In spring of 2017, the anime-adapted film Ghost in the Shell, based in cyberpunk, futuristic Japan, became a 60-million-dollar failure at the box office. Its effort to understand its roots fell short, casting Scarlett Johansson as a Japanese woman and prompting outrage and talk of boycotts online.
In its Wednesday meeting, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) approved the 2018-19 ASSU operational budget and discussed preparations for the new graduate student orientation.
The Bechtel International Center’s screenings of the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup draws community members from around the world interested in soccer to support a wide range of teams.
“You don’t have to have a lot of knowledge to appreciate jazz – you just have to open your ears,” said Jim Nadel, jazz saxophone player and Stanford jazz lecturer, who dedicated himself to educating jazz students from around the world for over 30 years.
On Friday afternoon, Brookings Institution demographer Bill Frey discussed his research regarding the millennial generation in the U.S. Frey said that the generation’s inclusivity-oriented political views, compared to prior generations, derives from its increased racial diversity.
As the University looks to hire a new full time Title IX Coordinator following the announcement of current Coordinator Cathy Glaze’s ’80 JD ’85 retirement, Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) President Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Vice President Rosie Nelson — a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education — called for students to take part in the interviewing and selection process.
According to a March perspective piece by three Stanford researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine, while there is tremendous potential for machine learning to aid in expanded electronic records, efficient data-mining and health monitoring, there are also relevant challenges that may hinder the efficacy of machine learning systems in medical practice.
On Thursday night at Cubberley Auditorium, long-time civil rights activist Angela Davis emphasized the importance of intersectionality in academia and activism Davis also advised students to continue fighting for social justice.