof for sexual-assault cases and open the appeals process to alleged victims in response to guidelines released to universities last week by the Obama administration.
University President John Hennessy is set to meet with President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley business leaders this evening at a private dinner peppered with Stanford connections.
In its effort to influence the campus ROTC debate, Stanford Says No to War faced a minor setback last week when the University revoked the group's use of the domain http://rotc.stanford.edu.
Stanford has admitted 754 early applicants to the Class of 2015 and deferred about 500 more, Admission Director Bob Patterson said last month. The University received a record-high 5,929 applicants, dropping the admission rate to 12.7 percent for Stanford’s “restrictive early-action program.”
A watchdog group this week urged the National Institutes of Health to put an end to “ghostwriting,” alleging that scientific publications by some federally funded researchers were actually written by drug and marketing companies -- including one book co-written by Stanford psychiatry professor Alan Schatzberg.
A construction worker hit a gas line while building a fence behind La Casa Italiana on Tuesday morning, prompting an evacuation of students in the house and neighboring house Xanadu. No one was injured, but the incident left officials and workers disagreeing about how clearly the gas line was marked and who was responsible for marking it.
At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Provost John Etchemendy stressed that Stanford v. Roche case stems from a desire to protect the University, and to bring in profit.
Behind the lunch at Arrillaga Alumni Center on Wednesday--vegan squash patties with tomato chutney, smoked Alaskan salmon, wheat berry and rice salad--was an event medical professor Chris Gardner believes was unprecedented: the gathering of experts from all seven of Stanford’s schools to talk, well, food.
University President John Hennessy highlighted the endowment’s recovery at Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, which also saw a detailed overview of undergraduate admission and financial aid two years into a financial aid overhaul that pressured University finances but erased tuition for hundreds of students’ families.
Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina advises Stanford GSB students on the job search.
This year could be a historic one for ROTC at Stanford. Whatever happens, The Daily will continue to be there.
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Dam removal advocates blast Stanford habitat plan as public comment period closes... It's a wrap for class allowing students to study their own genotypes... Promising news for lymphoma treatment from the School of Medicine... John Whitlinger on Federer trick shot... The consequences of Craigslist's ban on the "adult services" section... Stanford news from around the Web for Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.
Anonymous teacher speaks up about Gunn atmosphere, Stanford suicide study... Stanford Store set to move... Football's home opener Saturday... Stanford news from around the Web for Friday, Sept. 3, 2010.
Olmsted Homes project for coaches almost done... Klahn's fate in the US Open... Video: Rosenfeld discusses research on academic performance of gay couples' children... What do Stanford Hospital and the 49ers have in common?... Undergrad Senate chair gives day-before notice for online, "unofficial" meeting... What happens when a football recruit meets Condoleezza Rice... Stanford news from around the Web for Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.
Sophomore College begins... Andrew Luck fronts New York Times sports section... Harbaugh cancels team meetings for movie night... Dalai Lama tix go on sale... Clifford Nass research on sweet-talking computers... Fall course guide... Stanford news from around the Web for Monday, Aug. 30, 2010.
Bloomberg set to speak on campus... John Mayer compares HuffPo to Stanford Law alum?... Caltrain nixes weekend cuts idea... New trustees named... Stanford scholars talk Beck rally... Football team elects captains... Wie has hole-in-one... Schneider memorial date set... Pakistan floods fundraising gets underway... Stanford news from around the Web for Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.
Stanford touts Dish... District gains from charter closure... Hospital expansion ruffles feathers... Stanford news from around the Web for Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010.
Charter school scores... CourseRank sale... Hospital amenities and interim CEO... Flood relief... Rice and Spike Lee... Public service law... Stanford news from around the Web for Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.
Stanford students are coordinating on-the-ground flood relief in Pakistan this week.
Historic Silicon Valley... Three-strikes project win... SLAC dedication... Jared Cohen to Google... Hospital expansion... Andrew Luck training... Prop. 8 stay... iPad costs... CEO truthiness... Romance research... Outside Lands... Billionaires... Stanford news from around the Web for Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.