Valerie Jarrett ‘78, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke about her college life and her career — from practicing law, to working in nonprofits, to working in federal government — during a visit to the Black Community Services Center on Friday. Stanford students and alums alike gathered to hear Jarrett answer questions from Henry Washington, Jr., a second-year Ph.D. student in the interdisciplinary program in Modern Thought and Language.
Stanford has been ranked number one on digital currency news site CoinDesk’s first list of the top 10 “blockchain universities and colleges” in the United States.
Massachusetts man agreed on Friday to plead guilty to mailing threatening letters, each containing a white powder, to Stanford Law professor Michele Dauber and five other public figures across the country earlier this year. Dauber received an envelope from the man, including the white powder and a threat of rape, in February.
The Senate confirmed Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon, signalling the conclusion of what many have called the most contentious confirmation battle in recent memory — a battle that intensified last month after Stanford affiliate Dr. Christine Blasey accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. Kavanaugh won the confirmation by a vote of 50-48, delivering a major victory to President Trump and securing a conservative majority in the Court.
On Thursday night, Gidon Bromberg and Munqeth Mehyar received the 2018 Bright Award for co-founding EcoPeace Middle East, a nonprofit organization using environmental sustainability as a means to promote regional peace. The Bright Award, conferred annually by the Stanford Law School (SLS), recognizes outstanding work in promoting global sustainability. Each winner is granted $100,000 and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture at the University.
Michele Dauber, the Stanford Law School professor who led the successful effort to recall Judge Aaron Persky, announced on Monday the creation of the Enough is Enough Voter Project. The initiative aims to dismantle the candidacies of political candidates who have been accused of sexual misconduct or whom the group believes have voted or acted against women’s interests in the past.
On Aug. 15, the Green Earth Sciences Building introduced the University’s first multi-occupancy, all-gender restrooms to be in a academic or administrative building. This is a departure from the University’s prior practice of converting only single-stall public restrooms into gender-inclusive spaces, as required by California state legislation Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 since Mar. 1, 2017.
Leon Cain was a rising third-year student at Stanford Law School. An advocate of increasing diversity in the legal field, he strongly believed in expanding access to legal education for black youth. Leon served as treasurer and board member of the Stanford Black Law Students Association. In the legacy of Cain’s advocacy, The Leon Cain…