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Brendan O'Byrne
Brendan is a senior staff writer at The Stanford Daily. Previously he was the executive editor, the deputy editor, a news desk editor and a writer for the news section. He's a history major originally from New Orleans.

Kardinal Kink attempts to become new student group

Kardinal Kink meets in an unmarked room in Kimball Hall. The group, which recently had its petition to become recognized as a student group by the University rejected by Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), serves as a support and advocacy group for the kink community at Stanford and draws anywhere from eight to 30 attendees at their meetings.

Custodians at Stanford Hospital express grievances with managers

In an auditorium in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge at Stanford Hospital, 13 custodians from the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital and Clinics sit in a semicircle to talk. Some of them are new employees, hired just weeks ago. Others have been working at Stanford for 21, 27 or even 37 years. Whether they’re veterans or rookies, however, they all agree: There’s never been a worse time to be a custodian at the hospital.

Tuesday, July 3: The Daily Brief

Starbucks in Tresidder | According to several sources, Starbucks will open in Tresidder Union when construction is finished in the space, located between the main dining area and the Student Store. The Office of Student Affairs and Residential Dining and Enterprises have declined to confirm or comment. Nneka Ogwumike continues success in WNBA | The recent…

Senator scrutinizes claims by Judicial Affairs co-chair

Michele Dauber, Stanford law professor and co-chair of the Judicial Affairs Committee, made misleading statements to an assembly of student representatives last Wednesday regarding the new Alternative Review Process (ARP) for sexual assault cases on campus. ASSU Senator Ben Laufer ‘12 said at the Senate’s Tuesday meeting, at which Dauber was not present, that he felt she “misled to the point where she even actually might have lied to us.” Laufer later apologized for saying Dauber may have lied.

MacGregor-Dennis ‘outsources’ student email addresses

ASSU Vice President and current Executive candidate Stewart MacGregor-Dennis ‘13, along with a friend whom he declined to name, has paid for over $2,000 of personal and ASSU-related services through an ODesk account, including one task that involved giving access to student names and emails to third-party contractors to aggregate the data.

Live Blog: The ASSU Exec Debate

Tonight at 6:30 in The CoHo, the candidates for ASSU Executive will be answering questions about their platforms. In addition to full coverage for tomorrow, we’ll be live blogging the entire thing at our new ASSU blog, so check it out if you can’t attend.
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