Student activist group the Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN) has released a petition calling on Google to pledge not to pursue any future contracts with the military, adding that until such a commitment is made, signatories will not pursue internships with the tech giant.
In the past two years, multiple sororities have added a diversity officer position to address these challenges. Delta Delta Delta (Tridelt) and Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi) added diversity officers this quarter. The Daily spoke to some of these diversity officers, as well as students in Greek life across campus, to learn more about representation in Greek life today.
On Friday, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun addressed the challenges of establishing the AIIB and shed light on the organization’s goals and daily operations.
In a Thursday seminar titled “The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Friendship,” Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Board of Trustees James Moriarty spoke about historical, contemporary and future U.S.-Taiwan relations, and addressed the challenges and merits of democratic systems.
The clusters of tables and Smartboard-lined walls of this spring’s ECON 1: “Principles of Economics” classroom make it look nothing like a typical introductory lecture. And according to Marcelo Clerici-Arias, economics lecturer and Honors Program director for both economics and public policy, that’s the whole point.
Last month, economics professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Raj Chetty published race and social mobility research showing that African-American boys –– regardless of class –– are much more likely than their white counterparts to end up poor.
In its Thursday meeting, the Faculty Senate approved a permanent implementation of the principal investigator (PI) waiver program at the Stanford School of Medicine, which will allow post-doctoral students who aren’t typically eligible to become PIs—University-funded lead researchers in medical school projects—to apply for waivers to achieve this opportunity.
In ECON 47: “Media Markets and Social Good,” award winning economist and economics professor Matthew Gentzkow hopes to help students appreciate and analyze how the media relates to social good.