As we approach the 2016 Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections, students will have the opportunity to vote on a student body Executive, a Senate, class presidents, special fees for student groups and referenda to express the student body’s opinion. Over the course of the ASSU’s 100-year history, each of the ASSU’s branches has…
With the increased prevalence of commercial drones, researchers at Stanford University are working with NASA to develop a drone traffic-management system in which drones will have a greater awareness of their surroundings and will communicate with other drones in order to avoid collisions.
A new pilot program aims to take students out of the classroom and into the fields. After taking ECON 121: Social Science Field Research Methods and Applications in the Spring, student spent three weeks in Puebla, Mexico to conduct field research on whether providing information on a household's’ electricity bill and simple methods to reduce energy consumption would lead to a decreased energy bill for a house.
Stanford researchers have concluded that MOOCs (massive open online courses) haven’t quite been the revolutionary change in education for which they had hoped. Completion rates are low, and classes can be too difficult. In addition, instead of providing students in developing countries a path to education, the majority of online students are men from industrialized countries.
A fire was reported in the southeast section of Maples Pavilion on Campus Drive at approximately 2:15 p.m on Monday through Stanford's AlertSU system. The fire has been reportedly put out, and no flames or smoke are visible outside the building. Fire units have departed the scene.
Stanford Law Professor Robert MacCoun is endorsing a new scientific approach to minimize bias in studies: blind analysis, where scientists don’t know the results of their research until they’ve completed the study. This ensures researches will make decisions without knowing whether or not they will help or thwart a hypothesis, reducing confirmation bias.
Stanford Health Care announced that its CEO and president, Amir Dan Rubin, will be leaving the organization at the end of the year to join UnitedHealth Group’s Optum health service platform as executive vice president.
Stanford researchers have redesigned the hepatitis B virus so that it is invisible to the immune system and can target certain cells without delivering an infectious payload. This report was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering James Swartz, who led the report, hopes his findings will advance targeted drug delivery.
On Sept. 4, Stanford’s Career Development Center (CDC) announced a new identify for its career education services: Bridging Education, Ambition, and Meaningful Work (BEAM). Like the CDC, BEAM will focus on helping students find connections, build a personalized network and find meaningful work. The service also aims to be more accessible to students.
Garth Saloner ’81 M.S. ’82 Ph.D. ’82, dean of the Graduate School of Business (GSB) since 2009, announced on Monday that he will be resigning from his position at the end of the 2016 academic year.
A bomb threat has been reported at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business building, and evacuation is currently in progress as a precaution and is expected to last an hour to 90 minutes, according to an email from University spokesperson Lisa Lapin.
May 14 is one of the most important dates in Stanford’s history. Today is the 147th birthday of Leland Stanford Jr., for whom this university was named. Three years after Leland Stanford Jr.’s passing — he died of typhoid when he was 15 in 1884 — the cornerstone of the university was laid by Senator and…
For Mother’s Day, various organizations on campus are helping students show their appreciation to mothers by selling cards or by giving students opportunities to make their own.
This Daily article (initially published on Oct. 20, 2004) details how "thefacebook" began to take hold in college campuses.
Local wildlife, particularly skunks, has been pestering students in the Manzanita Park area, and Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) reminds students that wildlife on campus is best left alone.
The recent anti-Semitic vandalism of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s (SAE) fraternity house has left some students shocked at such displays of hate. This, however, is not the first instance of hateful graffiti on campus.
“Everyone here tonight is showing that hate and prejudice do not belong on this campus,” J Street U co-president Julia Daniel ’17 told the crowd. “I hope we can follow this gathering with communication, education and with action to make this school a better place for all of its students.” Students gathered at Hillel…
A recent initiative by Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) asks students in plug in their dorm phones in case of an emergency. The initiative aims to ensure communication if cell service were to fail in an emergency such as earthquake. The University would be able to contact students via their dorm phones, and students will also be able to notify family of their condition.
It was announced earlier this week that the infamous Oak Creek apartments will not be included in this the coming school year’s housing draw. Back in 1970, when the Oak Creek Apartments were first built, one Daily writer scorned the University for expecting University employees to pay the lavish rent to live there. By Lee Herzenberg…
Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) hosted a conference on forced migration last Saturday, inviting top scholars and experts in the field to speak of the troubles facing refugees today, such as violations of inherent refugee rights, the inhuman conditions of refugee camps, and the lack of assistance from developed countries.
The undergraduate dorm Lantana will begin hosting pre-assigned students next year with a theme focusing on the principles practiced by the d.school.
Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown issued a histortic mandate to reduce water usage by 25 percent. While the current drought is said to be the worst in California history, in 1976 Stanford suffered a similarly devastating drought that left Lake Lagunita without water. This article was originally published in The Daily on Feb. 19,…
Service to School, a nonprofit organization made up of veterans — some of them current Stanford students — has released a free guidebook to help undergraduate veterans find the right college.
Stanford Out Of Occupied Palestine (SOOP) is not the first divestment movement to take Stanford’s campus by storm. Calls for divestment from partners of the Sudanese government, coal companies, and a historical movement to divest from South Africa marks Stanford’s history with attempts at divestment.