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.
In HISTORY 201: “From Confederate Monuments to Wikipedia: The Politics of Remembering the Past,” students will explore the purpose, practices and issues surrounding history today.
Stanford’s first South Asian and Islamic Studies librarian, Ryan Perkins, has traveled the world to collect some of the rarest materials related to Indian, Pakistani and Persian history.
On Thursday evening, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addressed international diplomacy during Donald Trump’s presidency in her second Tanner Lecture on Human Values. In the talk, Power said that America’s global standing has fallen dramatically under Trump. Power described a new model of diplomacy to tackle what she defined as unique 21st century challenges.
There are lots of mainstream movies about humans doing crazy, spectacular things for survival, for honor and for others. “127 Hours,” “Interstellar” and “Schindler’s List,” just to name a few. When I watch movies like these, I often think about what it takes to go beyond our human limitations of fear to do great things. Is…
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 Feb. 22 in….
This winter, history lecturer C. Ryan Perkins is offering Stanford’s first general survey course on the history of South Asia.
I do the same thing every morning. And I convince myself that I don’t. Surely, I can’t have been going through the same actions, in the same order, for the past four weeks, the past five-and-a-half quarters, the past 19 years. But I have. And – now that I’m thinking about it – it makes sense.…