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Stanford’s satellite campus to forge bond with Redwood City

In 2008, Stanford approached Redwood City with a prospective economic transaction: The University was looking to expand past the Farm, developing plans for a nearby “satellite campus,” and Redwood City had a 35-acre chunk of prime real estate available next to Highway 101, just seven miles northwest of the Stanford campus.

Q+A: Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador

Ryan Crocker is a six-time U.S. Ambassador, serving in Afghanistan (2011-2012), Iraq (2007-2009), Pakistan (2004-2007), Syria (1998-2001), Kuwait (1994-1997) and Lebanon (1990-1993). While at Stanford for a lecture organized by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Crocker sat down with The Daily to discuss his diplomatic career through war and peace.

Duke professor to lead journalism program

James Hamilton, director of Duke University’s De Witt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, will join Stanford in the fall as director of the Graduate Program in Journalism. Hamilton, who will also serve as a professor of communication, will replace Ann Grimes in the post.

Stanford opens new Human Rights Center

Professor of Law James Cavallaro, founder and director of Stanford’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, will also lead Stanford's new Human Rights Center. "I think we are not just on the map, but well on the way to having the leading human rights offerings of any law school in the country,” Cavallaro said.

Focus groups examine course evaluations

A faculty committee aimed at reforming Stanford’s course evaluation system held six focus groups with undergraduate students from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 in an effort to solicit student feedback on a process that, according to committee chair Russell Berman, “leaves much to be desired.”

Tubbs gears up for Election Day

Stockton City Council candidate Michael Tubbs '12 has had a bit of practice firing up audiences, having spent the last nine months trying to convince Stockton that he has the passion and dedication to effect positive change in the ailing city.
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