Hello again, Stanford! It’s midterm week(s). That means it’s time for a distraction! Here are a few things that have been going on in or involving our campus:
- Although this article focuses on the fact that those that educated and affluent (what some of us hope to be in the future) are more susceptible to fraud when making investments, I was stuck on the fact that we have a new Research Center on the Prevention of Financial Fraud.
- Former Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan will be arguing with British barristers over the legality of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. They also claim that it’s treasonous. This all seems a little late.
- Welch Road is now a one way road. I can’t imagine starting this portion of the Stanford Medical Center Renewal Project during Reunion Homecoming Weekend.
- San Mateo County is finally rethinking Stanford’s $10 million dollar offer to improve bike paths. I’m curious to see if more bikers on the actual road will make traffic in the area better or worse.
- Now that the iPhone 4S has been released, Siri is becoming a popular computerized companion to many phone owners. Professor Cliff Nass chimes in on why everyone thinks she’s a lady.
- The Wall Street protesters are trying to occupy gave professions to 36% of Stanford’s Business School graduates this year in a “post financial crisis high.”
- Universities are promising green campus designs in order to win the bid to build their satellite schools in New York. Stanford is offering a marsh.
Okay, just like the rest of you, I’m going to go back to studying. Good Luck!