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Hewlett-Packard co-founder considered in renaming of Palo Alto middle school

At next Wednesday’s Palo Alto Unified School District Board meeting, two names will be recommended to replace the names of Jordan Middle School and Terman Middle School, respectively. Among the nine finalists, which include seven deceased individuals and two geographic landmarks, are William Hewlett ’39, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, and Ellen Fletcher, former Palo Alto city councilwoman.

The “Art of Science” exhibition brings interdisciplinary vision to Packard

Casual visitors to the David W. Packard Electrical Engineering Building last Friday afternoon— had there been any, on the first day of a long weekend—might have wondered about the art exhibition displayed on a forest of small easels. This was no regular art exhibition, but “Art of Science,” (AoS) a popular show, now in its third year, organized by the Stanford Materials Research Society. AoS challenges Stanford faculty, staff and students to “show their work”— or, rather artwork, with a scientific angle, in no uncertain terms: “Science is boring. Art is stupid. PROVE US WRONG!”

Editorial: Freeing Tantalus – Time To Fix Entrepreneurship

Stanford’s ties to Silicon Valley have made it synonymous with entrepreneurship. The university carefully cultivates its image as an estuary for new companies. The names of some of our most notable alumni — Yang, Hewlett, Packard — are fixtures on both our campus and in the entrepreneurial world. Stanford’s reputation as a center of innovation affords the university enormous prestige, as well as high quality applicants and faculty. Yet, despite the obvious benefit the University receives from successful and entrepreneurial alumni, Stanford gives very little practical support to the students who wish to follow in the footsteps of our most famous graduates.