On the walls inside of the Center for African Studies (CAS), there are photo portraits of Stanford students with words such as “love” and “happiness” written across their bodies, symbolizing what CAS means to them. And on Thursday, students carried those portraits from CAS’ old space in Encina Commons to a new space, not far off, at the corner of Arguello Way and Crothers Way.
Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos will leave his role at the company this month for a position as adjunct professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). According to a Facebook post by Stamos, he plans to research cybersecurity, misuse of technology and the spread of misinformation, particularly with regard to the upcoming midterm elections, at Stanford.
Student activist group the Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN) has released a petition calling on Google to pledge not to pursue any future contracts with the military, adding that until such a commitment is made, signatories will not pursue internships with the tech giant.
Fliers recruiting participants for research studies conducted by the Graduate School of Business’ (GSB) Behavioral Lab, the Psychology Department, the Laboratory for Social Research and more can be found all around campus. Students participate in this research for a variety of reasons, but monetary reasons dominate the academic ones, raising concerns amongst researchers about maintaining representative and diverse samples.
After a barrage of accusations that Stanford’s recently-acquired ValleyCare Medical Center is a poor work environment — including allegations of worker intimidation, bribery and patient endangerment — the hospital’s nurses have taken matters into their own hands and unionized.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) presented its annual Turing Award to former Stanford President John Hennessy in honor of his work designing efficient computer architectures that advanced the microprocessing industry.