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Grace Chao
Grace Chao is a co-term in English and a staff writer for academics and research at Stanford. A native of Cupertino, California, she has contributed to The Daily since her junior year and enjoys writing creative nonfiction on the side. Find her tackling NYT crossword puzzles, eating bread or trying to win fish and chips at the latest trivia night in town. To contact Grace, email her at gracewc 'at'

What is Design Thinking?

What did “design thinking” truly entail, and why had I heard it praised by students, educators, and administrators alike? After more than four years at Stanford, I had decided to finally find out.

Students discuss hopes for inaugural Stanford in NYC program

Stanford in New York, which launches in the fall of 2015, will give 20 juniors and seniors the opportunity to take classes and complete internships in urban studies, architecture, design, and the arts in New York City. The Stanford Daily talked with four students participating in the program’s inaugural quarter about their upcoming plans for an education on the East Coast.

Mayer’s telecommuting ban may harm Yahoo

A recent decision by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer ’97 M.S. ’99 to implement a ban on telecommuting—precluding employees from working from home—may have detrimental effects on both worker productivity and morale, according to faculty experts. “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working…
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