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Rebecca Aydin, a writer for the University/Local beat and a senior hailing from NYC, is pursuing a major in English and a minor in Psychology. She has written for the Chicago Tribune and Worldcrunch, a digital news magazine based in Paris. On campus, she is the editor-in-chief of MINT style and culture magazine. This is her fourth year writing for The Stanford Daily. Contact her at raydin ‘at’ stanford.edu.

Stanford hospitals’ nurses to strike

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.

Stanford Hospital nurses may 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.

Q&A with Richard Engel, 124th Commencement Speaker

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.

CS in Istanbul teaching program to run for second summer

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…

Morrison delivers marriage equality speech at Supreme Court

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…

Q&A with Sheri Sheppard, 2014 U.S. Professor of the Year

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…

Stanford launches Leadership Initiative with Warner Music Group

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.

Freshmen launch apps and websites to track Stanford parties

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.

Environmental economist Charles Kolstad reflects on climate change conflict

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.
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