Dr. Laura Jones is the Stanford Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist. Jones coordinates preservation efforts for areas of the University’s campus, including hundreds of historic buildings and more than 100 campus archaeological sites. She oversaw excavation of the former Men’s Gymnasium — which was destroyed during the Great Earthquake of 1906 — and the transformation of the Old Chemistry Building, among other historical archaeology projects.
Once a week, early enough that the sun has barely risen, a small group gathers outside Green Library for an hour or so and chats. Seated around a table at Coupa Cafe, they discuss typical Stanford things: what classes to avoid, what grad schools to apply for, what articles they’ve been reading.
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 Mar. 1 in….
“Do you know what the California state tree is?” I am standing with Sairus Patel in the little arboretum between the Law Library and the bookstore. Sairus is a typographer for Adobe with grey hair and a gentle smile. He’s also a tree enthusiast. He’s explaining to me the difference between the three types of…
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Stanford will open access to Meyer Green, the new landscaped bowl field replacing Meyer Library located in the intersection of Green Library, Sweet Hall and the Graduate School of Education.
Yet when I arrived on campus this year with the towering façade of Meyer no longer hanging over my every move, something just felt a little off. For the first time in my life, I noticed just how many little roles this library had filled in my Stanford experience.
The Daily’s photographers captured a timelapse of Meyer’s demolition.
Despite the pristine environment, you are surrounded by stories of struggle — many which would surprise you. We are all like Meyer Library more than we would like to admit.