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Cassandra Feliciano

ResEd resolves housing mishap for selected coterm RAs

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.

New breakthrough discovered for lethal brain tumor

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.

Plummer, NYC describe vision of East Coast campus

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.

Researchers create stem cells to treat heart disease

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.

School in Review

“We’re closing in 26 days.” Richard Mojarro had only been principal at East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA) Elementary School for less than 10 months when he began making final preparation for the school’s closing in June.

Row over Row housing

Some Row house staffers are out in force this week after getting assigned to "standard" rooms rather than the "premium" singles or two-room doubles they believed they were guaranteed when they signed up to run the houses, kitchens and social events of Mayfield Avenue...

GSB paves way for GRE

Admission trends show that more than 300 business schools, including the top M.B.A. program schools, are following Stanford’s lead in giving applicants the option of taking the GRE in place of the GMAT, according to a recent piece in U.S. News & World Report...

Plant pathogen behavior is tissue-specific, says bio prof

Stanford researchers reported a first-time discovery of tissue-specific targeting in pathogens that could revolutionize research on disease treatment in both plants and humans. The findings of this study on tumor-causing corn fungi, published in Science earlier this month, oust conventional ideas about how pathogens attack their hosts.

Fewer coterms?

Some administrators attribute the decline to myriad reasons; in other departments, applications are up, and the drop rate also varies across departments.

Surfing for Love

Rosenfeld launched the How Couples Meet and Stay Together (HCMST) project at the end of last year in an effort to track the romantic practices of contemporary Americans.

Kings of the Kitchen

Hashers are jacks-of-all-trade in the Stanford kitchens, assisting in a variety of tasks from food preparation to clean-up to cold and hot runs to manning the cash register. In fact, many prominent Stanford alums — including Vice Provost John Bravman, ‘79, MS ‘81, PhD ‘85 — used to call themselves hashers.
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