Following a report commissioned earlier this year, the ASSU assembled a working group to review use of student union spaces. The group has since launched several initiatives to repurpose spaces in Old Union and surrounding buildings and has encouraged further use of union spaces.
Now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is focusing his campaign on the November general election, Stanford’s Students for Romney, a chapter of the national campaign organization Students for Mitt, is launching its on-campus organization.
Michael Tubbs ‘12, currently running to serve as a council member in his hometown of Stockton, Calif., after graduation, received a significant boost to his campaign when he became the third political candidate ever to receive a donation from renowned talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
Stanford researchers have developed a way to use DNA as rewritable digital data storage. Keeping data in cells could have widespread applications in future studies, according to the team, which was led by post-doctoral researcher Jerome Bonnet and Drew Endy, an assistant professor of bioengineering.
The rising Bing Concert Hall, a project seeking to build a “world class performing arts center” according to signage near the site, has made significant progress this spring and is beginning to resemble its finished form. Located across Palm Drive from Cantor Arts Center, the concert hall is set to open in Fall 2012 with its first performances scheduled for January 2013.
Stanford administrators announced a new sustainability plan at Monday evening event focused mostly on the University’s past successes in sustainability. Titled “Sustainability 3.0,” the plan will guide Stanford’s sustainability efforts over the next five to 10 years.
After six months of demolition, the site of the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Center is starting to look like the park it is set to become. According to University officials, the park will open later this month.
Stanford undergraduates fall just below national averages in alcohol consumption, according to a survey conducted by the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). The survey indicated, however, that Stanford is above average in having alcohol as the center of campus social life, in hard liquor use and in pre-gaming before events.