During its first meeting of Summer Quarter, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed the ASSU operational budget and measures to improve funding conditions for graduate students.
Amid the growing use of online survey platforms to conduct research, Stanford labs are working to both increase the number of participants in their experiments and, at the same time, reduce the inadvertent skewing of data being produced.
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.
Every year, two students undertake the enormous task of matching each set of roommates in the incoming freshman class. While the survey used to assess roommate compatibility is certainly thorough, after a year of living in a freshman dorm (chock-full of involuntary roommate pairings of varying levels of success), I’m prepared to suggest a few…
GSC members said they hope the Campus Climate Survey Committee will primarily consist of students with strong backgrounds in survey methodology but also include perspectives from students in other fields.
Gabe Haro ’18 is a maker. A modern-day Renaissance man, Haro, often seen sporting paint-spattered pants and his signature two-tone hairstyle, dabbles in fields ranging from photo manipulation to mechanical engineering. In his art, Haro strives to marry his diverse interests, exploring the unique visual qualities of digital media, mechanics and technology. More of a…
A recent initiative by Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) asks students in plug in their dorm phones in case of an emergency. The initiative aims to ensure communication if cell service were to fail in an emergency such as earthquake. The University would be able to contact students via their dorm phones, and students will also be able to notify family of their condition.
Provost John Etchemendy Ph. D ’82 and President John Hennessy have both expressed concern for Stanford’s campus culture in the last day.