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Stanford launches digital humanities minor, combining tech skills with critical thinking

A new interdisciplinary minor gives students the opportunity to blend traditional humanistic research with technology tools.

Alejandro Ruizesparza / L.A. Cicero

Stanford senior named 2016 Marshall Scholar

Senior Alejandro Ruizesparza said he will use the Marshall Scholarship to study social statistics and sociology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

students Nikhita Obeegadoo, Eric Ehizokhale and Sophie Ye working on their laptops / L.A. Cicero

Stanford students put computer science skills to social good

Four undergraduates have co-founded CS+Social Good, an organization that utilizes technology to make a positive social impact.  

John Etchemendy portrait / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Provost Etchemendy addresses questions about sexual assault

Students continue Building 10 demonstration

Student demonstrators associated with Fossil Free Stanford continued their sit-in around Building 10 on the Main Quad for the second day on Tuesday.

front facade of Kingscote Gardens building / Kate Chesley

Kingscote Gardens renovation planned

The historic Kingscote Gardens apartment building, located off Lagunita Drive next to the Faculty Club, will be renovated to primarily accommodate student services offices.

Students lighting candles at vigil/ Photo: Tamer Shabani

At Stanford, vigil held for terror victims in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad

Some 200 members of the Stanford community braved cold and wind to stand in solidarity Sunday night with victims of the recent Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad.

University seeks input on proposed updated judicial process for sexual assault

The Stanford community is invited to comment on a proposed updated process, recommended by a campus task force, for investigating and adjudicating cases of prohibited sexual conduct involving students.

Former football teammates Josh Nunes and Jemari Roberts at Commencement's Wacky Walk / Linda A. Cicero

NCAA reports Stanford Athletics registered overall graduation rate of 98 percent

The latest Graduation Success Rate report released by the NCAA notes that 19 Cardinal programs earned a 100 percent graduation rate.

Bill Behrman teaching journalism class

Discovery in the data: Stanford's data journalism program advances the storytelling form

Stanford's data journalism program blends the power of big data with journalistic training in the craft of storytelling. Students and faculty are crossing disciplines to enhance the way news stories are told in the digital age.

Students engaging in fieldwork in Puebla

Stanford course provides opportunity for students to see textbook methods in action

Pilot program was designed to first ground students in the basics of empirical research, then provide an opportunity to apply that knowledge while conducting fieldwork in an international setting.

Three alumna meet at Reunion Homecoming. /Photo: L.A. Cicero

Lure of the Farm: Alumni, families celebrate Reunion Homecoming

As nearly 7,000 alumni return to campus, Stanford photographers capture some of the long-weekend highlights.  

Faculty Senate to discuss new course evaluations Thursday

Professor Russell Berman, who served as chair of Stanford's Course Evaluation Committee, will present a report on the new evaluations. Following his presentation, a faculty panel will discuss learning goals.

Stanford solar car

Stanford students race across Australian Outback in sun-powered car

Cruising comfortably at 50 mph, a solar-powered car built by a team of Stanford engineering students is facing off against cars built by engineers from around the world in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.  

Thinking Big About Learning

'Thinking Big' presenters inspire at Stanford's 125th anniversary kickoff symposium

Some of education's best minds came together on Sunday and shared research and discoveries that are transforming the way we think about and approach teaching, learning and education.