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Jana Persky
Jana Persky is the president and editor in chief of Volume 246 of The Stanford Daily. She previously worked as a sports desk editor, news desk editor and managing editor of staff development at The Daily, and is majoring in Public Policy. Jana is a junior from New Canaan, Connecticut, who doesn't want to tell her mom and dad she likes the West Coast better. To contact her, please email eic@stanforddaily.com.

Richard Engel announced as 2015 Commencement speaker

This morning, the Stanford senior class presidents announced that Richard Engel ‘96 would deliver the 2015 commencement address. “By choosing Richard Engel to deliver the 2015 Commencement address, the President’s Office has chosen an impassioned and tenacious speaker who will be able to deliver a relevant address which we think will inspire members of the Class of 2015 to engage with the…

Stanford in the NFL: Luck leads Colts over Manning

Andrew Luck ’12 outplayed predecessor Peyton Manning Sunday afternoon to earn his first appearance in an AFC championship game. Luck passed for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns to win 24-13 and hand the Broncos their first home loss of the season. After the Colts’ first two series ended with punts, Luck led Indianapolis on two…

Letter from the editor: 122 years of Daily history, now online

The Stanford Daily is proud to announce the official launch of our online archive. Every single print publication ever made by The Daily – dating back to 1892 – has now been digitized to become fully accessible and searchable online at stanforddaily.com/archives. Since its founding, The Daily has provided a view of the Stanford community…

743 early applicants accepted to Stanford’s Class of 2019, 562 deferred

Earlier today, 743 members of the Class of 2019 received their acceptance letters from Stanford through the restrictive early action program. Stanford had 7,297 early applicants this year, the most in university history. An additional 562 applicants were deferred to the regular admission program. The acceptance rate of 10.2 percent was slightly lower than the Class…

Letter from the Editor: This is where it begins

Welcome Class of 2018! Your first few days – or weeks, or months – on campus can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many people to meet, events to attend and things to do, and you may not know where to start. Luckily for you, you’ve picked a great launching point. This website or paper…

NSO program to address sexual assault and relationship violence

This year’s New Student Orientation (NSO) will include a new program addressing sexual assault and relationship violence on campus. The 45-minute segment, which is called “Facing Reality: Cultivating a Community of Respect & Consent,” will be held immediately after NSO tradition “The Real World: Stanford” on Friday, Sept. 19.

McNealy, Wilson represent Cardinal at U.S. Open

As the U.S. Open begins tomorrow morning at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina, the Cardinal will be represented by graduating senior Cameron Wilson and freshman Maverick McNealy. Wilson, the reigning men’s golf NCAA champion, was one of the last five golfers added to the field after earning a spot at the sectional…

Listen to the Silence conference addresses Asian American issues

More than 400 students gathered at Cubberley Auditorium this weekend for the 18th annual Listen to the Silence conference, an event intended to bring together activists to discuss issues affecting the Asian American community. “[Listen to the Silence] mainly came about because Asian Americans as a community felt that we didn’t have a space where we could voice issues and struggles and stuff,” said 2014 conference co-chair James Huynh ‘15. “That’s why it’s called Listen to the Silence—listen to this community that has a history of oppression.”

Axe Committee prepares campus for 116th Big Game

In the week leading up to the annual football rivalry game between Stanford and Cal, campus takes on a spirited atmosphere with red fountains, “Beat Cal” banners decorating the sides of Meyer Library and the train whistle in White Plaza providing an hourly reminder that Big Game is coming. The organization responsible for carrying out…

Phil Knight talks Stanford-Oregon game

The man credited with the renaissance of Oregon football is Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight M.B.A ’62, who has contributed $300 million to the University of Oregon and its athletic programs over the past 20 years and helped the school develop its “University of Nike” image. He even has his own locker in the…

‘Vision 2020’ re-envisions career services model

The director of Career Development Center (CDC) has begun an ambitious plan to rethink the way career counseling is done in higher education. “We are launching into a path of transforming our model from mainly career counseling…to a model that’s about building career connections through career communities,” said Farouk Dey, who assumed control of the…

Support needed for students interested in social impact careers

The ASSU is teaming up with the Haas Center for Public Service and the Career Development Center (CDC) to improve the support for students looking for careers in the fields of public service and social impact. “Most career paths are very well-defined, so if I say lawyer or banker…you know that you have to go…
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