Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discussed her life in government and policy priorities with students at an event hosted by Stanford Women in Business (SWIB). Gillibrand said that she would tackle global climate change and advocate for the political representation of women and minority groups.
Bill McKibben’s newest book, Falter, discusses the convergence of several existential threats to humanity –– artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and climate change.
Advocates for Stanford’s full divestment from fossil fuels marched on Friday afternoon to deliver their proposal to Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole.
Scott ’20 and Drummond ’20 won by a narrow margin of 19 votes. They sat down with The Daily to discuss their interest in politics, priorities as executives, and election controversy
Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon came to Stanford on Friday, delivering an emphatic address about the urgency of addressing climate change. His talk also covered social responsibility and his own experience in public service.
Stanford is paving the way for college campuses to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, yet the university neglects to address a large portion of its carbon emissions that are released beyond its borders.
Stanford, Harvard and Yale exist as examples of private educational institutions that are highly complicit in global processes of wealth and knowledge extraction, along with anti-indigenous and anti-black violence. The institution we currently attend sits on land violently stolen from Ohlone peoples, who were forced into involuntary labor and suffered enormous abuse and death during the Mission Era. After the civil war, U.S. Army soldiers were conscripted to “bounty-hunt” Native Peoples for the purposes of land theft. The primary architect of this California Genocide was Leland Stanford, who was the governor of California at the time. Leland Stanford not only supported legislation that made the California Genocide state-sanctioned, but he also personally recruited soldiers to join the army that would hunt Native Peoples. The land Stanford now sits upon was bought with wealth and power amassed by Leland Stanford’s exploitation of Native People. He built his fortune through the Central Pacific Railroad, the completion of which led to the increased flow of the U.S. army into Plains Tribes’ territory and the near-decimation of the buffalo, both of which had specifically disastrous effects for the Indigenous people of the Great Plains.
After years of research spanning healthcare, education, autonomous vehicles and beyond, renowned computer science professor Andrew Ng has his sights set on climate change.