WDCSA Newsletter – October 2018

This month’s newsletter is available for download in PDF format.

End of Summer & Welcome to DC Happy Hour

Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Duke’s Grocery
1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Join the WDCSA and Cardinal Young Alumni groups for our annual end-of-summer bash sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association. Celebrate the end of summer with fellow Stanford grads and welcome new Stanford alumni to the DC area at an extended happy hour at Duke’s Grocery!

We have reserved the second floor at Dukes! Food and drinks will be provided.

Bring fellow alumni.

To register, please use this link: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/welcometodchh

OVAL Training

Thursday, October 11, 7-8:30 pm

Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

OVAL is hosting a training session for alumni interested in meeting and interviewing Stanford applicants. The session will be led by Assistant Dean Femi Ogundele.

RSVP by Sunday, October 7th, to Margaret “Maggie” New, at maggienew10@gmail.com.

WDCSA Stanford Football Game Watches

Fall 2018

Ventnor Sports Café
2411 18th St NW, Washington, DC

Come join the Washington DC Stanford Association and fellow alumni to cheer on the Cardinal this season at our official bar, Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan. In addition to Stanford Pint Glass giveaways, there will be drink specials for Stanford Alumni. Ventnor is accessible by public transit on the Red Line (DuPont Circle and Woodley Park) or the Green/Yellow Line (Columbia Heights and U Street).

See below for upcoming schedule:

  • Stanford vs. Utah : Saturday, Oct 6th, TBD
  • Stanford vs. Arizona State : Thursday, Oct 18th, 9 pm
  • Stanford vs. Washington St: Saturday, Oct 27th, TBD
  • Stanford vs. Washington: Saturday, Nov 3rd, TBD
  • Stanford vs. Oregon State: Saturday, Nov 10th, TBD

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Arty ’10 at patriciaarty@alumni.stanford.edu.

19: The Musical at Arts Club of Washington

Wednesday, October 17, 7-9 pm

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street NW, Washington, DC 

Join WDCSA for an exclusive preview of “19,” a musical that captures the story of the Suffragette movement and women’s voting rights.

The performance will be hosted at the Historic Arts Club of Washington, which once served as both home to James Monroe and where he was inaugurated as the 5th President of the United States, a speakeasy for patrons such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and home to America’s First Weatherman! Today, the Arts Club is a museum and hosts a number of art exhibitions, which will be open to guests of the musical.

After the show, we will have the opportunity to speak directly with the cast and producers, as well as mingle with the local arts community through FABUM, a DC-based non-profit arts organization. The evening will offer an open bar as well as hors d’oeuvres.

The price is $29 for WDCSA members and guests; $49 for non-WDCSA members and guests; with a $10 discount for young alumni (’14 – ’18).  Please note that there are a limited number of tickets available for this event, so please register early (registration closes October 10) at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event28101. We regret that no refunds will be given after October 10.

The venue is an easy walk from the Foggy Bottom, Farragut West and Farragut North metro stations. In addition, free parking is available at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Please contact Ingrid Jernudd, ’15 (ingridj@alumni.stanford.edu) or Anja Young, ’16 (anjayoung388@gmail.com) with any questions.

Boomers to Busters Ghosts of Capitol Hill Walking Tour

Friday, October 26, 7-8:30 pm

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 

If you think Capitol Hill is scary during the day – imagine what it is like at night when the ghosts come out!

After several years of successful Halloween tours, we are headed to a new area:  Capitol Hill!  Come hear about the ghosts that continue to haunt the Capitol building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress, among others.

The tour will take place rain or shine. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 10 to 21 – minimum age is 10. Meeting location TBA. 

If you have questions about the tour, contact Margot Ross at margot.j.ross@gmail.com.

For more information about BtoB go to: https://dc.uchicagoalumni.org/boomerstobusters.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Potluck 

Sunday, October 28, 4-6 pm

Potomac, Md

National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th – October 15th each year, celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Join Lucy and Cesar Lopez, P ’16, for a potluck at their home to commemorate this celebration. Bring a dish or desert to share.

Contact lucyabsi@hotmail.comfor more information and to RSVP.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party

Saturday, November 17

Location and Kick-off Time TBD

It’s time to put on your Cardinal red and cheer on the Stanford football team in the 121st Big Game! The Washington D.C. Stanford Association is co-hosting the annual Big Game viewing party with the Cal Alumni Association. Details are being finalized and will be provided when available.

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford undergraduate Lena Zlock is developing a first-ever digital humanities study of Voltaire’s personal library, which contains over 6,700 books. She aims to make the library’s contents easily accessible and searchable online.
  • The Times Higher Education (THE) has released the World University Rankings for 2019, and seven educational institutions from the United States are featured in the top 10. The universities from the U.S. that have made the cut are Stanford University (Ranked 3rd), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (4th), California Institute of Technology (5th), Harvard University (6th), Princeton University (7th), Yale University (8th) and the University of Chicago (10th).
  • Stanford will seek to rename Serra Mall in honor of Jane Stanford.  Stanford will rename some campus features named for Father Junipero Serra, the 18th-century founder of the California mission system, but will retain the Serra name and the names of other Spanish missionaries and settlers on other campus features, based on the recommendations of a university committee of faculty, students, staff and alumni. The historical record confirms that the mission system inflicted great harm and violence on Native Americans, and Stanford has several features named for Serra even though he played no direct role in the university’s history.