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Study methods vary for students preparing for the LSAT, MCAT, GRE

For undergraduates planning to earn advanced degrees, standardized tests are a crucial aspect of the admissions cycle. Across Stanford’s campus, in between juggling classes and extracurricular activities, students use different methods to prepare for whichever test they are planning to take, with some choosing to attend test preparation courses and others studying independently. Melody Rodríguez…

Panel discusses religious and social implications of AI

The 11th annual Howard M. Garfield Forum featured a panel entitled “Apocalyptic AI: Religion, Artificial Intelligence, and the End of the World (as We Know It),” addressing the social and religious implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Tuesday event, co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Office for Religious Life and the Stanford Humanities Center, sought to define AI’s relationship with humanity.

Study abroad leaves students refreshed

With 10 quarter-length locations to choose from, 50 percent of Stanford undergraduates elect to study abroad through the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP). Students’ reactions to returning to campus varied according to the BOSP programs in which they participated, but many who studied abroad report that they returned to campus refreshed and with new perspectives on Stanford.

Campus perspectives on gun violence

Under current federal laws, high-capacity ammunition magazines and semi-automatic weapons are legal, after the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired in 2004. Other weapons, such as machine guns and other automatic weapons, are, under most circumstances, prohibited. The sale of firearms is also regulated, but unlicensed firearm dealers are exempt from the federally-mandated background checks on potential gun buyers.