Students are currently facing space, time and financial constraints due to complicated childcare during the ongoing pandemic.
The Faculty Senate passed a resolution condemning White House advisor and Hoover Fellow Scott Atlas as well as his recent statements regarding COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon. However, the Senate disagreed over whether it was appropriate to call on the University to investigate Atlas’ actions as possible ethical violations subject to disciplinary action.
The Stanford Law Review, a prestigious student-run legal journal, elected its first Iranian-American and Muslim-American president on Nov. 11.
Davenport’s style is raw; by combining home-movie style filmmaking with poignant messages, his films come across as intimate, informative and moving.
Amid the pandemic, some have decided to get involved with the election and the democratic process as poll workers. Safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 remain a top priority.
Scholars explained their concerns with President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding diversity training, as well as the state of racial inequity and polarization in the United States, and suggested solutions during the Democracy Matters series on Oct. 22.
Stanford professors Monika Schleier-Smith, a quantum physicist and Forrest Stuart, a sociologist both received “genius grants” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in honor of their “exceptional creativity.”
The Faculty Senate reviewed updates to the University budget and amended the unit cap from the Future of the Major proposal during its Thursday afternoon meeting.
Education and physics professor Carl Wieman won the Yidan Prize for Education Research in honor of this work creating new strategies for undergraduate STEM education on Sept. 23.
SATIRE: A new dating app matches couples based on their midterm grades in key courses. Founder Lindsey Ham ’21 explained that the app uses University data (RIP Carta) to make profiles with students’ grades in Math 51, CS 106A and Chem 33.
"We really tried to take inspiration from Kendal’s entire lifetime of creating art into how we process this film and how we were editing the film. We're seeing the film, basically, as a canvas and Kendal is the subject but the material, which goes into that canvas, is from the entire century, nearly a century, in which he has lived."
SATIRE: Stanford is relieved that after years of keeping their dirty secret they can finally be free: they can admit they care more about athletes than their other students.
Full of real-world examples, the message of the documentary is clear: We are in trouble.
In light of virtual learning, many students have decided to take a leave of absence for the 2020-21 academic year, with 378 students in Stanford’s frosh class alone taking gap years.
SATIRE: “TikTok only sent your data to China. Boring. It’s been done before,” Jennings said. “But at Spyware? We send your data to anyone and everyone."
SATIRE: As we adjust to the new Zoom normal, it is more important than ever to be prepared for remote classes. These are some important tips for those making the most of digital Stanford.
“Will this turn into Lord of the Flies, or will it get under control?” said filmmaker Amanda McBaine as she reflected on filming the chaos that is “Boys State.” For the documentary, McBaine and fellow filmmaker Jesse Moss follow a group of high school boys’ participation in the Texas Boys State program, run yearly by…
SATIRE: “Bitcoin is kind of dope. And it’s exciting waking up every morning knowing that your wealth is stored in a largely unpredictable, unregulated cryptocurrency."
“A New Way to Audition” reads the Stanford a cappella website. This year, instead of nervously making their way to Old Union for tryouts, a capella auditionees will be singing through a screen.
Some students have raised concerns about the practicality of the balls, like how to get through doorways and how to handle the bathroom.
SATIRE: Jack Richard ’23 upset his mother Amy with his Mother's Day gesture this year. Amy came forward, telling the Daily that Jack’s Mother’s Day “gift” to her was playing beer pong together.
The app is supposed to launch later next week. Email Rogers if you would like to be involved in the project; serious inquiries only.
SATIRE: President Donald Trump recently named Vice President Mike Pence the “White House coronavirus response coordinator,” though the media and politics are simply calling the position “coronavirus czar.” Some think the President may be avoiding the word “czar” since the term was often used by the Obama administration, but it turns out the answer is much simpler.
Carl James ’23 is greatly disturbed that Green Library is, actually, not green in color. It’s more of a brownish yellow.