This Week In Stanford 4/30/12 – 5/7/12

Posted by at 3:58PM

Between Stanford’s history and its scientific findings, it seems that there are a million new things to discover. Here’s your Stanford news for this beautifully warm week.

  • There were quite a few responses to “Get Rich U.” Check out writers defending  Stanford on Bloomberg’s Businessweek and the prominent online tech blog site PandoDaily.
  • Did you ever wonder what happened to Jane Stanford after she started our beloved university? It seems that her Hawaiian death was a murder mystery back in 1905. Regardless of what happened, I’m quite thankful for what she did while she lived.
  • It might be time to let your parents go, Stanford students. Stanford Professor Terry Castle not only shares crazy stories of helicopter parents, but also uses his her knowledge of literature to give compelling reasons for why parents and students may need to finally let go.
  •  Considering all the dire warnings generation Y has received about their online activity, the app Snapchat by Stanford student Evan Spiegel may seemlike  the answer to dealing with the impossibility of getting rid of media once it’s used.  The allows you to control how longer a viewer has access to a picture you’ve sent them. Yet researchers question whether apps like this are actually the final answer in securely sending out your discreet photos.
  • Stanford’s athletic director, Bob Bowlsby, has been hired to be the commissioner of the Big 12 conference. Do you have predictions of who will take the role at Stanford next year?
  • If you thought blonds were going the way of the dodo bird, think again. Stanford researchers have found that blond hair can and has evolved independently by examining an indigenous group in the South Pacific Solomon Islands.

3 Responses to “This Week In Stanford 4/30/12 – 5/7/12”

  1. NT says:

    Terry Castle is a woman.

  2. Crystal says:

    Thanks for the correction!

  3. Kathy says:

    Sigh. I call my parents because they keep me from becoming too busy and over committed. Just because you might call your parents often doesn’t mean they are helicopter parents. Mine are actually normal and I call them because I value family and education over career and resume.


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