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  • College Senate wrestles with points in residential and social life

    The College Senate tackled an absence of scholar engagement with neighborhood system at its first assembly of the tutorial 12 months on Thursday. College management acknowledged scholar criticism of the neighborhood system and shared plans for enchancment. It was the Senate’s first assembly following transitions in College management. Interim President Richard Saller and Provost Jenny…

  • ‘Bottoms’: The proper teenage-lesbian-fight-club fever dream 

    Freud’s concept of psychosexual improvement has largely been debunked. Nonetheless, if writer-director Emma Seligman’s work is any indicator, Freud was definitely proper about sexuality being the realm the place adults get to be playfully violent. “Bottoms” is an exploration of the complexity of adolescent sexuality — that liminal stage the place individuals have the need,…

  • Sizzling breakfast disappears at choose eating halls

    This fall, college students have been in for a shock when breakfast choices at choose eating halls resembled the notorious continental breakfasts of Vacation Inns and Sheratons, reasonably than the recent choices marketed in R&DE’s shiny eating brochures.  Three out of the eight eating halls on campus — Ricker, Casper and FloMo — at the…

  • ‘Why cope with somebody who can’t be trusted?’: Stanford political specialists on the autumn of Kevin McCarthy

    Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-20) was ousted as speaker of the U.S. Home of Representatives in a historic Tuesday vote, a transfer that Stanford political specialists fear will additional destabilize the Republican social gathering and negatively affect bipartisanship. McCarthy’s fast fall after years of Home Republican management reveal Washington’s deteriorating capacity to control the nation, specialists stated.…

  • Star freshman Carlyle blazes his personal path ahead

    Freshman guard Kanaan Carlyle doesn’t want to speak lots to make his presence identified on the courtroom. With a easy between-the-legs dribble, he makes defenders instinctively shuffle their ft backward. In simply two onerous dribbles, the six-foot-three guard can discover himself on the rim, hovering over defenders for a dunk.  That is nothing new for…

  • “Philosophy Speak” talks philosophy for 20 years

    Almost 20 years after former philosophy professors Ken Taylor and John Perry co-founded the radio present and podcast “Philosophy Speak,” a global viewers follows this system on over 100 stations. By means of greater than 550 episodes — with titles like “Why We Hate?” and “Are We Residing in a Simulation?” — the co-hosts humorously…

  • From boba to bingsu: Greatest Asian desserts of the Bay

    Amid the sweltering fall quarter warmth, we’re all in search of enjoyable, new and refreshing dessert spots to chill down at. Possibly it’s a totally different mushy serve place out of your standard. Possibly you’re within the temper to attempt one thing completely totally different. No matter your craving is for, beneath is an inventory of…

  • Q&A: Zhenan Bao develops digital pores and skin

    Analysis led by Zhenan Bao – Okay.Okay. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, Professor of Chemistry and Supplies Science and Engineering – was printed in Science in Could 2023 for ground-breaking growth of self-healing digital pores and skin. Bao’s analysis group’s e-skin makes use of smooth, skinny and versatile built-in circuits to transform…

  • Letter to the Editor | Throughout various backgrounds, we’re extra aligned on strategy Stanford’s fossil gas engagement than you would possibly suppose

    Expensive Editor, We’re a gaggle of six graduate researchers with various skilled backgrounds and opinions on fossil gas firms’ position in funding associates program analysis. Three of us have been actively protesting fossil gas funding on the Doerr College. Three of us are in favor of sustaining an open dialogue with fossil gas firms. We…

  • ‘No room on the desk’: Pupil authors name for diversifying publishing business

    When Kyla Zhao ’21 was in search of brokers to publish her debut novel “The Fraud Squad,” potential brokers requested if she could be keen to vary her ebook’s setting from Singapore to America. If she wished her novel to be extra “marketable,” they stated, she might make a few of her Asian characters white…

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