Before he left his post at Goldman Sachs this week in the most public fashion, Greg Smith ’01 was a Stanford undergraduate studying economics. He wrote the following opinion piece during his senior year.
“We’ve done a lot there. We haven’t done it all well, but we should be proud of what we have done,” former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry M.A. ’94 said during his closing assessment of the United States’ role in Afghanistan. Eikenberry spoke to approximately 140 attendees about the transition to Afghan sovereignty in the Central Asian state Monday in Encina Hall’s Bechtel Conference Center.
New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof identified gender discrimination as the century’s paramount moral challenge when he spoke Saturday evening in Cubberley Auditorium. Kristof compared gender inequality to slavery in the 19th century and to totalitarianism in the 20th.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced 65 new members last Monday, including three faculty members from the School of Medicine: Margaret Fuller, professor of genetics, David Relman, professor of microbiology and immunology and Abraham Verghese, professor of medicine.
Stanford readers will not be affected by the latest New York Times (NYT) digital subscription plan, according to library communications director Andrew Herkovic.
As a SymSys student focusing in Natural Language, from the minute I first heard about Watson, I was wildly excited by what it meant that IBM had built a question-answering machine sophisticated enough to play Jeopardy and be competitive with the best contestants. We’ve been talking a lot about Watson in my natural language processing class this quarter, and even though I still know very little about the field, I know enough to be amazed at what IBM’s been able to do so far.
N+1 founders Mark Greif and Keith Gessen spoke Tuesday evening on the pleasures and perils of starting a small literary magazine. In a presentation filled with humor and flecked with colorful anecdotes, Greif and Gessen offered advice to aspiring writers and entrepreneurs, sharing stories about the humble beginnings of what has in the last five years become a successful literary enterprise.
This Review showcases high school history papers of extraordinary merit—papers of the length and quality that would be expected of a postgraduate or advanced undergraduate of the field…