Friday marked the first of 10 weekly digital open mics, with 47 people in attendance. More than 15 people performed, sharing poems and raps. Throughout the performances, attendees sent encouraging messages through the chat and react features on Zoom. Anyone with the link was invited to call, including those not affiliated with Stanford. As each artist performed, Carson shared their Instagram handles so that attendees could follow and support their work after the open mic.
For supporters of open-source information, JSTOR's announcement brings to mind the legacy of former Stanford student Aaron Swartz, a hacker and activist who was arrested in 2011 for mass downloading JSTOR articles to share with the public. He died by suicide while awaiting trial.
Leanna Lewis ’23 is making waves. A video she originally created for Professor Shane Denson’s fall quarter intro-sem, “The Video Essay: Writing with Video about Film and Media,” has accumulated more than 87,000 views through social media. Her video, “Silent Genocide: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women・A Crisis Perpetrated by False Representation in the Media,” offers Lewis’ take on the harm that Native American stereotypes do.
Grant Sanderson ’15, creator of the popular YouTube channel 3Blue1Brown, offers a new perspective on engaging with math: instead of prioritizing usefulness, he emphasizes emotion, wonder and imagination — similar to how one would engage with fiction works like Harry Potter.
American Indian leaders in medicine, law and education came together on Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of the American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz, to discuss historical and modern issues facing indigenous American populations.
The Graduate Student Committee (GSC) convened Wednesday evening to discuss issues surrounding the investment of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE) in fossil fuel corporations and the possibility of free meal swipes for graduate students. Ethical investments SSE Analyst Richa Gupta ’21 presented work by the Ethical Investment Task Force to shift from primarily financially-driven investing to…
Members of the Native American community and their allies take part in the Indigenous Peoples' Day vigil at White Plaza, watching student performances and hearing their stories.