Category: Seen on Campus

Jordan playing baseball

Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days

by Kate Chesley on February 11, 2017 12:00 pm
RAY PURPUR, deputy athletic director, traced the early days of Stanford athletics back to 1891 during a recent talk to the Stanford Historical Society. It’s unlikely JANE and LELAND STANFORD could have ever imagined today’s intercollegiate athletics program. But, Purpur noted, the Stanfords apparently believed in the value of exercise. Their Founding Grant notes that… Read more Ray Purpur retells the story of Stanford athletics' early days
Lake Lag

Look at what's in Lake Lagunita: Water!

by Kate Chesley on February 3, 2017 3:04 pm
The normally dry Lake Lagunita, which is located behind Roble Hall, is filled with enough water from the winter rains to evoke memories of its former life as a recreational area. Lake Lagunita was created as a reservoir to provide irrigation for the orchards and alfalfa fields of the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Stock Farm. Today,… Read more Look at what's in Lake Lagunita: Water!
Terraforming

Exhibit explores the intersection of art and engineering and its impact on California’s water history

by Gabrielle Karampelas on February 1, 2017 3:36 pm
The archive of HELEN and NEWTON HARRISON is featured in an interdisciplinary exhibit now on display at the Green Library. Terraforming: Art and Engineering in the Sacramento Watershed is on view in the Peterson Gallery, Green Library Bing Wing, through April 30. Curated by PhD candidates LAURA CASSIDY ROGERS (Modern Thought and Literature) and EMILY… Read more Exhibit explores the intersection of art and engineering and its impact on California’s water history
Tara VanDerveer

VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting

by Pamela Moreland on January 31, 2017 3:35 pm
The signs that TARA VANDERVEER is on the brink of making college basketball history are everywhere. Online:                 On campus:           On the airwaves:                   VanDerveer is one game away from joining a handful of Division… Read more VanDerveer at 999 career wins and counting
Stevie Hall of Hall's Organic Farms is one of the vendors selling produce at the new farmers' market at Tresidder Union on Tuesdays.

Farmers bring fresh produce to the Farm

by Elaine Ray on January 27, 2017 3:03 pm
Want some tasty fresh organic treats without driving to your local farmers market or navigating the grocery store? Visit Stanford’s new farmers market. Stanford recently launched a partnership with a local farmers association to bring fresh California produce and homemade products to the campus community. Every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2… Read more Farmers bring fresh produce to the Farm
White Plaza snowman

When extreme weather has hit the Farm

by Barbara Wilcox on December 15, 2016 5:49 pm
Though Stanfordites have hailed their alma mater countless times since the song’s composition in 1892, only twice do the heavens seem to have replied, according to the Stanford 125 website. On Jan. 11, 1950, and April 3, 1999, actual hail hit the normally temperate campus, giving Stanford a chance to demonstrate the resilience with which… Read more When extreme weather has hit the Farm
Poster for Gaieties

Gaieties marks its 105th year

by Ram’s Head Theatrical Society on November 15, 2016 4:16 pm
As Stanford celebrates the year that it turns 125, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society is celebrating a Stanford tradition almost as old: Big Game Gaieties is turning 105. Gaieties is an original, student-written, student-produced musical parody that is performed in Memorial Auditorium the week before Stanford’s Big Game against Cal. This year, Gaieties is partnering with… Read more Gaieties marks its 105th year
Branner Hall

Branner students, staff share lunch as part of Contemplation by Design

by Elaine Ray on November 8, 2016 5:35 pm
During the lunch hour on Friday, Nov. 4, LEXI NAVA lifted his head toward the sky, closed his eyes and enjoyed the autumn breeze wafting through his hair. Usually at that hour Nava would be hard at work as a cashier and pot runner in the Branner or Casper dining halls. But that day he… Read more Branner students, staff share lunch as part of Contemplation by Design
Steve Blank, adjunct professor, talks to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Hacking for Diplomacy

by Pamela Moreland on October 14, 2016 1:00 am
When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes to Twitter, people pay attention. When Kerry tweets about a Stanford course where entrepreneurial principles intersect with learning to craft effective foreign policy, people know he is looking into the future. “Brilliant minds are applying technology to world’s toughest problems. Their perspective will inform,” Kerry tweeted after… Read more Secretary of State John Kerry visits Hacking for Diplomacy
Arroyo t-shirt

Ya gotta love those punny Stanford students

by Kate Chesley on September 26, 2016 5:02 pm
Each year, RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION STUDENT STAFF members wrack their brains to come up with original, clever, memorable and generally punny dorm themes to welcome first-years, transfers and continuing students to their new homes. It helps if the theme, which is generally based on the name of the house, lends itself to a creative T-shirt design.… Read more Ya gotta love those punny Stanford students