Stanford University

  • The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley Crunch Network

    The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley

    There was a time when Stanford University was considered a second-rate engineering school. It was the early 1940s, and the Department of Defense was pressed to assemble a top-secret team to understand and attack Germany’s radar system during World War II. It’s hard to imagine Stanford passed over as an innovation hub today — Stanford has outpaced some of the biggest Ivy… Read More

  • Stanford Asks Students To Learn From Snapchat Founder’s Mistakes. We All Should.

    Stanford Asks Students To Learn From Snapchat Founder’s Mistakes. We All Should.

    Following the leak of sexist, crude emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at Stanford, the university’s Provost John Etchemendy has issued a memo to students imploring them to “learn something from this.” “We can choose to turn a blind eye to such statements and chalk them up to youthful indiscretion,” Etchemendy wrote. “Or we can be… Read More

  • Stanford University Is Going To Invest In Student Startups Like A VC Firm

    Stanford University Is Going To Invest In Student Startups Like A VC Firm

    Stanford University is going to start directly investing in students’ companies. Stanford is also giving a $3.6 million grant to StartX, a non-profit startup accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs. StartX founder and CEO Cameron Teitelman tells me Stanford will only invest in StartX companies and alumni companies. Stanford’s investment fund will have an uncapped size. Read More

  • Stanford University Is Investigating An Apparent Security Breach, Urges Community To Reset Passwords

    Stanford University Is Investigating An Apparent Security Breach, Urges Community To Reset Passwords

    Stanford University urged network users to change their passwords late Wednesday evening, explaining that it “is investigating an apparent breach of its information technology infrastructure.” Randall Livingston, Stanford’s chief financial officer, emailed the entire Stanford community, noting that Stanford does “not yet know the scope of the… Read More

  • Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

    Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

    No other university in the world has so profoundly shaped our modern age,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today in his commencement speech at Stanford University. Bloomberg’s speech was relevant to both the tech and Stanford communities, and often self serving, as he touched on entrepreneurship, immigration reform, and marriage equality. Read More

  • Class2Go: Stanford’s New Open-Source Platform For Online Education

    Class2Go: Stanford’s New Open-Source Platform For Online Education

    The cost of higher education in the U.S. today is ridiculous. Student debt shot north of $1 trillion earlier this year, for example. It’s not surprising, then, that we’re seeing growing adoption of online learning platforms and tools. MOOCs, or massive online open courses, have been the stars of a new educational model, thanks to their potential to offer quality, affordable… Read More