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A look back at the history of the ASSU

As we approach the 2016 Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections, students will have the opportunity to vote on a student body Executive, a Senate, class presidents, special fees for student groups and referenda to express the student body’s opinion. Over the course of the ASSU’s 100-year history, each of the ASSU’s branches has…

New course aims to give students real-world research experience

A new pilot program aims to take students out of the classroom and into the fields. After taking ECON 121: Social Science Field Research Methods and Applications in the Spring, student spent three weeks in Puebla, Mexico to conduct field research on whether providing information on a household’s’ electricity bill and simple methods to reduce energy consumption would lead to a decreased energy bill for a house.

Researchers modify hepatitus B virus for targeted drug delivery

Stanford researchers have redesigned the hepatitis B virus so that it is invisible to the immune system and can target certain cells without delivering an infectious payload. This report was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering James Swartz, who led the report, hopes his findings will advance targeted drug delivery.