As a student journalist, I have found that it can be extremely gratifying to receive individual feedback from readers. There is one email I received during my freshman year which stands out clearly in my mind. To me, it signifies the time at which I began seriously considering journalism in the context of public service.
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"Building 4" is in the works... Stanford's plans to commemorate 9/11... Looking out for small meteoroids... Stanford news from around the Web for September 6, 2011.
Extracting natural gas from shale... Women's soccer beats Georgetown... Peninsula lawmakers make new high-speed rail proposal... Stanford news from around the Web for August 30, 2011
Tour of new campus buildings... Facebook plans Menlo Park expansion... The East Coast quake... Professor Fearon on the conflict in Libya... Stanford news from around the Web for August 23, 2011.
Three Stanford CS classes to be offered free online... SLAC welcomes new associate lab director.... Tara VanDerveer's Hall of Fame speech online.... Palo Alto launches solar power initiative with local businesses... Stanford news from around the Web for August 16, 2011
Researchers make a protein that could halt cancer... Stanford's Nicholas Bloom on what causes recession.... VanDerveer to join Basketball Hall of Fame... Stanford news from around the Web for August 9, 2011
Stanford biology redesigns its core... KZSU to cover Outside Lands.... New University employee medical plan to start 2012... Prof. Shoven on the debt crisis... Stanford news from around the Web for August 2, 2011.
Study reveals decrease in American securities filings ... New 235-ton installation at Cantor... East Palo Alto sees its fourth homicide in two weeks.... Prof. Gary Segura on Obama and Latino voters.... Stanford news from around the Web for July 26, 2011.
Research on voters and identity could increase turnout… Stanford Hospital & Clinics ranks high on US News charts… Palo Alto considers new car-dwelling policy… A word for the day… Stanford news from around the Web for July 19, 2011.
Stanford hospital expansion project gets final approval... Stanford engineers bring science one step closer to replicating the human brain -- electronically... Palo Alto denies Foothill College the purchase of eight acres of land for new education school... A human biology professor is featured on a Faculty Senate iTunes series... Stanford news from around the Web for July 12, 2011.
The Cardinal wins the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for its 17th consecutive year... 2011 Knight Fellows unveil projects for journalism's future... President of Mexico Felipe Calderon and his role in the 2012 race for the Mexican presidency... English professor Michele Elam on mixed-race stereotypes today... Stanford news from around the Web for July 5, 2011.
Stanford Hospital delayed by day care safety concern... PG&E to complete utility work and testing on campus... Study sheds light on Stanford's endowment... University Director of Admissions on student competition... Stanford news from around the Web for June 28, 2011.
Supreme Court's order on San Quentin State Prison leaves unclear future for non-profit state prison programs... University of Alberta medical dean resigns after plagiarizing speech delivered at Stanford last year... Updated Commencement coverage... Can water molecules be split by the sun? Stanford researchers may have an answer... Stanford's swim program earns medals in Santa Clara in weekend competition... Stanford news from around the Web for Monday, June 20, 2011
Art donation | Stanford University announced on Tuesday that it will receive a major donation of postwar art from Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and their daughter, Mary Patricia Pence. Many expected the collection, estimated at $100 million in value, to be donated to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Stanford plans…
For Stanford's Class of 2011, last week culminated in the Wacky Walk and a Commencement address delivered yesterday by Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, in honor of the University's 120th Commencement. For The Stanford Daily staff, last week saw the 74th issue and last print edition of Volume 239 with The Daily's Commencement Issue. The 26-page issue came out on newsstands last Friday and highlights some of our best coverage over the past year, including Stanford's victory at the Orange Bowl in January, the Farm's reactions to the death of Osama Bin Laden, a features profile exploring what the U.S. Senate's blockage of the DREAM Act means for college-aged immigrants, the Faculty Senate's vote to invite ROTC to return to campus and a series of former Managing Editor of Graphics Anastasia Yee's Intermission covers. The issue also features nine reflections written by graduating seniors who have served as editors at The Daily. As these seniors shift gears to pursue great things this summer, The Daily hopes to as well.
Embrace, a Stanford-grown San Francisco social enterprise, has developed a baby warmer designed to keep newborns warm during the first few days of life.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) considered three requests for funding, discussed budget concerns regarding the funding of Voluntary Student Organizations (VSOs) and announced updates on current student programming at Wednesday night’s meeting.
When Shakir handed Almojel the microphone at the front of the room, Almojel was speechless for a few moments, moved to tears. “The beautiful thing about this community,” Almojel finally said, “is that I feel I know everyone here—this is our family.”
Small explosions are fairly routine while racing a solar car for a month straight, said Hall, who was one of nearly a dozen Stanford students to spend this summer competing in the North American Solar Challenge.
Soon, robots may be able to feel -- not emotion, but touch-related sensory information they capture through an “e-Skin” Stanford researchers have developed using an electronic sensor that rivals the sensitivity of human skin.
Janice Ross M.A. ’75 Ph.D. ‘98, a veteran of the Haas Center for Public Service, spoke on Wednesday evening as part of the Miriam and Peter E. Haas Centennial Professorship Lecture Series on Public service.
The groundbreaking date has been set for the University’s new Bing Concert Hall, a building that has been in the planning stage for more than a decade and represents part of a larger effort at Stanford to revive the arts, an area sometimes overshadowed by the University’s more technical and scientific focus.