Category: Seen on Campus


Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan

by on February 4, 2015 4:00 am
  The Stanford Center on Longevity seeks to improve the lives of older people. That’s the reason behind the center’s Design Challenge, now in its second year. This year’s theme is “enabling personal mobility across the lifespan.” On Feb. 2, KEN SMITH, the director of mobility at the Center on Longevity, announced eight finalists. Each… Read more Design challenge focuses on mobility across the lifespan
Photo of students jump roping near

Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford

by on January 29, 2015 4:35 pm
For JOSH SIEGEL, there was no question what his favorite sport was. Since early grade school, he’d been in love with jump rope, performing with a traveling team that wowed crowds across Northeast Iowa. But the dawn of Siegel’s Stanford career four years ago didn’t seem like the best time to admit to such a… Read more Double Dutch gains a foothold at Stanford
Anne Newman

Ethics Center examines the ideal of education for all

by on January 28, 2015 4:14 pm
Equality of opportunity is an essential American ideal. But its meaning is deeply contested — especially with respect to education. For the past three years, Stanford’s McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society has been examining the ideal of equality of opportunity in education. Now, the center has launched a website to highlight the major… Read more Ethics Center examines the ideal of education for all

Finding a workout plan that works for you

by on January 7, 2015 12:01 am
As we head into the New Year, many of us will make a resolution that involves exercise. But how do we make sure that 2015 is the year our exercise program succeeds? To find out, BeWell sat down with ASHLEY GEPHART, a BeWell health adviser. Starting a fitness routine seems easy, but maintaining that plan… Read more
Stanford Law School students participated in a “Die-In” in December to call attention to events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system

by on January 4, 2015 12:30 pm
  Stanford Law School is organizing a series of events and educational programming focused on race, policing and the criminal justice system.  The first forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6,  and events are planned through winter and spring quarters. The forums are free and open to the public. “For many in the Stanford community,… Read more Stanford Law School to host series on race, policing and the criminal justice system

On video: Stanford gets into the holiday spirit

by on December 19, 2014 2:52 pm
The Dish is on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 5. For breaking news, visit the Stanford University News website. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and joy in the new year…
Rubber boots, umbrellas and other rain gear provided protection during the rainstorm on Thursday.

Stanford community weathers big storm

by on December 11, 2014 4:21 pm
Members of the Stanford community braved the elements to get to and across campus Thursday as the first big storm of the season hit the Bay Area. Stanford maintenance crews got out early to rapidly identify and clear areas of water accumulation. Residential and Dining Enterprises worked with PG&E to restore power at a few… Read more
A black and white photograph of the Kingscote Gardens apartment building

Stanford's own mystery house

by on December 8, 2014 5:45 pm
Nestled between the Faculty Club and Lomita Drive, shrouded by groomed hedges and twisted, ancient oaks, the lush lawn and flowerbeds of the Kingscote Gardens Apartments offer tranquil respite from the bustling campus. Yet few students or alumni are familiar with the accidental oasis, if they even know it exists. Opened in fall of 1917… Read more Stanford's own mystery house
Photo of heart tranplant patient Vaness French with his little white dogs

Total artificial heart serves as bridge to Stanford patient's transplant

by on December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
  Stanford Heath Care patient Vaness French had heart disease for most of his life and became too sick to qualify for heart transplantation. The cardiac surgeons at Stanford offered him a new option – a total artificial heart and ultimately a new lease on life.
Photo of Stanford's Main Quad shot from Memorial Court. There is a double rainbow over the Quad.

Rainbows over the Stanford Quad

by on December 1, 2014 5:10 pm
The Bay Area’s dry spell eased a bit as the Thanksgiving holiday ended with heavy rains and even thunder and lightning. On Monday, the sky over Stanford was not completely gray. By mid-afternoon those lucky enough to be in the vicinity of the Main Quad and Memorial Court were treated to a double rainbow. Photo… Read more Rainbows over the Stanford Quad