Prompted by Kumar’s denial of tenure on March 30, “What is Intellectual History?” questioned Stanford’s commitment to global intellectual history.
On Feb. 29, OpenXChange will launch a month-long, five-part discussion series about diversity in feminism titled “What’s My Feminism?”-- the latest installment of in its year-long effort to promote conversations about issues of national and global concern.
Undergraduates will choose from a wider variety of housing options this spring, as a student-initiated outdoors-themed house is scheduled to open in Suites next fall.
At the corner of Searsville and Fremont Roads is a dirt pathway bordering acres of cultivated land. Lining the pathway are budding perennials – lavender, manzanita, rosemary – leading up to a covered greenhouse-like structure where farm educator Patrick Archie sits at a table discussing the day’s agenda with fellow farm staff.
Next fall, Stanford will expand its undergraduate residence offerings with a new humanities-themed dorm in Manzanita Park.
Along Pasteur Drive sits a collection of rectangular four-by-ten gardening plots portending the promise of new vegetation. This marks the site of one of two new BeWell Community Gardens—the other located on Lane B—built to replace the Stanford Community Farm.
John F. Powers, president and chief executive officer of the Stanford Management Company (SMC), announced plans to step down in 2015.
Aubrie Lee ’14 found herself stuck on the second floor of Cummings Art Building. She had taken the elevator up to her class and planned to take the elevator back down afterwards--that is, before the elevator broke. She sat in her wheelchair, unsure of who to call. She tried the Diversity and Access Office, who rerouted her to a different number.
Josh Petersen Major: Philosophy and either Science, Technology and Society or Math Describe your style: Fairly preppy, but [it] definitely takes a lot of the southwestern and Austin feeling to it – muted tones, different textures and a good pair of shoes. Hobbies: Classical piano, acting and generally loafing about. Secret talent: Tap dancing Favorite…
Over the last decade, the University has seen a soaring interest in what is often referred to as the “Digital Humanities,” a term that has become more and more a part of the University’s lexicon.
On Sept. 30, the University’s written sexual assault policy, as outlined in the Annual Safety, Security & Fire Report, included new language aimed at establishing a clear parallel between University policy and California’s SB 967.
One mishap had led to the next—first, a delayed Caltrain, then, an inexperienced Lyft driver—but we were here. Irene and I raced up the stairs, bypassed the refreshments stand and thrust open the doors to the sanctuary—and there stood Damien Rice, crooning “Greatest Bastard” under the sweeping frescoes of San Francisco’s Congregation Sherith Israel.
In 2008, a mysterious donor offered Matthew Leininger, who was the registrar of the Oklahoma City Museum, a collection of obscure yet valuable works, ranging from a sketch by Honoré Daumier to a watercolor by Paul Signac. What initially appeared to be a no-strings-attached donation would become the cornerstone of an investigation into the life…
Next fall, the University will launch Stanford in New York City (SiNYC), an off-campus program in New York City that combines internship experience with coursework in the humanities and social sciences.
Imagine if you could rewatch the last 12 years of your life in just two-and-a-half hours. That’s exactly what 20-year-old Ellar Coltrane did as the star of Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Boyhood.” Coltrane plays Mason Evans, Jr., a young boy living in Texas with his older sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), and single mother, Olivia (Patricia Arquette). What unfolds is a masterfully woven tale of what it means to grow up: Linklater takes us through Mason’s childhood, from the earnest conversations he has with his father about the potential existence of elves, to the difficulties of dealing with a less-than-exemplary stepfather, to first love and beyond. Indeed, “Boyhood” spins the mundane hum of everyday life into a work of art about the human condition.
Rich Hill— an ironically-named town in rural Missouri, where more than 27 percent of the population lives below the poverty line— serves as the backdrop for Tracy Droz Vargos’s latest film, “Rich Hill.”
Director Hiroyuki Okiura presses pause on the grind of time to take us on a journey to the Japanese island of Shio in his latest animated venture, "A Letter to Momo.”What unravels is a interwoven tale of divine intervention, collective responsibility and the reconciliation of past and present.
Director Richard Linklater’s latest project, “Boyhood” — in which Linklater follows the same cast of actors over 12 years — is perhaps the contemporary film that most lives up to the name of its coming-of-age genre. From the director of the “Before Sunrise” trilogy comes a tale with the poignancy of growing up in real time handled with the understated sincerity of its title.
Director and actor Zach Braff made waves in 2004 with his directorial debut and soon-to-be-cult-classic, “Garden State.” Now, Braff is back with his Kickstarter-funded “Wish I Was Here.” The film follows struggling actor Aidan Bloom (Braff) and his efforts to navigate his rocky relationship with his wife Sarah (Kate Hudson); support his children, Grace (Joey King) and Tucker (Pierce Gagnon); care for his cancer-stricken father, Saul (Mandy Patinkin); and come to terms with his own spirituality. We talked with Braff during a roundtable about the subjunctive mood, Kickstarter and the purpose of film.
Start.Home, Stanford Solar Decathlon’s most recent project, recently received county approval to serve as a residence for the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve park ranger and his family.
Palo Alto is a suburban community that neighbors Stanford University, the title of James Franco’s short story series about his hometown and the fictional site of Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto,” a film based on Franco’s stories set to release on May 9.
An atheist philosopher, a Christian theologian and a roomful of Stanford students converged at the Stanford Faculty Club yesterday evening for a discussion about the meaning of a well-lived life.
Director Matt Wolf has made waves recently with “Teenage,” a documentary about the birth and development of youth culture from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The film, which showed at festivals ranging from BFI London to Tribeca, opens today in Berkeley and San Francisco. Wolf spoke with us about generation gaps, activism and the creation of “living collage.”
“Palo Alto,” a film by Gia Coppola, plays like a solemn love note to teenagedom. Based on James Franco’s “Palo Alto: Stories,” the film follows three suburban teenagers: Teddy (Jack Kilmer), April (Emma Roberts) and Fred (Nat Wolff).