Due to generous donors, increased property values and positive returns, Stanford University’s endowment has increased by 3.6 percent over the past year. According to results released by the Stanford Management Company (SMC), the final sum for 2015 amounts to $22.2 billion, as of August 31, 2015 when the fiscal year concluded.
Week Ten. Dead Week. Dead Day. Duck syndrome. Twenty units. RBA. Primal scream. All-nighter. P-sets. Coupa. Lathrop 24-hour room. All of these phrases are regularly exchanged among Stanford students, especially as the quarter draws to a close. This vocabulary may seem like a strange dialect to those outside of Stanford, but students and faculty have adopted these expressions, most of which serve to accurately represent stressful situations that go along with the unique environment of Stanford.
Kathleen M. Eisenhardt is a Management Science & Engineering Professor and co-director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She recently published “Simple Rules: How to Survive in a Complex World.” The book examines how clear, simple, specific rules can help manage complex life situations. Bloomberg TV called “Simple Rules” “the nerd book of the summer.”
Mark Jacobsen, a 33 year-old political science Ph.D. candidate and former Air Force C-17 transport pilot, is currently undertaking a project to send relief supplies to victims in Syria using small drones. The effort, called the Syrian Airlift Project, was developed by Jacobsen after a visit to eastern Turkey in March of last year. There,…
Former Stanford Hospital employee Robert Lastinger was arrested yesterday after accusations of molesting sedated patients. Lastinger, 55, was an operating technician at Stanford’s Hospital’s Outpatient Surgery Center in Redwood City. He has been at the facility for five years and has worked in the medical field for over 20 years.
On Wednesday, the Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices recommended making expulsion the expected sanction for students who have violated University policy on sexual assault and removing undergraduates from the panels that will adjudicate those cases.
A Stanford student suffering from an eating disorder went to CAPS at the beginning of fall quarter, seeking treatment. After waiting several weeks, she received confirmation to begin attending weekly therapy sessions. At the start of each appointment, she was weighed in wearing a hospital gown and told to urinate in a cup for tests. After passing these checkpoints, she spent the rest of the appointment talking to a therapist assigned to her through CAPS.
In an event titled “Defining Manhood: What Can Men at Stanford Do?” Stanford President John Hennessy and Vice Provost Harry Elam spoke at the Sigma Nu house on March 10, along with Hoover Fellow Joseph Felter Ph.D. ’05 and associate professor of sociology, Robb Willer.