Today — Saturday, June 9, 2018 — I cried on the basement floor of the Stanford Bookstore. I was there to pick up my cap and gown. At the cash register, a sudden realization flashed through my head: I was standing in the exact same spot where I met my first Stanford friend back in 2013.
The feature “On this day in Stanford history” details events that occurred on the same date in past years at Stanford. According to The Stanford Daily’s archives, on May 24 in… 1899: University President David Starr Jordan delivered an address to the graduating class in which he said that “government by the people needs its…
At 5:20 p.m. on Monday, members of the senior class and some Stanford students in other years received a prank email that appeared to be from senior class president Madilyn Ontiveros ’18 notifying them they would not be graduating in June due to failure to fulfill the nonexistent “WAY_BS Requirement: Behavioral Sciences.”
Sunday marked Stanford’s 126th Commencement, which featured speaker Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, as well as the usual quirky Wacky Walk costumes.
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Ph.D. ’00, associate justice of the Supreme Court of California and a Stanford alumnus, urged graduates to be cognizant of all those who have contributed to societal progress before them and to use their “good fortune” for the benefit of others.
Generally expected to pursue careers in academia, some Ph.D. students are now bucking tradition and going into industry upon graduation, taking jobs at tech companies in Silicon Valley.
I was once a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed freshman, thrilled to be coming to Stanford. And why not? Back then, Stanford meant opportunity, a fresh start, a cohort of 1,800 fellow students just waiting to become my future best friends. Fountain hopping, the Tree, the Band — Stanford literally appeared to be sunshine and rainbows. But,…
As a senior at Stanford University, the inevitable question arises: What are you doing after you graduate?