Provost Persis Drell announced on Monday that Jennifer Widom, the Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, will be dean of the School of Engineering starting Mar. 13. Widom will succeed Interim Dean Thomas Kenny, who took on the role after Drell was named Provost. In her 24-year career at Stanford, Widom has served as Computer…
Toyon Hall, an all-sophomore dorm on East Campus, will introduce a new residential program called Re-imagining the Sophomore Experience (RISE) next academic year. The program will focus on community building for second-year students.
Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin, who served under the Obama administration, shared her views on cyber attacks and financial security in a talk at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) on Wednesday. Raskin discussed the nature of the new security challenges that countries face in the digital age and proposed…
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen came to the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) on Thursday to hold a discussion on the economic outlook and conduct of monetary policy.
From Brexit to the rise of Marine Le Pen in France to Donald Trump’s election, the rise of populist movements has been at the center of international news in the past year. Stanford professors Francis Fukuyama and Josiah Ober say that technocrats’ mistakes in the past have led to the rise of populist movements.
“Sexual orientation doesn’t define who you are,” said Douglas Wilson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
Stanford student groups collaboratively organized a dinner last week with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Atherton) and Carl Guardino, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG).
Stanford trustee Tom Steyer ’83, who gave the keynote speech for Stanford’s Energy Week this past Tuesday, talked with The Daily about the University’s sustainability initiatives.