When I first arrived at Stanford in fall 2016, I thought I was going to major in Computer Science and History. Like many other freshmen, I wanted to do “social good” in the world. Imbibing the neatly packaged Silicon Valley ethos of our time, I convinced myself that if I learned to code, I could…
Earlier this month, the Faculty Senate’s Committee on Research approved a pilot Global Engagement Review Program (GERP), which will specifically review the University’s moratorium on Chinese telecom conglomerate Huawei and ultimately advise University leadership on whether or not to continue the moratorium.
Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Raikes ’80 relayed the Board’s decisions regarding financial aid and tuition for the 2020-21 school year as well as its support for faculty proposals on the first-year experience and future of the major in a Wednesday briefing on the Board’s second meeting of the year.
Blackmon told The Daily that she will spend the next year pursuing personal “writing, speaking and business opportunities outside of Stanford."
University leadership addressed some of the most pressing issues on campus at Thursday’s Faculty Senate, including the University’s decision to reject Chanel Miller’s choice of quote for the plaque at the site of her 2015 sexual assault — a decision which Drell has defended amid student petitions and a unanimous Faculty Senate vote in support of Miller's quote.
The Senate’s decision followed impassioned speeches in support of the resolution by ASSU President Erica Scott ’20 and comparative literature professor David Palumbo-Liu, as well as a measured defense of the University’s decision from Provost Persis Drell.
While he stands by his Instagram statement, Abrahm DeVine '19 also told The Daily that his expulsion came after he drank at a Team USA swim meet instead of showing up to support his teammates who were competing, a violation of the National Team’s Honor Code.
Three Hoover affiliates spoke of the threat posed by Russia, China, and Iran on US interests and liberal values in front of a packed Traitel Auditorium. They emphasized the need for a sense of national unity as essential for an effective US foreign policy.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was recently invited to speak at an AI conference sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. A group of Google employees and tech activists are now opposing this invitation, citing Schmidt’s questionable ethical conduct and HAI’s close connections with big tech.
Stanford placed a moratorium on new research support from Huawei in December 2018 amid rising U.S. pressure on the telecoms company because of its potential threat to national security. The Faculty Senate was not asked to discuss or vote on the moratorium before the policy was quietly implemented.
Tucked away behind the bustling intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Cowper Street is Palo Alto’s newest tutoring center, Best in Class, which celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday.
The authors of a November 2018 report by the Hoover Institution that called for “constructive vigilance” against Chinese influence on U.S. institutions faced an oftentimes critical, predominantly Chinese audience in a panel discussion on their findings.
Despite its new STEM designation, the undergraduate degree will remain a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
81 percent of staff believed people of all backgrounds can succeed at Stanford, four percentage points behind the U.S. High Performing Benchmark and down two percentage points from the 2015 survey.
As of late Monday night, the Theta Delta Chi (TDX) fraternity has gathered over 700 signatures on its campus-wide petition, originally released Sunday evening. The petition opposes to the University’s decision to remove the fraternity’s housing, the first in which consecutive failed conduct reviews — under the “Standards of Excellence” (SOE) evaluation system — directly resulted in the loss of fraternity housing.
The Theta Delta Chi (TDX) fraternity will lose its housing at the end of this school year, after the University found for the fourth year in a row that the group “needs improvements” to meet Stanford’s “Standards of Excellence” (SOE) governing reviews of Greek organizations. The fraternity plans to appeal the decision, and will receive a final outcome from Residential Education (ResEd) by Feb. 1.
Stanford’s third-party consultant for overseas travel has issued additional precautionary recommendations on China-related travel after a Chinese court sentenced a Canadian traveler convicted of drug smuggling to death on Monday.
Around 11 p.m. on Monday, a sprinkler head on the first floor of Faisan broke, setting off fire alarms and causing the floor to flood.