U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made his final stop on his tour of national laboratories in the Bay Area at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Mar. 28, when he delivered a motivational speech to its employees. Perry praised their cutting-edge scientific research and expressed support for finding economically feasible solutions to energy challenges.
The future of Stanford’s introductory course on disability studies–offered for the first time last fall– remains uncertain, following the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education’s (VPUE) commitment to fund the course for another year on the condition that a single department support it.
On Thursday evening, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addressed international diplomacy during Donald Trump’s presidency in her second Tanner Lecture on Human Values. In the talk, Power said that America’s global standing has fallen dramatically under Trump. Power described a new model of diplomacy to tackle what she defined as unique 21st century challenges.
Sterling K. Brown ’98, the critically-acclaimed actor and Stanford alumnus who became the first African-American actor to win a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama, will be Stanford’s 127th Commencement speaker.
Stanford researchers pioneering a new model of foster care have discovered that placing vulnerable children with foster families at an earlier age enhances resilience, physical competence and emotional and academic intelligence.
Located just six miles outside of campus, Mountain View is an affluent city home to large corporations such as Google and LinkedIn, but the jobs-housing imbalance and swelling homelessness crisis there have prompted action from locals and city councilors alike — including open discussions of Stanford’s expansion plans and its implications for the housing crisis.…
Stanford student-athletes must balance dual responsibilities: their academic coursework and their sporting commitments. While some believe student-athletes are held to lower academic standards than their non-athlete peers, both coaches and academic advisors alike say they work to promote a culture of academic rigor and integrity amongst student-athletes.
Ted Koppel MA ’62, the multi award-winning news anchor of ABC’s “Nightline” and one of America’s longest-serving journalists, shared in an interview with The Daily his disappointment with the rise of opinion-based reporting, support for reinstating compulsory national service and passionate defense of civil discourse.