Category: Heard on Campus

Fong holding a plate of food.

Stanford sophomore, YouTube star publishes cookbook

by Alex Kekauoha on July 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Before joining Stanford, engineering student RACHEL FONG, ’21, became an internet celebrity with her popular YouTube channel, Kawaii Sweet World, which features her baking and crafting tutorials. Now, she’s following up the success of her channel with a book, Kawaii Sweet World Cookbook: 75 Yummy Recipes for Baking That’s (Almost) Too Cute to Eat, which will… Read more Stanford sophomore, YouTube star publishes cookbook
Edan Armas

Senior Edan Armas named student Baccalaureate speaker

by Alex Kekauoha on May 19, 2019 2:55 pm
The Senior Class Presidents of the Class of 2019 and the Office for Religious Life have named senior EDAN ARMAS, a poet and spoken word artist, as this year’s Baccalaureate student speaker. “Baccalaureate reminds us that this is not a time for us to celebrate an achievement so much as it is a time for… Read more Senior Edan Armas named student Baccalaureate speaker
Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul discusses Montana, his first trip abroad and the importance of empathy

by Alice Wenner on May 6, 2019 5:00 pm
MICHAEL MCFAUL director of the Freeman Spogli Institute, recently talked about growing up in Montana, his experience living in Russia and the values that he hopes to instill in his children, as part of the Office of Religious Life’s “What Matters to Me and Why” speaker series. The series is designed to spark conversation between… Read more Michael McFaul discusses Montana, his first trip abroad and the importance of empathy
British novelist Zadie Smith will speak at Stanford on March 7. (Image credit: Dominique Nabakov)

Novelist Zadie Smith underscores to Stanford students the importance of reading

by Bob Cable on March 11, 2019 2:28 pm
“For me, a writer is someone who reads,” the British novelist and essayist ZADIE SMITH told a group of Stanford students during her recent campus visit. “I’m a reading addict.” The author of such best sellers as White Teeth, On Beauty and Swing Time was on campus last week to deliver the 2019 Presidential Lecture in… Read more Novelist Zadie Smith underscores to Stanford students the importance of reading
Primal Scream

Robert Sapolsky explains the science of the Primal Scream tradition at Stanford

by Jill Patton on March 10, 2019 2:49 pm
A recent article in Stanford magazine explains that Primal Scream, the chorus of midnight cries that cascades across campus each Dead Week, began on a whim. Early one morning in 1980, a Stern Hall resident let out a yell. The next time he did, he was answered in kind. Soon the antic spread across the… Read more Robert Sapolsky explains the science of the Primal Scream tradition at Stanford
Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole shares what matters to her, and why

by Alexander Kekauoha and Kate Chesley on October 17, 2018 10:04 pm
To address mental illness issues at Stanford, members of the university community need to learn to talk openly about such challenges as anxiety and depression, according to SUSIE BRUBAKER-COLE, vice provost for student affairs. “If there is stigma, that undermines our efforts to create a system where people feel supported and cared for and seen,”… Read more Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole shares what matters to her, and why
Steve Stedman

FSI scholars join Kofi Annan Foundation commission on democracy in the digital age

by Krysten Crawford on October 11, 2018 2:17 pm
The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly changing role of technology in elections around the world and to recommend ways of ensuring that digital tools strengthen – not undercut – democracy. To… Read more FSI scholars join Kofi Annan Foundation commission on democracy in the digital age
John Hennessy

Former president John Hennessy shares leadership lessons learned

by Kathleen Sullivan on October 5, 2018 2:58 pm
In his new book, Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey, John Hennessy describes the four pillars that bolstered his courage at key moments during his tenure as president of Stanford: Remember the core mission; step up when the community needs you; sometimes courage means standing firm; and don’t be afraid to take risks. In the… Read more Former president John Hennessy shares leadership lessons learned
Summer Policy Boot Camp

Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp

by Clifton B. Parker on September 2, 2018 11:16 am
At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world. Enter the… Read more Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp
Laila Soudi

Stanford researcher shares her experiences at the Syrian border

by Melissa De Witte on August 28, 2018 2:29 pm
This summer, LAILA SOUDI, the project lead for the Stanford Refugee Research Project, traveled the Syrian border in Jordan and Lebanon to examine opportunities for Stanford University to help the ongoing, global displacement crisis. Soudi, who grew up in Jordan with a Syrian father and a Palestinian refugee mother, has shared her journey in a… Read more Stanford researcher shares her experiences at the Syrian border