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Billy Gallagher
Billy Gallagher is a senior staff writer at The Stanford Daily. He has previously worked at The Daily as editor in chief, a managing editor of news, news desk editor, sports desk editor and staff development editor. He is a junior from Villanova, PA majoring in Economics. He is also a writer for TechCrunch.

Chip Kelly leaves Oregon

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is leaving the Ducks to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, as first reported by ESPN Wednesday morning. Kelly was pursued by a number of NFL teams, particularly the Cleveland Browns and the Eagles, but it appeared as though he was returning to Oregon earlier this month. Kelly was…

Live Blog: #13 Stanford vs. #2 Oregon

5:14 PM: Here we go, in Hogan’s first road start 5:15 PM: It’s 3rd and 4 and this place is absurdly loud 5:15 PM: Hogan is sacked and the Card will punt 5:20: Good effort by the Card D and the Card has the ball at the 30 after a Ducks punt 5:16 PM: The…

Q&A: President John Hennessy on online education

Stanford University President John Hennessy sat down with The Stanford Daily on Oct. 29 to discuss a wide range of topics, including online education, Stanford’s failed campaign for a New York City campus last fall, Stanford’s fundraising successes and more. This is the first of three installments of that interview; this one focuses on online education.

Undrafted & Underrated: Stanford WR Griff Whalen works to join his best friend, Andrew Luck, on the Colts’ roster

A shortened version of this story appeared in The New York Times' college sports blog The Quad and in The Daily print edition today. “With the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck, quarterback, Stanford…” Luck strides across the Radio City Music Hall stage in a dark-blue suit and a tie with lilac and lavender stripes, his normally shaggy hair groomed for the occasion. He bear-hugs the league commissioner and flashes a goofy smile for the rows of cameras. Back at Stanford, in the Rains apartment he shares with Luck, Griff Whalen is also beaming. Staring at the 36-inch TV in the corner of their living room, he watches as the kid from Houston that he’s known since freshman year, talks to Deion Sanders on ESPN.

Cory Booker delivers 2012 commencement address

“This University and this moment fills me with a sense of gratitude. Today is not just a day of celebration but a day of appreciation.” Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ‘92, mayor of Newark, NJ, delivered the keynote address today to the class of 2012 at Stanford’s 121st Commencement. Booker gave a very personal speech, focusing on his father and grandfather and sharing from his experiences in Newark.

NYC mayor awards NYU public land

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded New York University (NYU) public land in downtown Brooklyn Monday to build an applied sciences campus. NYU is the second winner, following Cornell in December, in the mayor’s competition granting city money to boost the New York’s technology sector.

University elaborates on NYC withdrawal

Administrators responded to questions about the University’s Dec. 16 withdrawal of StanfordNYC, its $2.5 billion proposal to build a graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City, in a press release published on Tues., Dec. 27.

Stanford submits final NYC proposal

Stanford University submitted its proposal today to build a $2.5 billion, 1.9 million square-foot graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City. If the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) selects Stanford’s proposal, the city will grant the University land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million to develop its campus over the next 30 years.
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