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Josh Hoyt

Water in the West

Water in the West, formed in January 2010, is a joint program by the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. It aims to engage in research and policy initiatives from various academic disciplines in order to deliver solutions for the key water challenges in the western United States.

No clear policy on medical marijuana

While some Stanford students continue to use prescribed medical marijuana, University policy regarding the drug remains unclear due to conflicts between state and federal law, campus officials said.

Occupy Stanford expands

The Occupy Stanford movement is extending its efforts beyond Meyer Library with new on-campus initiatives, in addition to participation in neighboring city protests and collaboration with other universities on a new Occupy Education movement.

FTC seeks to rein in Facebook

Public fear over online privacy has been ramping up, and for Julie Brill, a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, the increased attention is warranted. In an informal talk at the Stanford Law School, Commissioner Brill said the FTC is focusing increasing attention on the privacy policies of cyber companies from Facebook to the latest smart-phone applications.

Law professors react to PIPA, SOPA legislation

Congress is expected to consider two bills when it returns from recess on Jan. 24: the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP Act or PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The legislation is of major concern to Stanford thought leaders, in addition to nationwide legal experts, online security experts, Internet activists and the founders of many of Silicon Valley’s largest companies.

Harvard professor addresses 2012 ‘Hacktivism’

In a talk given at Stanford Law School on Tuesday, Harvard Professor of Law and Computer Science Jonathan Zittrain expressed concern both over the Internet being too consolidated and controlled, as well as concern about security issues highlighted by “hacktivism” in 2011.

Group helps form haven for homeless

Night Outreach, a Stanford student group dedicated to serving and establishing a relationship with the local homeless community, has partnered with InnVision, the largest provider of housing in Santa Clara County, in an effort to establish an area, women-only shelter.

Occupy Wall Street comes to Stanford

While the recent Occupy Wall Street movement has been spreading to major cities across the nation over the past month, the campaign has now recently appeared on campus. Earlier this week, fliers advertising a “general assembly” to be held today at noon in White Plaza began to appear across campus.

Stanford breaks ground in west-campus gym

Construction on the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center will be finished by winter quarter 2013, administrators predict. The new gym will closely resemble the existing Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation (ACSR) from the outside and will have the same 75,000-square-foot size, but will not include the same facilities for Stanford athletic teams. Workers…

Farber discusses Texan secession

In Tuesday’s talk titled “A Constitutional Conversation with Dan Farber: Why Rick Perry is Wrong About Secession and What the Answers Imply About Federal Power,” Farber, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, gave a definitive answer to the question, “Does any state have the right to secede?”

Construction begins on final engineering building

Construction began recently this summer on the final building in the Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ), which will house the bioengineering and chemical engineering departments. This building will be the fourth in the SEQ, joining the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2) and the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center and…

Stanford Hospital announces Nevada neurosurgery clinic

Stanford Hospital and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals of Nevada are partnering to expand the St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery, the institutions recently announced. This move marks the first time Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) will collaborate with an out-of-state facility.

Study shows identity rhetoric increases voter turnout

A recent study by the Stanford Psychology Department has shown that voter turnout can be significantly increased in state and national elections by using nouns instead of verbs--that is, asking people if they are “voters” instead of asking them “to vote.”

Police Blotter

This report covers a selection of incidents from July 11 to July 19 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety bulletin.

Police Blotter

This report covers a selection of incidents from July 6 to July 10 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety bulletin. During this period, there were several bike thefts on campus.
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