This Week in Stanford 11/1/11 – 11/7/11

Posted by at 11:48PM

It’s week 7, Stanford! That means it’s still midterms for some, and crunch time for others. For others it’s a new separated life. Or a new book. Here’s what’s been happening on the Farm:

  • Stanford Football has been continuously beating the bookees in Las Vegas college football betting. I think they want us to stop winning the spread. I’m not entirely sure what that means, but I still have one answer: Haha.
  • Stanford engineer Mark Jacobson and grad student John Hoeve have unfortunately dispelled the myth that white roofs help global warming. They’ve discovered that it makes things worse. With its stucco red tiles, Stanford seems safe either way.
  • Professor Michelle Elam examined the way art was contributing to the Occupy Movement. Many Stanford professors have chimed in but this is a unique perspective on the movement’s component parts. Plus, Fairey’s poster is just rad.
  • We are currently in Information Overload 2.0. It seems that our 17th century counterparts had the same issues we have with current social media with their own new system: a public postal system.
  • Did anyone else know that Kal Penn is a Stanford student? In between working at the White House and advertising his next Harold and Kumar movie, he plans on finishing his graduate degree in International Security.
  • Robert King MBA ’60 and his wife Dorothy donated $150 million in order for the Stanford GSB to alleviate poverty. And thus the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies was born. Everyone calls it SEED but the acronym is SIIDE. Good job with pronunciation, GSB.
EDIT: It’s ironic that stories I hinted at in the preview are missing. But here’s more things that happened at Stanford this week:

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