Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford’s Fairleight S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, emeritus, died at the age of 87 on Aug. 24. He was best known for his work on the economic history of technology, and his ideas explored both the source of technological advancement, as well as the role of uncertainty in innovation.
On Aug. 24, Stanford alumnus William Frye M.S. ’69 died due to prostate cancer. Born on Dec. 29, 1931 in Big Falls, Minnesota, Frye passed away at the age of 83.
Campus Drive has been closed from Mayfield Avenue to Junipero Serra Boulevard due to a gas leak at 1047 Campus Drive. The leak was first reported at 3:55 p.m., and both the Kappa Sigma and SAE houses were also evacuated at the time.
A graduate student at Stanford’s School of Medicine has been charged with four felony counts of “poisoning any food, drink or medicine” for putting paraformaldehyde (PFA) in labmates’ water bottles. According to a case summary provided to The Daily, the suspect “willingly mingle[d] a harmful substance, paraformaldehyde with a drink, water.” The suspect has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Justin and Terese Grimmer will be stepping down as the resident fellows (RFs) of Cedro next Tuesday, March 3. The couple notified residents of their coming departure on Wednesday evening. This was their first year as RFs.
On Saturday, three Cedro resident assistants (RAs) were fired after allegedly drinking or smoking weed with their freshmen residents during their ski trip.
Joe Lonsdale ’04 has been accused of sexual assault and several other charges filed by plaintiff Elise Clougherty ’13. Clougherty was an undergraduate when she first met Lonsdale, and the two began an allegedly abusive relationship in February 2012.
On Monday afternoon, Rabia Chaudry, the family friend and past lawyer who brought the case of Adnan Syed to “Serial” host Sarah Koenig, came to Stanford Law School to give her first public talk about her experience with the podcast. Umbreen Bhatti, a lawyer and 2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, facilitated the discussion, “Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About: What Serial Can Teach Us About Advocacy.”