What is the purpose of college athletics in the United States? Is it to bring in revenue, to train elite athletes or — as many universities’ athletic programs officially state — to encourage personal growth and both athletic and academic excellence?
We thought undergrad would end with a bang: senior formal, dinner on the quad, graduation pictures by Memorial Church and commencement in the football stadium. Instead, senior spring slipped away, transitioning from “maybe classes will be online” to “maybe we’ll be back for the end of the quarter” to “maybe my diploma will arrive in time for virtual commencement.”
The MLB study will add to a growing body of antibody research that may help scientists estimate how much of the population has already been exposed to COVID-19. Stanford researchers expressed hope that the MLB will provide useful data quickly.
Last year was a tough one for philanthropy. The Guggenheim turned down a donation from the Sackler family of Purdue Pharma fame. The MIT Media Lab’s director resigned after accepting donations from Jeffrey Epstein. And the FBI’s “Operation Varsity Blues” landed Stanford and USC, among other schools, in national headlines for bribery charges against their employees.
Stanford-affiliated Fulbright recipients said they face many uncertainties, including whether they can complete their research and degrees.
Several attendees proposed making environmental education a graduation requirement for GSB students.
While many Stanford students consider spending time at well-known tech companies a smart career choice, they tend to view them more critically today than in the past.
As one of the Bay Area’s largest medical centers, Stanford Hospital must be ready to address the outbreak, doctors say, but they remain optimistic that the virus will be contained.
The donations come from more than 55,000 donors and will go to support a variety of academic and research activities.
Chris ’20 started “hitting” a close friend’s Juul two years ago. By the time his friend left to study abroad six months later, Chris realized he’d become addicted to nicotine. So he bought a pack of cigarettes. San Francisco is banning e-cigarette sales entirely this year, following the defeat of Proposition C, a ballot measure that would have restricted sales rather than impose an outright ban, in the November 2019 city elections. The city is taking the lead in what seems to be a nationwide legislative shift aimed at reducing youth vaping. The FDA recently announced a partial ban on flavored vape products, and this week California legislators introduced a bill that would prohibit flavored tobacco sales throughout the state.
The Daily sat down with the president's former ISIS czar, Brett McGurk, to learn about the situation in Syria and why he left the administration to become a lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute.
The administrative guide that describes University policy on student employment says students are “encouraged to limit their hours of work so that they may devote sufficient attention to their studies.
For students like Josh Cobler ’20, the world of academic and career possibilities that Stanford offers can be difficult to navigate. When becoming a doctor or a lawyer or a software engineer doesn’t feel quite right, simply knowing there are other jobs out there isn’t completely reassuring.
Editor’s note: The following article contains references to self harm and suicide as a result of homophobia that may be troubling for some readers. In 1970, Maud Hanson Nerman ’71 published an anonymous op-ed in The Stanford Daily titled, “Adjusting to Gay Life.” After trying and failing repeatedly to convince herself she was straight, Nerman…
Marissa Cassar, a front desk employee at the Stanford Shopping Center SoulCycle, says she notices “a good amount of students, especially Stanford students” coming into the cycling studio.
Stanford professors and representatives from EarthRights International and the Accountability Council gave a panel discussion Tuesday on the Feb. 27 Supreme Court decision in Jam v. International Finance Corporation.
Martin Hellman, electrical engineering professor and adjunct senior fellow for nuclear risk analysis with the Federation of American Scientists, released a report this week in collaboration with the federation calling on U.S. citizens and policymakers to take a wider view of global issues. Hellman argues that, in an era of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and climate change, American national interests are closely connected to “global security.”
Due to both visitor complaints and concerns about tree health, Stanford’s grounds management eliminates a number of caterpillars each year.
Amanda Calabrese ’19, Greta Meyer ’19 and Elijah Zenger ’19 are on a mission to create a more comfortable, more sustainable, leak-free tampon. Their idea, which originated in the “Technology Entrepreneurship” class last fall, quickly gained attention from professors and funders, and will, they hope, turn into a marketable product soon.
Two years ago, noise from parties on the Row would wake up political science professor Clayton Nall’s infant child at two or three in the morning. Despite Nall’s short commute, says his wife Marina Gruver: “We hate it here.”
The City of Palo Alto’s multi-year “Upgrade Downtown” infrastructure and street improvement project, slated for completion in 2021, promises repaved streets, widened sidewalks and a new downtown parking garage.
Yoga to the People aims to bring yoga to students of all backgrounds, skill levels and incomes. In addition to San Francisco, the studio has locations in New York, New York; Tempe, Arizona; and Berkeley, California.
Both mother and daughter moved to the U.S. from Britain to pursue educational and career opportunities. They co-founded the Yasmin Leadership Academy, which provides career coaching and scholarships to young women.
Although DCI fellows attend lectures alongside younger students, they do not usually write papers, take exams or attend section meetings, and they do not receive grades for their coursework.