Michael Espinosa
Michael Espinosa '21 is majoring in international relations. He's the head of The Daily's social media team, and editor for the University beat and also occasionally writes about other topics for sports, arts, and The Grind. He's the biggest Taylor Swift fan at Stanford and the proudest New Yorker you will ever meet. Contact him at mesp2021 'at' stanford.edu.

Police Blotter: Theft, bike theft, indecent exposure

This report covers a selection of incidents from Sept. 6 to Sept. 15 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) bulletin.  Sunday, Sept. 6 Between 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 7 a.m., a bike was stolen from Building 59 of Escondido Village. Between 9 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 8:30…

Firefighters respond to fire in Beckman Center basement

The Palo Alto Fire Department responded to an electrical fire in the basement of the Beckman Center, which was believed to be associated with a power outage on Monday. According to an emergency alert posted at 12:30 p.m., the outage began late Monday morning and affected the Graduate School of Business, Schwab Residential Center, Paul…

Faculty Senate approves optional credit/no credit grading system for entirety of academic year

“During the next academic year ... no course would be taught only with a letter grade basis,” said Graduate School of Education professor Adam Banks, co-chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy (C-USP), who supported the measure before it was approved by the Faculty Senate at its meeting on Thursday. According to Banks, classes that are already graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis are not affected by this policy.

Espinosa: How the MLB’s expanded playoff fell short

Baseball, the first of major American sports to return to play, is finally underway. The new season — which kicked off Thursday — is shorter, starts later and tests a variety of new rules to keep players healthy and make the game more entertaining.  If you follow baseball, you’re probably already familiar with what these…

Faculty Senate expands PI eligibility for staff at SLAC and medical school, in trial

The Faculty Senate approved a trial policy that would grant principal investigator (PI) eligibility to additional staff of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and clinical educators (CE) in the School of Medicine. Currently only members of the Academic Council, which includes all tenure-line faculty, are eligible to be PIs with some rare exceptions outlined in Stanford’s…

Next academic year could start in winter, provost says

University leadership convened Thursday for the first Faculty Senate meeting of spring quarter, fielding questions about pay for subcontracted workers, describing the University’s slumping finances and discussing possible plans for fall quarter — including starting the next academic year in the winter.

Symone Morales announced as FLI Office director

In a Tuesday email to the first-generation and/or low-income (FLI) community, Assistant Vice Provost of Student Affairs Jan Barker-Alexander announced that Symone Morales will be the next director of the FLI Office. Morales is currently a coordinator of first-generation campus-wide initiatives at UCLA, where she “designed and directed initiatives including course creation, alumni relations, and…
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