Category: Heard on Campus

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Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco

by on June 15, 2015 4:00 am
For MATTHEW KOHRMAN and his students, the war against tobacco needs a new communications strategy. After all, he noted, three times as many cigarettes are currently manufactured and sold worldwide than were in the 1960s. And the global cigarette industry is the greatest cause of preventable death on the planet today. That’s why the Stanford… Read more Stanford students come up with creative ways to fight big tobacco
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Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories

by on June 11, 2015 4:45 pm
A message in a bottle, one pinned to a necktie, one written on a bag of noodles. These and many other items form a collective memory of the Class of 2015, which will be marked with a shiny bronze plaque. In a sealed metal box, measuring less than a cubic foot, graduating seniors will lay… Read more Stanford Class of 2015 leaves a box of memories
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Stanford researchers develop secondary school curriculum to address race and police violence

by on June 9, 2015 4:00 am
TRAVIS BRISTOL, a research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and CLAUDE GOLDENBERG, professor of education at Stanford, have created a curriculum that supports teaching about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, and the protests and civil unrest that followed in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.… Read more Stanford researchers develop secondary school curriculum to address race and police violence
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Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine

by on June 8, 2015 4:00 am
Why become a doctor? It certainly isn’t easy, and it requires years of study and a sizable financial investment. If you ask physicians how, and why, they selected their careers, you’ll get a variety of stories that offer insight into the many benefits of pursuing medicine. PELIN CINAR, a gastro-intestinal oncologist, told her own story in… Read more Stanford oncologist shares why she went into medicine
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Stanford distinguished speaker calls on higher ed to renew its mission

by on June 3, 2015 4:00 am
Higher education leader NANCY CANTOR spoke May 29 on Stanford’s campus, urging that both public and private colleges and universities engage with their communities in meaningful ways. Cantor, who received a doctorate in psychology from Stanford in 1978, currently serves as the chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. She asserted that today’s faculty and administrators in higher education… Read more Stanford distinguished speaker calls on higher ed to renew its mission
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Bike to Work Day at Stanford by the numbers

by on June 1, 2015 4:40 pm
During this year’s Bike to Work Day, in mid-May, more than 2,000 members of the Stanford community commuted by bicycle, and 279 others came to campus and other Stanford locations on foot. The 807 bicycle commuters who reported their mileage logged a total of 6,386 miles and averaged 8 miles per trip. Parking & Transportation… Read more Bike to Work Day at Stanford by the numbers
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Stanford Student Affairs announces Fidler Award, other honors

by on May 26, 2015 4:59 pm
NATE BOSWELL, associate dean of residential education, yesterday was awarded the Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs. Boswell, a Stanford alumnus, serves on the leadership team in the office of the Dean of Residential Education. His role includes managing and overseeing the programs, operations and staff for residences on The Row.… Read more Stanford Student Affairs announces Fidler Award, other honors
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Graduating seniors receive Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award

by on May 26, 2015 4:00 am
Graduating seniors ZACHARY ELLISON and JORDAN RICHARDS have received the Stanford Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for making a significant impact on the Stanford community. HOWARD WOLF, president of the Alumni Association, announced the award at a private reception May 21. Ellison, a computer science major, was cited for his engagement in a variety of… Read more Graduating seniors receive Stanford Alumni Association's Outstanding Achievement Award
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Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation

by on May 22, 2015 4:00 am
Millennials have grown up in a world full of mass collaboration, surrounded by projects like Wikipedia that harness what’s been called the “wisdom of crowds.” With that concept in mind, Stanford Law School’s Class of 2015 is using its collective voice to transform the school’s diploma ceremony set for Saturday, June 13. “There is no… Read more Stanford law students pen school's first-ever 'wikispeech' for graduation
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Conference of Champions: Stanford's Jessica Reed

by on May 20, 2015 3:51 pm
“Conference of Champions” showcases the talented and inspiring scholars that make Pac-12 institutions some of the nation’s best. Jessica Reed, a senior majoring in African- and African-American studies, recalls her growth from her first year at Stanford to where she is today.