Category: In the Spotlight

Anqi Xu

Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships

by Alex Kekauoha on December 8, 2019 10:33 am
One Stanford undergraduate, two graduate students and two recent alumni are among the members of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. Through the fellowship, each will pursue a master’s degree at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A total of 145 scholars – selected this year from more than 4,700 applicants – will begin… Read more Stanford students, alumni receive Schwarzman Scholarships
The Axe

It's Big Game Week. Go Stanford. Beat Cal.

by Kate Chesley on November 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Puzzled by that hourly train whistle emanating from White Plaza? Get used to it. It’s members of the STANFORD AXE COMMITTEE marking every hour leading up to BIG GAME on Saturday at Stanford Stadium. The 122nd Big Game will take place at 1 p.m. Buy tickets here. Alumni worldwide will also be gathered at watch… Read more It's Big Game Week. Go Stanford. Beat Cal.

Joshua Rauh named to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers

by Hoover Institution on October 31, 2019 4:47 pm
JOSHUA RAUH, senior fellow and director of research at the Hoover Institution, the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, will serve as principal chief economist of President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The CEA is charged with offering… Read more Joshua Rauh named to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers
Erica Scott and Isaiah Drummond

Stanford ASSU executives outline their initiatives

by Alex Kekauoha on October 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Last spring, ERICA SCOTT, ’20, and ISAIAH DRUMMOND, ’20, took office as president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of Stanford University, or ASSU. They recently talked about their priorities and about the issues they think students should know about. What are your top priorities/initiatives for this quarter and academic year? As this… Read more Stanford ASSU executives outline their initiatives
Jet Toner

Cardinal kicker Jet Toner has the coolest name in college football

by Stanford Athletics on October 10, 2019 3:22 pm
JET TONER possesses arguably the coolest name in college football. The senior kicker is clutch, too. The youngest of six children, he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his true name is John Edward Toner V. At the hospital, a doctor mentioned his initials spelled Jet, and he’s been called that ever since. “I didn’t know… Read more Cardinal kicker Jet Toner has the coolest name in college football

Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident

by Kate Detrempe on September 23, 2019 2:13 pm
When RYAN LION began his pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in July, he already knew some of the doctors and nurses he would be working with. Ten years before, they had saved his life. In 2009, during the final semester of Lion’s senior year at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View,… Read more Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident

Meet senior class co-president A.J. Aldana

by Jill Patton on September 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Seeing the recruitment flier for Stanford Sierra Camp changed everything. Specifically, the photo of a counselor water-skiing in a chicken costume. Then-freshman ARNOLD FLORES “A.J.” ALDANA JR., ’20, thought he’d better apply. He called up his intended summer employer, a cardiovascular engineering firm, to tell them, sorry, but he wouldn’t be joining them after all.… Read more Meet senior class co-president A.J. Aldana

Alumna gives eclectic collection of prints, drawings and photographs to the Cantor

by Sandra Feder on August 27, 2019 2:06 pm
The Cantor Arts Center recently acquired 12 prints, drawings and photographs given by Stanford alumna MARILYN SYMMES, who earned her undergraduate degree in 1971. The New York–based curator and art historian is honoring her Stanford roots while recognizing the importance of student interactions with objects. The gift features an eclectic selection of works, ranging from… Read more Alumna gives eclectic collection of prints, drawings and photographs to the Cantor

Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

by Stanford News Service on August 15, 2019 2:16 pm
There must be some mistake. Sports Illustrated recently ranked the top 10 greatest mascots in college football history. THE TREE, which granted is the mascot of the Stanford Band, not the university, came in at No. 5. Inexplicably, SI ranked the University of Oregon Duck at No. 2 – higher than the Tree. At least… Read more Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

by Amy Jeter-Hansen on August 7, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford Health Care has passed the triennial accreditation from The Joint Commission with flying colors. Accreditation from The Joint Commission certifies that a health care organization continues to meet or exceed meticulous procedural standards that align with government requirements, making the organization eligible for reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid. The five-day process spanned the entire… Read more Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey