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Professional athlete hopefuls balance sport and school life

Many student-athletes make plans to graduate early or alter their schedules in order to pursue Olympic dreams or a professional sports career. Some athletes have to plan alternative class schedules — within University requirements — to accommodate their professional sports schedules. These strains are especially prominent this spring, with several Stanford students selected in the late-April NFL draft and participating in the upcoming summer Olympics, along with other professional sports.

Law School Dean to leave for Hewlett

Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer announced Wednesday of spring break that he will be leaving the University to serve as president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a philanthropy organization that issues grants to solve social and environmental problems. Kramer will succeed current Hewlett Foundation President Paul Brest, who also took the role upon leaving the Stanford Law School Dean position in 1999.