More than 250 students, faculty and community members gathered at teach-ins across campus and a rally in White Plaza for “Breakthrough: Occupy the Future,” part of a series of events organized by faculty and students to foster discussion of the Occupy movement and inequality in America.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Eric Schmitt spoke Monday evening about the U.S. campaign against terrorism, as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. Schmitt discussed his recent book, “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda,” co-authored with his New York Times colleague Thom Shanker.
Approximately 200 Stanford and University of California-Berkeley students gathered on Sat., Nov. 19 at the Arrillaga Alumni Center to march in opposition to police action against Occupy Cal student protesters.
The Stanford and University of California, Berkeley Quiz Bowl teams matched wits Thursday evening against each other and a formidable opponent–the IBM Watson “supercomputer,” capable of answering questions posed in natural language.
The Faculty Senate heard reports on graduate education and undergraduate advising Thursday, as well as some surprising news from University President John Hennessy
e Faculty Senate passed several changes to dissertation requirements proposed by the Committee on Graduate Studies and discussed residential education at its second meeting of the year Thursday.
University President John Hennessy and electrical engineering professor Bernd Girod updated the Faculty Senate on the proposal for a New York City campus at Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting.
“I never thought the city of New York would move faster than an academic institution,” Hennessy said as he began his talk, commenting on the fast pace of the proposal process, which he said may be in part due to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s limited term.
Yosemite National Park has seen an increase in visitor deaths this year, prompting rangers and park visitors to reconsider the risks and safety precautions inherent in a park visit. As of late September, the annual count stood at 18 deaths inside park grounds.