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Coursera launches humanities courses

Coursera, a start-up founded by Stanford computer science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, officially launched today, announcing new partnerships with Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan, in addition to its existing partnership with Stanford.

NYC bid informs future, admins say

After Stanford withdrew from the competition for a tech campus in New York, administrators and faculty maintain that the $3 million Stanford spent on the proposal was not wasted, and that Stanford gained much valuable experience from the venture.

Stanford officials reflect on NYC proposal

Stanford withdrew its bid for a New York applied sciences and engineering campus because the city repeatedly revised the terms of its offer and could not be trusted as a reliable partner, said Stanford administrators, responding to media reports that Stanford was not adequately prepared for the tough negotiation style of New York officials.

Prereq classes manage increasing enrollment

A number of first-year or introductory-level classes, including Math 51, Chem 31A, Econ 1A and CS 106A, with 600 students enrolled this quarter, have seen increased enrollment over the past few years, while various departments have employed a variety of tactics to keep students engaged. Math 51 is one of the most commonly taken introductory…

Act grants young adults healthcare

One million additional young adults have health insurance coverage compared to a year ago as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reported on Sept. 21. The act has had little impact on health insurance coverage rates and choices at Stanford so far, though Cardinal Care may become more expensive in future years.

Suites residents retain control over dining clubs

Suites residents reached an agreement with the University that they will be allowed to manage their own dining areas and chefs for the upcoming academic year, ending a months-long conflict between Suites Dining, formally known as the Governor's Corner Dining Societies and Residential Education (ResEd), according to Nate Boswell, associate dean of Residential Education, in an email to The Daily.

Judicial Affairs surveys students on Honor Code

Last Friday, after several delays, the Office of Judicial Affairs (OJA) closed a survey to gauge student attitudes towards the Honor Code as part of a review initiated by Vice Provost of Student Affairs Greg Boardman. The review is the first to be conducted in 13 years.

Hospitals, nurses to restart talks

Contract negotiations between the nurses and administrators at Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SH&C) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) took a turn for the worse last month when the nurses voted to authorize a strike. A federal mediator has since requested that both parties return to the bargaining table this Thursday.

Award-winning novelist discusses ethics of war writing

Celebrated writer Tim O'Brien, best known for his Vietnam War accounts in award-winning novels “Going After Cacciato” and “The Things They Carried,” delved into his personal experience with war and discussed the ethics of writing about war with Stanford professor and novelist Tobias Wolff during his Stanford visit yesterday.

Judith Jamison recounts a lifetime of dance

Before she even opened her mouth to speak, Judith Jamison received a standing ovation from the audience at Cubberley Auditorium on Monday night, when the world-renowned artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was interviewed by Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education, and shared her life story and love of dance.

Stanford researchers make early predictions on fate of embryos

Until recently, the precarious first moments of an embryo’s development have been a mystery to doctors and scientists. A team of Stanford researchers, led by obstetrics and gynecology Prof. Renee Reijo Pera, recently managed to film early embryonic development, thus discovering more accurate ways to predict the success of an embryo developing into a child.

Crothers plans for first year as global citizenship dorm

Crothers Memorial Hall joins the ranks of themed dorms this year as a “global citizenship”-focused dorm. It aims to foster a community of students interested in global issues and, according to its website, help its residents “reflect upon, and engage with, key challenges of globalization and interdependence.”

Stanford scientists join NASA sun mission

Stanford scientists have teamed up with NASA to design a satellite that observes the sun and its effects on the earth. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is part of NASA’s "Living With a Star" program and aims to understand how the sun affects our life and environment.
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