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Michael Espinosa
Michael Espinosa '21 is majoring in international relations. He's the head of The Daily's social media team and also writes for the University beat. He's the biggest Taylor Swift fan at Stanford and the proudest New Yorker will ever meet. Contact him at mesp2021 'at' stanford.edu.

Noting fossil fuel industry’s support of research, Faculty Senate votes against divestment, drawing criticism from students

Board of Trustees to make final decision in June

By a margin of 11 to 28, with six abstentions, the Faculty Senate in a long-awaited vote rejected a resolution committing the University to divesting from oil and natural gas companies, leaving students frustrated with the vote and the meeting’s proceedings.

Next academic year could start in winter, provost says

University leadership convened Thursday for the first Faculty Senate meeting of spring quarter, fielding questions about pay for subcontracted workers, describing the University’s slumping finances and discussing possible plans for fall quarter — including starting the next academic year in the winter.

Symone Morales announced as FLI Office director

In a Tuesday email to the first-generation and/or low-income (FLI) community, Assistant Vice Provost of Student Affairs Jan Barker-Alexander announced that Symone Morales will be the next director of the FLI Office. Morales is currently a coordinator of first-generation campus-wide initiatives at UCLA, where she “designed and directed initiatives including course creation, alumni relations, and…

Senate discusses increasing term length

The bill would also structure the Senate such that only half the senators would be up for reelection each year, aiming to smooth the transitions between Senates by ensuring that that the Senate will always have members who have served for at least a year

To FLI or not to FLI?

Many people vividly remember where they were on Nov. 8, 2016. As seniors in a very liberal New York City high school, most of my friends had their eyes glued to the television or some livestream. Most probably remember the initial hope of seeing Hillary Clinton become president and remember that hope slowly being pulled away as the night dragged on.

Police blotter: Sept. 23 – Sept. 29

This report covers a selection of incidents from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) bulletin. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Between 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 9:00 a.m. on Sept. 24, an individual burgled a residency in Kimball Hall. Between 12:01 and 4:00 a.m., a petty theft…

The Daily’s top 10 Super Bowl commercials

This year, the Super Bowl SUCKED. Not only did the Patriots win (and when the Patriots win, America loses), but a lot of the ads were incredibly mediocre. I grew up a football a fan, so the big game has always been meaningful to me in and of itself, but this year I felt particularly indifferent about the teams, so I decided to do what most non-football fans do when they feel pressured to watch the game: watch the game for the commercials.
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