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Ellen Huet
Ellen Huet is currently a senior staff writer at The Daily; she joined the staff in fall 2008 and served one volume as managing news editor in fall and early winter of 2010-2011. Reach her at ehuet at stanford dot edu. Fan mail and sternly worded complaints are equally welcome.

Some custodians remain in job limbo

Stanford’s transition to a new contractor for campus custodial services on Dec. 1 created complications for a small number of custodial employees, who are now scheduled to enter an arbitration process through the employees’ union and the new subcontractor, UGL (UNICCO). News of the change in contractors sparked e-mail petitions throughout the school and a…

Student gov’t groups hold final fall meetings

Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ‘82 had an informal discussion on the state of the University with the ASSU Undergraduate Senate and the Graduate Student Council (GSC) at last Wednesday’s Joint Legislative meeting, outlining future construction projects for campus and answering questions from senators and council members about his take on several campus issues.

Prop. 23 defeated by wide margin

California voters soundly voted down Proposition 23 on Tuesday night by 60 percent as of press time, with 47 percent of precincts reporting. Prop 23, largely backed by two Texas oil companies, Valero and Tesoro, sought to suspend California’s AB 32 law, which was signed into law in 2006 and requires that state greenhouse gas emission levels be lowered to 1990 levels by 2020.

Art professor’s exhibit attacked

A week of picketing outside a controversial art exhibit by a Stanford professor culminated when a woman broke into the museum and destroyed the art, which depicts a man who resembles Jesus Christ receiving oral sex.

Rankings season places Stanford all over the board

As the summer rush of college rankings comes to a close, Stanford dropped one place from its long-held number No. 4 spot on the U.S. News and World Report ranking, but the University’s name is beginning to show up on many other alternative lists that offer some variety from the monolithic U.S. News.

New federal mandate requires early access to textbook information

As a result of a newly enacted federal mandate, textbook prices -- and the sticker shock that often accompanies them -- will be available to all students as soon as registration opens, ideally allowing for students to make financially informed decisions about textbook purchases before the bookstore even stocks its shelves.

The Daily brief: Aug. 31, 2010

Stem cell research ... Cardinals at the US Open ... High Speed Rail woes ... Hennessy and the AAU ... Water filtering ... Stanford news from around the web for Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.

The Daily brief: Aug. 19, 2010

ASSU Pakistan meeting on Friday ... Cardinal athletes on the national front ... Stanford GSB wins silver ... Stand up more ... Space travel (ooh) ... Stanford news from around the web for Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010.

The Daily brief: Aug. 17, 2010

French lecturer Nelee Langmuir dies at 78 ... Memorial schedule for BIll Lane ... Finding Jupiter starts to make it in the real world ... The other side of rankings ... Stanford news from around the web for Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.

The Daily brief: Aug. 13, 2010

Stanford is sixth in Forbes' college rankings ... Obama to honor NCAA champs ... Caltrain discusses cutbacks ... Helmet motivation ... Stanford news from around the web for Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.
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