The Faculty Senate Steering Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to begin fall quarter on Sept. 14, one week earlier than planned, and end classes before Thanksgiving for students not in the Graduate School of Business, the Law School, or the School of Medicine.
“I know this is difficult news to hear, and it is difficult for me to share, knowing the dedication and contributions of the people across our Stanford workforce,” wrote President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
Some of the largest amounts of money approved included $212,500 requested by the Stanford Concert Network and $102,815 requested by the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. No amendments appeared on the ballot.
In this new climate, a debate has arisen around reproductive healthcare, and whether or not it should be considered an “essential service.” A group of Stanford doctors argue that self-managed abortion, or the “abortion pill,” is an essential service — and safe and effective — in the era of COVID-19.
The current research is limited in part by a small sample size and the method of collection. The study consisted of 20 participants and used menstrual cups from diva international inc. for the collection of blood.
Stanford doctors are advocating for increased access to IUDs and reduced barriers to care in order to provide IUDs immediately post-abortion or postpartum.
New research shows that while most family medicine doctors are trained in key components of reproductive healthcare such as contraception, prenatal care and maternity care, a minority of these doctors actually use their training.
Dr. Sanjiv Gambhir and a team of scientists have a specialized gadget which attaches to an ordinary toilet. The technology uses motion detection to sense urine and stool, deploying a variety of tests which can identify an assortment of ailments, including some colorectal and urologic cancers.
In a letter to Stanford President Marc Tessier-Levigne, students also asked the university to cover wages and benefits for hourly and low-wage workers and support PhD students who might require additional time to finish their dissertations.
California Governor Gavin Newsom asked that all seniors and those with chronic conditions self-isolate in their homes. He also asked bars and nightclubs to close, allowing restaurants to remain open.
It is currently only in use on patients at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health suspected of having the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The test was validated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) for testing involving human subjects and is expected to be a useful clinical tool.
Former provost and current co-director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) John Etchemendy says that though artificial intelligence will undoubtedly impact the economy, he believes that it will improve jobs, not replace them.
A constitutional amendment approved Tuesday by the Undergraduate Senate would get rid of the “upperclass district,” which currently reserves three seats for sophomore, junior or senior candidates, and give incumbent Senators the priority for these seats instead.
Paul Weiss, which charges some of the highest partner billing rates in the country, recruits summer associates at Stanford Law School every year.
Megan Price, executive director of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), spoke with students in the seminar series AI for Good about varying ways to use artificial intelligence (AI) when fighting for human rights.
The panelists gave advice on topics ranging from the importance of undergraduate research experience and GPA to diversity and workplace culture.
Because the city is not building sufficient housing, Palo Alto is subject to Senate Bill 35, which forces it to automatically approve projects with half the units specifically set aside for low-income housing.
Harry Elam will remain at Stanford until the end of the academic year, beginning his new position as president of Occidental College on July 1.
Stanford professors found that government agencies use artificial intelligence to affect everything from law enforcement to education.
A bench in the Stanford Arch on Palm Drive at El Camino Real was defaced with a deceased rat on top of what appeared to be a Star of David on Wednesday.
“We’re stuck,” she said. “There is a current issue with the Office of Civil Rights, and we are not able to make any changes to our policy right now.”
On Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council unanimously adopted a new safe overnight parking program, allowing participating religious institutions to open up their parking l0ts to people living in their vehicles.