How international pop superstars BTS paved the way and changed the game What does it take to be the biggest boyband in the world? Evidently, it takes seven charismatic men, striking visuals, high production values, multi-genre tracks adorned with percussive raps and sparkling verses almost entirely in Korean, polished and perfected dance moves in perfect sync…
After charging Omar Shakir ’07 J.D. ’13 with violating the Israel’s anti-boycott laws, the country’s lower courts seized his work permit in early 2018, ordering him to leave Israel. Shakir, a U.S. citizen, has appealed their decision twice, and is currently awaiting the Israeli Supreme Court’s final motion on his deportation.
On April 16 the District Court of Jerusalem upheld the deportation of Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine and Mills Legal Clinic alum Omar Shakir (SLS ‘13). Human Rights Watch had challenged a 2017 amendment to Israel’s Law of Entry that permitted the Israeli government’s decision to revoke Mr. Shakir’s work visa in May 2018. The law allows Israel to ban foreigners based on support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon came to Stanford on Friday, delivering an emphatic address about the urgency of addressing climate change. His talk also covered social responsibility and his own experience in public service.
In a Tuesday talk at CEMEX Auditorium, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim discussed the need for global investment in human capital with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
In high school, Diva Sharma ’21 developed a device to detect stress in both humans and animals with the help of the Indian Institute of Technology. Sharma was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Asia, following nominations in both the “Health and Sciences” and “Youngest” categories.
Last Thursday, the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission (HRC) unanimously voted in favor of the Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ordinance, which aims to mitigate gender inequality in Palo Alto by conducting a gender analysis and potentially creating a gender equality task force. With the HRC’s recommendation, the ordinance will now be passed onto the Palo Alto City Council for consideration.
This week’s Throwback Thursday review is on the 1959 Hitchcock classic “North by Northwest” — written by Ernest Lehman, this film was his attempt to make the ultimate Hitchcock thriller film that consisted of a white collar action hero traveling around America. Plenty of present-day media pay tribute to this film — think James Bond…