Santa Clara County’s Department of Public Health issued a warning of possible measles exposure following a visit by an infected international traveler between March 16 and 23.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reiterated a commitment to supporting the University’s international community of students and scholars in a Thursday morning “Notes from the Quad” post.
As an international student from the United Kingdom, I am no stranger to familiarising myself with the subtleties of language that differentiate my native tongue from that of the United States. In addition to the “chips” or “fries” conundrum and “pavement” versus “sidewalk” debate, I have recently become aware of another linguistic nuance that appears to carry much greater significance: person-first language. A phenomenon that has not yet reached the UK with such widespread impact as it has in the US, person-first language is a type of linguistic prescription linked largely to the disability community which seeks, as far as possible, to place the person before their diagnosis or impairment. For example, in this framework it would be preferable to use “persons with disabilities” over “disabled people”.
Jenny S. Martinez will become the new dean of the Stanford Law School starting April 2019, announced Provost Persis Drell on Wednesday.
This weekend No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (7-1, 0-0 MPSF) will hit the road for the first time this season to face off against No. 2 Hawaii (3-0, 0-0 Big West) in a double header in Honolulu. The undefeated Rainbow Warriors will be the Cardinal’s toughest competition yet, and they showcase a stacked and experienced international roster.
Stanford’s third-party consultant for overseas travel has issued additional precautionary recommendations on China-related travel after a Chinese court sentenced a Canadian traveler convicted of drug smuggling to death on Monday.
Every so often, something from high school that I thought I’d left in the past comes back to me. Recently, that was Model UN. I did MUN for three years in high school, but I decided to revisit it in a burst of nostalgia in the beginning of this year. Before I knew it, I…
Holiday season is in full swing; we’re wrapping up Thanksgiving and moving into Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year and more. Growing up Catholic means that I’ve been on the Christmas bandwagon for as long as I can remember. Back home, we show our holiday spirit by displaying colorful Christmas trees and lights, singing Spanish-influenced…