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Email: The lost art

Writing an email is a subtle science and an exact art. For the most part, we can apply the basic principles of writing to the email — brevity, clarity, rhythm and, most importantly, controlled passion. Both personality and pathos can be conveyed in the versatility of the blank page of the email — rainbow font,…

Glam Grads: Anita Varma on journalism and solidarity

In this edition of Glam Grads, The Daily talked with communication Ph.D. candidate Anita Varma M.A. ’15 about her research interests in journalism studies and communication theory under Theodore Glasser, professor of communication. Varma earned her undergraduate degree in media studies from Vassar College and went on to work for Google before arriving at Stanford for her Ph.D and master’s. Varma’s current research involves the connection between American journalism and solidarity.

A call for transparency from Stanford’s administration

Stanford can sometimes seem more like a carefully constructed political system than an institution for higher learning. Its choice of leadership is only indirectly guided by student preferences. There’s a constant balancing act between guaranteeing the financial health of the institution and reflecting the beliefs and interests of its people. And indirect communication has fostered…