Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, spoke about the benefits and dangers of Google on Monday — a topic especially close to home, given that the Internet giant’s founders are Stanford computer science alums.
The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) responded to a one-alarm call at Kappa Sigma at about four p.m. Thursday after a plasma TV box full of combustible packing material caught fire on a balcony
The model shop at Stanford’s Product Realization Lab (PRL) is expected to be operational May 18 following last month’s fire, according to PRL co-director Craig Milroy. The Apr. 23 blaze caused the Stanford Fire Marshal to briefly close the model shop, and led to machinery damage and an almost month-long repair process before classes can resume work there.
On Saturday evening, five fire trucks from the Stanford and Palo Alto fire departments responded to a blaze at the model shop, which is part of the University’s Product Realization Lab (PRL).
Faculty unveiled the Revs Program at Stanford Thursday in a daylong symposium examining the culture of the automobile.
Social dues collected by Row houses can’t be spent on alcohol anymore, according to a Residential Education (ResEd) policy that goes into effect spring quarter. The change comes as ResEd increases its oversight of Row finances and revises some unpopular policies put in place fall quarter.
Student loan defaults at Stanford remain low, but a regulatory change prompted by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act requires universities to measure their default rates over three years instead of two, which could reveal more students missing payments.
The fight between Stanford and biotechnology firm Roche Holdings AG is heating up as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the patent dispute. The lawsuit could upset current interpretations of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which defines the ownership of patents that arise from research at federally funded institutions.