Stories published in 2018

Pursuing housing solutions in campus land use planning

Catherine Palter, associate vice president for land use and environmental planning, discusses how Stanford is addressing housing challenges facing the university community as part of its application for an updated General Use Permit.

Report of the president: Appointments and promotions

The following Academic Council professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council were approved by the president.

Engineering design course reaches its 50th year

Over the last half-century, students in the ME310 course have produced hundreds of prototypes for cameras, makeup, cars and much more. Combined with international teams, they design and develop new products while learning from reality.

Stanford to celebrate graduates during 127th Commencement Weekend

Sterling K. Brown, an award-winning actor and alumnus, will give the Commencement address on Sunday in Stanford Stadium, and Elizabeth Alexander, renowned writer and president of the Mellon Foundation, will give the Baccalaureate address on Saturday in the Main Quad.

Study examines how corruption is concealed in China

A study by Stanford scholar Jennifer Pan shows how citizen complaints posted publicly online in a Chinese city are concealed from upper-level authorities when they implicate lower-tier officials or associates connected to lower-tier officials through patronage ties.

Time capsule introduces Class of 2018 to the future

Among this year’s treasured items: cloth leaves from the Stanford Tree mascot’s costume, a classroom clicker, seeds from campus trees, a well-loved straw cowboy hat and the key ingredient  for boba tea along with a recipe.