Bill McKibben’s newest book, Falter, discusses the convergence of several existential threats to humanity –– artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and climate change.
Eva Borgwardt ’20 was selected as one of 62 nationwide individuals selected to receive the 2019 Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award that grants its recipients up to $30,000 to pursue a higher degree in education.
I have spent my Stanford career advocating for workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights and support for marginalized students, and I can unequivocally state that Kimiko Hirota and Bryce Tuttle are the best possible students to serve as your next ASSU Executives.
On Friday March 15, in more than 120 countries around the globe, hundreds of thousands of students marched against climate change. On March 29, thousands of youths rallied against the threat in Berlin
If there is one thing that I walked away from my 19th Undergraduate Senate experience knowing for certain, it is that Stanford’s administration (President, Provost, Vice Provosts and their staff) requires student leaders who are willing to work collaboratively within existing systems to make change happen. This is not to say that existing systems should remain or that activism does not have a place in the ASSU, but rather that the most sustainable and lasting change comes about when students are able to bridge the gap between themselves and the administration. It is no coincidence that some of the movements that we have seen during the last years at Stanford have stalled while others, like the Serra-renaming, have moved forward. Activism is central to change on Stanford’s campus, especially as evidenced by SCOPE 2035 in the GUP process. However, the most effective models of leadership I have seen have been centered around a model in which the ASSU representatives have a different role than the activists: that of active student-administration collaboration within the university’s channels.
Ten students protested the invitation of guest lecturer and Salesforce Chief Scientist Richard Socher in “SYMSYS 1: Minds and Machines,” on Tuesday morning.
Boots Riley might have previously been best known as a self-described “communist rapper,” but his new film, “Sorry to Bother You,” has been making a splash in the cinematic community after premiering last January at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson and Steven Yeun, “Sorry to Bother You,” marks Riley’s writing…
The Board of Trustees amended its Statement on Investment Responsibility and approved the Stanford Management Company’s (SMC) first-ever Ethical Investment Framework in its Tuesday morning meeting.