After nearly calling it quits three times throughout the TreeHacks, all-sophomore team Recon was awarded "Most Technically Challenging Project" for their search and delivery hacks on consumer drones at the end of the weekend. The award was one of the three hackathon final prizes.
Poet Dana Gioia ’73 MBA ’77, was appointed Poet Laureate of California by Governor Jerry Brown on Dec. 5. During his two-year term, Gioia will serve as an advocate for the education and practice of poetry by giving public readings, educating civic and state leaders and bringing poetry to students less acquainted with the arts through a cultural project.
Ertharin Cousin, the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, came to campus Nov. 20 as part of the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium Series, giving a talk about “Food and nutrition security in an era of conflict and climate change.”
Jason Mayden, a native of Chicago’s South Side and former global design director for Nike’s Jordan Brand, faced 44 East Palo Alto residents the morning of Nov. 14. They ranged from elementary school students to adults, most of whom had never worked with code before -- until that weekend.
Annual Asian American issues conference Listen to the Silence (LTS) saw an increased number of attendees this past Saturday. This event is the largest event of the year hosted by Stanford Asian American Students’ Association (AASA). This year, the theme of LTS was “Towards Healing: Letting Go, Lifting Up,” centralized around “anger as a process of healing,” according to this year’s mission statement.
Among the list of concerts, plays and exhibits lined up on campus, “The Table,” put on by Blind Summit Theater, is a refreshing blend of puppetry, theater, stand-up comedy and improvisation. Meet the protagonist Moses — he is destined to lead the Exodus, and is also a cranky and vulgar old man whose head is…
Triple CCRMAlite reopened our ears to music. It was a reminder that music could be as simple as the static popping of applause, that all we had to do was listen a little harder to the wind swirling in our ears and to the clinking of bottles at the dining table, to be reminded that elements of music are all around us — that music is what we make of it.
Reality is merely an illusion, as Einstein said, but illusion is merely a reality, as Bay Area artists Betsy Kendall and Larry Morace show. Their works are part of a current Stanford Art Spaces (SAS) exhibit open until Oct. 31. Their works are on display in the CIS building, several rooms in Jordan Hall, and the second and third floors of David W. Packard Electrical Engineering.
The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) will be holding its annual fall concert, Transitions, in the courtyard of The Knoll. The concert is spread over two days: tonight, Oct. 1, from 8-10 p.m. and tomorrow, Oct. 2, from 7:30-10 p.m. According to CCRMA Concert Coordinator Eoin Callery DMA ’17, CCRMA will…
Though he is ranked 79 in the world, has won many events since 2007, and has written a book, 1.e4 vs. The French, Caro-Kann and Philidor, Negi is putting his studies at the forefront as a freshman at Stanford.
For band like Paper Void in a place like Stanford, it isn’t far-fetched to refer to the project as “entrepreneurial” or “like a startup.”
The story of Paper Void’s creation began in the summer of 2013 when guitarist Gavin Leeper ‘13 M.S.’14 completed the Jazz Guitar Intensive at the Jazz School at Berkeley.
“Sinful,” “voluptuous” and “sexy” are all words used to describe the food at expensive restaurants while “addicting,” “crack” and “drug” are used to describe the food at cheaper restaurants, according to a paper published by Professor of Linguistics Dan Jurafsky and several other professors from Carnegie Mellon University.
To take a better look at the different special interest fraternities on campus, The Daily sat down with officers from three different fraternities: Alpha Chi Sigma, Alpha Phi Omega and Alpha Delta Phi.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” is about a utopian community whose happiness depends on the suffering of one child. Every year, the community is informed of the child — and every year, while the rest of the community is able to come to terms with the atrocity, some members leave the utopia.
The format for tonight’s show is simple, says Stu Melton ‘15. The co-president of Stanford’s comedy club Stand Up, D — and tonight’s co-host — faces a full Roble theater. The audience is relaxed and ready for laughs.
Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro performed last night in Cubberley Auditorium to a full audience. Her show featured audience interaction towards the second half and was followed by a Q&A session moderated by Dan Klein '91, instructor of improvisation.
The Stanford Arts Institute will host an Art In Your Dorm program for the entire campus in March 2014, allowing students to showcase their artwork and participate in workshops as part of the University’s growing efforts to support the arts.
Sigma Nu and Kappa Kappa Gamma co-hosted the fifth annual Snowchella benefit concert on Feb. 1, raising more than $5,000 to assist HIV/AIDS charity Support for International Change (SIC).
"Her Story: Prints by Elizabeth Murray," is a new exhibition at Cantor Arts Center that attempts to blend art and poetry to mimic storybook form.
Because of the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) coming out in 2015, the University is recommending pre-medical students planning to start medical school in or after Fall 2016 to gear their course selection towards the MCAT’s new focus on biochemistry and the social determinants of health.
Stanford IT Services is currently working on several new online security measures, partially in response to the summer cyber attack, while the current two-step authentication security system draws complaints from students.
College applicants and current students can now connect with one another through Chalky, a new start-up that coordinates mentorships for guidance and support before, during and after college.