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.

Five catalytic converts stolen from vehicles on campus, alert reports

Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) reported that five catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in a Wednesday AlertSU notification.   The converters, which are used in a car to control tailpipe emissions, were stolen between June 20 and Sept. 27. SUDPS reported that the affected vehicles were two Honda Elements, two Toyota Prii…

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…
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