Jeremy Quach
Jeremy Quach is a sophomore Desk Editor for the Student Groups beat and is from Kansas City, Kansas. He can often be found smiling, stuffing his face full of french fries, and mumbling Beatles lyrics to himself. He can be contacted at jquach ‘at’

A look back at the history of the ASSU

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…

New course aims to give students real-world research experience

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.

MOOCs less successful than original hopes, researchers say

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.

Professor proposes blind analysis method to reduce bias in studies

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.

Researchers modify hepatitus B virus for targeted drug delivery

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.

Career Development Center renamed BEAM

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.

GSB evacuated after reported bomb threat

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.

Throwback Thursday: Stanford cornerstone laid on this date in 1887

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…

History of hateful graffiti at Stanford

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.

Photos: Stanford Stands Against Anti-Semitism

  “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…

Students asked to plug in dorm phones, some hesitant

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.

Conference on forced migration discusses refugee issues

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.

Stanford’s rich history of divestment movements

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.
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