With an expected budget deficit of $9.2 billion for the fiscal year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is considering closing a number of offices, including 114 in California, several of which are close to campus.
Halfway through its season, the Stanford women’s soccer team is looking primed for a championship run, as they dominated a hapless Arizona team at home in a 7-0 victory Saturday night to improve to 9-0-1 in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
The quest to build a Stanford hub on the East Coast continues as the University announced that it will respond to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Request for Proposals(RFP) for a new or expanded graduate engineering and applied sciences campus in the city.
Every summer, Stanford Conferences hosts between 250 and 300 conferences on campus with a total of between 16,000 and 20,000 guests. These conferences cover a broad spectrum of subjects and audiences of nearly all ages. All Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) revenue generated from summer conferences hosted on campus is used to subsidize the cost of room and board for students during the rest of the year, according to University officials.
The University announced earlier this month that it is launching a new International Travel Assistance Program intended to provide improved medical, personal, travel and security assistance services to Stanford affiliates who are traveling abroad on University-related business, research or programs.
Sean Wilentz, a professor at Princeton University, spoke yesterday to an audience of mostly professors and members of the Stanford community. The talk was the first of Wilentz’s two events in the 2011 Wesson Lecture Series, entitled “The Long and Tragical History of Post-Partisanship.”
John Micklethwait, the editor in chief of the Economist, spoke Tuesday afternoon at the Bechtel Conference Center to a packed crowd of Stanford scholars, students and community members. The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Europe Center sponsored the talk, which was a part of the Payne Distinguished Lectureship series.
Two studies from the School of Medicine, published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, revealed that an expensive blood-clotting drug intended only for hemophilia patients has been mainly prescribed for patients without this disorder. This practice, however, may pose certain health risks.