On Monday night, Oprah Winfrey spoke to an audience at Memorial Church packed with students, faculty members, staff and other campus guests about her thoughts on a meaningful life. “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” is put on annually by the Rathbun Fund in partnership with the Office for Religious Life.
According to John Nguyen ’15, the editor-in-chief of the Stanford Quad Yearbook, an independent student-run group which normally releases a four-class yearbook every year, the Quad will not produce a yearbook this year. “I was the editor-in-chief last year [as well], and staff retention was not great, and I wasn’t really able to recruit anyone…
A Stanford master student raised more than $700,000 after launching his product on Kickstarter. The product, called Sesame, is the world’s first instant smart lock and was introduced in late February.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching its first UK-based teaching program in London. According to the GSB, the Stanford Ignite program is a 10-week course aimed at innovative individuals with an interest in science and technology. It is also offered in Bangalore, India, Beijing, New York City, Santiago, Chile, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Stanford has asked the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to amend the University’s General Use Permit (GUP) and Community Plan from 2000 to provide more flexibility in planning future campus housing construction, according to the Stanford Report.
Spring ASSU elections, typically held at the end of week two, will not be held until the end of week three because of a lack of candidates for the Graduate Student Council (GSC). “The ASSU Constitution requires that elections be held during spring quarter and during week two, week three or week four,” said Saj…
The Stanford University Board of Trustees recently elected two new members: Angela S. Filo, founder of the Yellow Chair Foundation, and Bret E. Comolli, executive chairman of Asurion Corp., a mobile technology services company. They will begin their five-year terms on April 1. The Board now has 36 members.
Robert F. Wallace, CEO and chief investment officer of Alta Advisers, a London-based private investment firm, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Stanford Management Company (SMC), according to the Stanford Report.
According to the Stanford Report, Oprah Winfrey, a global media leader, producer, philanthropist and actress, will deliver “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” at 7 p.m. on April 20 in Stanford Memorial Church.
According to the Stanford Report, Thomas Gilligan, dean of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, will be the next director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
As a result of recent national events, including the shooting of Michael Brown, the increase in police brutality and the continued occupation of Palestine, more and more Stanford students find themselves surrounded by different ways of getting involved in voicing their opinions about national and campus events. While students are engaged with these topics in myriad ways, including showing up at protests, posting on Facebook or attending a talk or panel about a current event, these types of events have come together to create a more active campus.
According to Insights, a publication from the Graduate School of Business (GSB), Jens Hainmueller, a political science professor at Stanford, believes that anti-immigrant sentiment does not come from natives’ concerns about their loss of jobs, but rather from fears that the immigrants will change the country’s identity and fail to contribute to it.
On June 15 this year, Xavier Leyva-Quintana ’14 passed away in his room in Xanadu. A senior at the time, Leyva-Quintana was known for his “goofy” smile, love of football and passion for bringing people together. “He always tried to get people together and he was never too busy to hang out,” said Nick Breitweiser ’14, a friend of Leyva-Quintana. “He helped me to connect with other people and be more social.”
On June 29 this year, Stanford co-terminal student Bryant Tan passed away after a mountaineering accident in Triglav National Park in Slovenia while hiking alone. Friends remember Tan as a quiet, hard-working “British kid” who strived for perfection in all that he did. “If he saw something wrong, he would do something about it,” said friend Max Praglin ’14, M.S. ’15. “He was a really clever guy.”
For co-director Jonathan Leung ’17, what most attracted him to Alliance Streetdance when he first joined as a freshman was the camaraderie of the group. “They were like a family of sorts,” he said in reference to watching them in performances and at their auditions. “I really liked Alliance’s style…People sold it well, it really seemed like they had a good time dancing.”
The Stanford Sitcom Project released the first episode of “The Slump,” its first full-length series, last Thursday.
Common Origins (CO), a hip-hop dance group on campus, encourages an open and welcoming environment for new and inexperienced dancers by not requiring an audition before becoming a member.
K-Pop/Asian pop dance team XTRM performs at Party on the Edge on Thursday night.
Jason Willick '15 created the Stanford Political Journal last spring after noticing an absence of a forum for political discussion on campus. The Daily sat down with him for an interview about his decision to start this new group.
Another Look, a book club founded by the English Department to discuss books deemed to have not yet received their time in the spotlight, took on Philip Roth’s ‘The Ghost Writer’ on Tuesday night.
Stanford University celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
From serving as a consultant to law enforcement to collaborating with Firefox on a cookie-blocking feature, Jonathan Mayer J.D. '12 Ph.D. '16 has made a name for himself in recent years with regards to technology policy and online privacy issues.
Steven Weitzman is a professor of Jewish Culture and Religion in the Department of Religious Studies and the director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. Weitzman came to Stanford from Indiana University five years ago and currently serves as the resident fellow in Roble Hall, accompanied by his wife…