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Alexandra Bourdillon
Alexandra Bourdillon '18 is a freshman from Cupertino, CA. When she's not eating waffles, she can be found reading tea leaves or quantifying the land-speed velocity of a swallow (African, not European). After Stanford she hopes to explore the world, although the Bay Area will always be her home. To contact Alexandra, email her at abourdil ‘at’

Stanford Cyber Initiative receives Hewlett Foundation grant

The Stanford Cyber Initiative was recently awarded $15 million from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to approach cyber issues through interdisciplinary examination. The sum is part of $65 million that the Hewlett Foundation's Cyber Initiative will distribute over the next five years. MIT and UC-Berkeley are also recipients of the grant.

GSB announces online LEAD Certificate program

Last week, the Graduate School of Business (GSB) announced an online program targeted at engaging working executives in a part-time, cohort-based, self-paced curriculum. The program is called the LEAD Certificate and derives its name from a few guiding principles: Learn, Engage, Accelerate and Disrupt.

Contemplation by Design Week begins Nov. 3, emphasizing calm, meditation

Next week, a host of wellness groups will guide the community in meditative opportunities to celebrate the “Power of the Pause” during the first ever Contemplation by Design Week. The inauguration of this program is paired with the recent opening of the Windhover Contemplative Center, which is a special meditative resource. The whole week is an invitation to the entire community, students, faculty, staff and maintenance, to explore the value of experiencing time away from daily routine.
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