Classical literature has numerous inherent values and should still be extensively read by today’s readers. Still, despite my love for Dante, I would argue that it also essential to read classical literature with a critical eye, especially as our concepts of human rights and equality have greatly transformed since these works were written. In February,…
Sophie Stuber shares some advice and anecdotes from friends about things they wish they knew when they were starting out at Stanford.
Sophie Stuber discusses how social media fuels a culture of excess and risk taking in sports and outdoor activities.
Between the years 2008 and 2015, approximately 22.5 million people have been forced to relocate — temporarily or permanently — due to climate and other “weather-related” disasters. There are estimates that by 2050, the number of persons displaced due to climate may eclipse the number of “traditional” refugees as defined by the 1951 Refugee Convention and…
Sophie Stuber discusses how dissociating our food from its environmental consequences lets us ignore them.
There is a difference between passing through a place, passively appreciating it, and actually spending time somewhere and learning the stories of that place.
Sophie Stuber discusses how and why we should view the contemporary world through the lens of Dante's Inferno.
Sophie Stuber argues that the best way to prevent gun violence is legislative action, and that we need it now, as much as we have for the past two decades.
Last Thursday was beautiful. As I walked across the quad in the unusually warm weather for February, I felt sick. I was listening to the NPR “Up First” podcast. This segment detailed the recent discovery of the sites of mass graves in Myanmar. Evidence for these graves came from over three dozen witness accounts, as…
Stanford has recently initiated several search committees to fill high-profile positions such as the Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) and Vice Provost and Dean of Research at Stanford.
Researchers studying breast cancer have long wondered why certain tumor cells spread dangerously while others do not grow. An unlikely field of study for cancer research, mechanical engineering, may have found an answer.
Administrators will speak at a town hall Thursday in response to continued concerns about the negative implications of the GOP’s tax bill -- now passed by both houses of Congress -- for Stanford and its students.
In a panel held last week by the Stanford Law Students against Gendered Violence (SLS GiVe), administrators at Stanford discussed the effects of the Department of Education’s new Title IX Interim Guidelines, both for Stanford’s policies and the nation at large.
Graduate students and University administrators are fighting against the proposed Republican tax bill, which could have several serious negative impacts on the Stanford community.
New data on undergraduate alcohol consumption suggests that freshman drinking rates have dropped a year after the controversial restriction on hard alcohol was first introduced.
The Daily sat down with three Stanford YouTubers to discuss their video channels.
Junot Díaz’s address on Wednesday focused on problems with university institutions, the marginalization of certain communities and the current national political climate.
Approximately 50,000 years ago--between the Middle and Upper Paleolithic eras--humanity underwent an early technological revolution. Art, tools and various cultural relics developed at a rapid rate. Scholars and scientists have long debated what caused this transformation. Recently, several Stanford researchers proposed in Royal Society Interface, a journal of physical and life science, that the increase and diffusion of migration may have been key factors.
Solnit is the author of 20 books on topics ranging from the environment to politics to feminism. This quarter, she is serving as the Stein Visiting Writer with the Creative Writing department.
A new report by the Association of American Universities' detailing members school's efforts to combat sexual violence comes as Stanford continues to adopt new programs related to sexual assault, including two just added this quarter.
Over the past nine months, 15 Stanford buildings have added new solar photovoltaic panels. Thanks to the new solar panels on these buildings, Stanford’s electric distribution system will receive about 4.5 added megawatts of power.
Stanford students, faculty and staff received an email Monday afternoon from the newly announced Provost search committee soliciting input on the search from the Stanford community. All tenured members of Stanford faculty are qualified for consideration for the position of the next Provost.
On Wednesday, Stanford Women in Business (SWIB) hosted Tyra Banks as part of their Spring Executive Leadership Series. Banks has been a long-term advocate for expanding traditional conceptions of beauty and promoting entrepreneurship for women, and touched upon these themes during the event.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) tapped six Stanford faculty members to join the 2016 class.