The Daily chatted with Veronica Chambers, author of Michelle Obama’s latest biography and John S. Knight fellow, about race, our current political climate and Obama’s illustrious biceps.
Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter for “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” visited Stanford last week to discuss his experiences working with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the lasting impact of those experiences on his life.
The Bay Area is the cradle of high-tech development. Stanford is well aware of this history and its own role in it. However, the Bay Area has also been one of the most unique art scenes in the country. This article is not a claim that the arts are unfairly marginalized at Stanford, but it…
In 2011, when Tennessee’s “don’t say gay” bill threatened to make the word “gay” illicit in schools, protesters held signs: “It’s okay to be Takei.” George Takei — first famous for playing Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek” — had just posted a YouTube video, encouraging students to say “Takei” instead of “gay.”
Since his career as helmsman of the USS Enterprise, Mr. Takei has worked as an LGBT civil rights activist and accumulated a massive social media following (he has 6 million Facebook friends). He is also committed to raising awareness about his family’s experience in Japanese-American internment camps, producing a new musical on the subject, “Allegiance.”