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Stanford alumni return to University for faculty, staff roles

Approximately 4 percent of Stanford Ph.D. alumni currently work for the University, according to a 2013 study conducted by Institutional Research & Decision Support (IR&DS) in collaboration with the Office for the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (VPGE).

Factor in non-Ph.D. alumni working at the University, and the resulting group spans numerous departments including the Haas Center, the Diversity and First-Gen Office and the computer science (CS) department. Despite their vastly different positions and years of graduation, four Stanford alumni who now work within these departments at the University cited similar reasons for making their return.

It’s all aliebn to me

This past June, when I went to Barnes & Noble to pick up Jonny Sun’s new book, ‘everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too,’ my interaction with the book clerk went a little something like this: “Hi, do you happen to carry the book, ‘everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too?’” “Sorry, could…

Water polo sweeps Bruno Classic

Stanford men’s water polo opened its season at the Bruno Classic this past weekend in Cambridge, Mass. and Providence, R.I. with a 5-0 sweep. Senior Bret Bonanni led the team throughout the tournament, marking 27 goals, and is now 40 goals shy of breaking former Cardinal Tony Azevedo’s ’04 school scoring record of 332 goals.…

Hoover Institution calls for small modular reactors for future of nuclear energy

The Hoover Institution, founded at Stanford in 1919, recently released two essays that propose small modular reactors (SMRs) as the future of nuclear power in America. The Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy at the Institution published these papers in an ongoing project to explore the potential of nuclear power as a safe, economical and environmentally friendly source of energy.