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Former Secretary of Defense, nuclear and policy experts talk 21st-century nuclear threats

On Friday, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry was joined by former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory Siegfried Hecker and chief operating officer of Ploughshares Fund Philip Yun for a conversation on nuclear threat in the 21st century. The symposium, organized by Stanford Nonproliferation Activism Project (SNAP), emphasized disarmament and nonproliferation, a movement whose objective is to prevent the global spread of nuclear weapons.

Stanford alum advocates for solar energy in seminar on new book

In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.

Senior Sit Down: Brett Michael Doran

In the third 2013-14 edition of “Senior Sit Down,” The Daily’s Michael Peterson chatted with baseball senior Brett Michael Doran. Michael Peterson (MP): First off, does it feel real to you that you’re a senior with just about a month left here on the Farm? Brett Michael Doran (BMD): It’s weird. It went by fast…