Actor and producer Harrison Ford spoke about his environmental conservation work in conversation with M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International (CI), during a surprise visit Wednesday to MS&E 472: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar.
The New York Times published an article today which argues that the University has now “changed its procedure in a way that victims rights advocates say favors the accused.”
In a petition addressed to University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost John Etchemendy students asked for Stanford to create a sanctuary campus to protect affiliates from deportation.
Alumnae Elise Racine ’15 and Mia Davis ’14 recently launched an app for sex-ed, called tabú, that aims to "empower millennials to take control of their sexual health."
Stanford Health Care is currently facing two lawsuits related to the molestation of patients under anesthesia: one filed by the mother of a victim, and another by an employee alleging he was terminated for reporting these crimes.
Nurses from Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will no longer go on strike, after settling on a deal that— among other concessions— will make them the highest-paid nurses in the Bay Area.
After an unsuccessful extended mediation session between the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) and the Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, CRONA is preparing to call a nurses strike.
Nurses from Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are set to go on strike if the hospitals’ management and the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) do not agree on a new contract.
The Stanford Board of Trustees will vote to divest from oil and natural gas by the end of the academic year, student activist group Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) predicted.
Stanford and over 80 other universities have come together as the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success to create an alternative college application to The Common Application.
STANFORD—A joint arts program between the Boys & Girls Club of East Menlo Park and the Cantor Arts Center culminated in a final presentation and gallery tour last Friday.
A preliminary hearing for Brock Turner, who was accused of rape last winter, began on Monday at the Palo Alto Courthouse. The victim and another witness who was present the evening of the alleged rape testified in court, as well as one of the Stanford graduate students who intervened during the attack.
Two Stanford professors filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen following the company’s admission of its use of deceptive software to cheat emissions tests.
Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent of NBC News, will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2015. Engel graduated from Stanford in 1996 with a B.A. in International Relations. He began his career as a foreign correspondent in Egypt and began working for NBC in 2008.
An Istanbul program based on the curriculum of Stanford’s introductory programming methodology class, CS106A, will run for a second summer in a row to teach Turkish high school students how to code. The program is directed by Asena Gencel MA ‘96, who works in software development, and her husband Nick McKeown, who has taught computer science…
Kinsey Morrison ’18 was the youngest speaker at a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court on April 28, preceding a hearing of oral arguments over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. The Family Equality Council (FEC)—which links and provides support for LGBTQ parents and their children around the country—asked Morrison to deliver a…
Sheri Sheppard, a distinguished professor of mechanical engineering with a background in the auto industry, was honored with the 2014 U.S. Professor of the Year award this past fall. The Stanford Daily caught up with Sheppard in the wake of her award to discuss her unique teaching style and how the mechanical engineering (ME) department…
2015 marks the inaugural year of Stanford’s Leadership Initiative with Warner Music Group (WMG). Six to eight students from the Class of 2016 will be selected via application this winter to participate in the 14-month long program that seeks to expose students to the popular music industry. Applications are due by Jan. 30.
This February’s annual Stanford Dance Marathon (DM) announced that they are raising money for Partners in Health (PIH) in Rwanda. This year DM has also restructured its core team.
In the past six months, three Stanford freshmen have independently created apps and websites that track parties on campus. Party Brah, Turnapp and Turnt were all introduced to the Stanford student body between mid-October and mid-November through the Stanford Class of 2018 Facebook page. Since then, the Party Brah website has been visited over 30,000 times, and Turnt has over 2,000 downloads from the App Store.
The Stanford Creative Writing Program named National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates and U.S. Poet Laureate Louise Glück as the 2015 Mohr and Stein Visiting Writers.
Last week, the Department of Defense released a report titled “2014 Climate Change: Adaptation Roadmap,” in which Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta identified resource conflicts as a key area of nations’ foreign policy in coming years. The Stanford Daily sat down with Charles Kolstad, professor of economics and international expert in environmental economics, to talk about the possibility of increased conflict as climate change intensifies.
In their continued effort to foster a safe campus culture around drinking, the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) changed their online pre-matriculation program from AlcoholEdu to Think About It for the Class of 2018.