Residential Education staff and current residential assistants on the Row have reached a final resolution after ResEd initially reversed job offers for three coterm RAs for the 2011-12 academic year. The resolution came after current RAs in the affected houses questioned ResEd’s original decision to reject certain RA hires.
Scientists at the School of Medicine have created an animal model of a rare and fatal brain tumor affecting young children. This model is the first of its kind and will allow scientists to better study Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIGP), a disease that is fatal for nearly all children who are diagnosed, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Universities across the globe are going public to respond to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s invitation to create an applied sciences campus in the city. At the same time, school officials and city representatives are elaborating on their vision of a New York City campus, as the Mar. 16 deadline for “expressions of interest” approaches.
Stanford researchers at the School of Medicine can now march to the sound of a different beat. In a study published yesterday, associate professor of neurobiology Ricardo Dolmetsch and his team unveiled a technique that, for the first time, allows scientists to convert human skin cells to heart cells and develop treatments for cardiac deficiencies.
To boost the number of low-income applicants, the nation’s Dept. of Education has made changes to the FAFSA forms for easy completion.
Students work to get the community involved in fighting for farmworkers’ rights by soliciting signatures from Trader Joe’s shoppers to urge the supermarket to vow to buy from growers that meet safe working conditions.
Jeremy Bailenson’s new virtual reality lab, construction for which began in September and is due to end next winter, will focus on multisensory simulations.
A Vaden survey that has been circulating via email since last week turns out to be part of a $500,000 federal grant to help Stanford respond to survivors of sexual abuse and educate the student body on the issue.