Former graduate student Xiangyu Ouyang pleaded no contest to four charges of poisoning on Tuesday, Dec. 8 after spiking her labmates’ water with paraformaldehyde last year. She now faces up to one year in Santa Clara County Jail, but attorneys for prosecution and defense said they are looking into alternative sentences, such as treatment options on account of mental health concerns.
On Nov. 18, Stanford astronomer and postdoctoral scholar Kate Follette caught a glimpse of a newborn planet.
Four non-Stanford strangers have entered Manzanita Park residences in the past month, and some students believe that the dorms are particularly vulnerable because of their location on Campus Drive.
On a gray Friday evening, a t-shirt-wearing orchestra stormed White Plaza to perform a free, unticketed rendition of “Viva La Vida.”
They are the Stanford Flashmob Orchestra (SFmO), and they’re here to break the ice that comes with formal orchestras one musical saw at a time. Once a month, this group of mostly classically-trained musicians meets to improvise an arrangement for a popular song. The next day, they storm a public space on campus, fill it with a song or two, and disappear as quickly as they came.
Human trafficking and the refugee crisis may seem far away from life at Stanford, but the International Justice Mission (IJM) and UNICEF Stanford are determined to bring them close to home.
Thursday night at the Education building is usually shrouded deep in the sounds of furious scribbling and whizzing bikes save for a mysterious noise this past Thursday: the Happiness Collective, cracking cucumbers.
This Wednesday, thirty students attended the Presidential Search Committee town hall hosted by the ASSU — filling only one-third of the room. Despite this, students had a lively discussion that ranged from personal attributes they wanted to see in the next President to soul-searching on the university’s future and its place in the world.
The night before the Mixed Company 30th Anniversary concert, Lake Lag was echoing with songs from decades past. Over a hundred alumni of the group gathered at Elliott Program Center for their yearly reunion the night before their large concert. And for many of them, it was like coming home.