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Apr 19 2018 | Michael Taylor
Bill Burr starts his stand-up comedy special You People are all the Same by telling his audience why he wants to get a gun. “What am I gonna do when the zombies come?” he asks. “ . . . If you don’t know how to fight, all you’re doing is gathering supplies for the toughest guy on the block, right...
Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
For anyone living on or near the Stanford campus, it’s not unusual to see white cars on the road with no driver in the front seat. This is, after all, Silicon Valley, and autonomous vehicles are not only the future but our present. As we inch closer to realizing this mode of transportation in a...
Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
Just before she started her undergraduate coursework at the University of Wisconsin, Lindsey Chambers asked a friend’s older brother, who had attended the same school, what his favorite class had been. His answer surprised her a little: Philosophy 101. “I had no idea what I was in for, but if it...
Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
In some ways, Fay Niker had been working towards her specific position as a postdoc at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society for years. She had seen the call for applications years ago while completing an MPhil at Oxford, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Niker had been...
Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
From a young age, Ted Lechterman was sensitive to injustice. This heightened sensitivity led him into political activism as a teen, and a pursuit of a political science bachelor’s degree, with the goal of eventually working in political policy or advocacy. “But something about my coursework didn’t...

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