Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights activist and the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. He founded numerous organizations including Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Global March Against Child Labour and GoodWeave International. Through these organizations and other efforts, he has rescued over 86,000 children in India from child labor, trafficking and slavery. The Daily sat down with Satyarthi to learn more about the inspiration for his work and his take on future world challenges.
Emma Tsurkov J.S.M. ’15 is a XX-year Ph.D. student in the sociology department whose research interests encompass family, gender, race and ethnicity as well as social equality and stratification. For the past year, she has been working to raise awareness of campus domestic violence affecting the partners or spouses of graduate students who are not Stanford students do not receive the same University benefits and services as a result. Her goal is to formulate and implement a coherent and unified campus policy that makes medical and counseling services more accessible to these individuals. The Daily sat down with Tsurkov to learn more about her initiative and some of the challenges she’s faced along the way.
Stanford was deemed one of the most affordable institutions on the New York Times’ College Access Index this year, coming in 15th out of 171 qualifying institutions that submitted data.
Susie Brubaker-Cole, the new vice provost for student affairs (VPSA), returned to Stanford this fall after a nine-year career as the VPSA at Oregon State University.
A new study published by Stanford psychologists on May 22 has shown that children as young as four years old can, under certain conditions, identify when they are presented with misleading information that is technically true but omits or obscures information. The study aimed to explore the ways in which young children learn and judge their teachers.
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation has awarded its 2017-18 “Magic Grants” to 11 teams of innovators. A collaboration between the Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, the Brown Institute was founded in 2012 and this year is looking to fund teams whose technological developments could transform the media landscape.
On Sunday, according to campus police, a man exposed himself to three people on east campus. There have been five reports of sexual battery or indecent exposure between April 7 and 30.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Cape Town, South Africa has selected Adelene Africa as its new director, allowing the program — which was suspended indefinitely last fall for lack of staff— to resume later this year.
California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar Ph.D. ’00 and renowned civil rights activist Marian Wright Edelman will be the 2017 Commencement and Baccalaureate speakers, respectively.
The Stanford Board of Trustees met on Feb. 13 and 14 to discuss undergraduate tuition, financial aid, and construction projects. It also honored former provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 and two trustees who recently completed their 10-year terms.
Stanford received $951.1 million in philanthropic gifts between September 2015 and August 2016, the second-highest fundraising sum of any university last fiscal year.
According to the initiative's leaders, the Poverty and Technology Lab is the first concrete response to a growing concern that technological progress may be contributing to inequality worldwide.
The change may come in response to a list of suggestions sent out by the First-Generation and/or Low Income Partnership (FLIP) Leadership Core in early 2015.
Stanford in Washington is facing lower than usual attendance this winter quarter, and may be less appealing to students going forward because of political change.
Keeble & Shuchat, a camera shop on California Avenue, closed on Saturday after 51 years of business.