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.