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Kathleen Chaykowski

Editor’s Farewell: From service to self-discovery

As a student journalist, I have found that it can be extremely gratifying to receive individual feedback from readers. There is one email I received during my freshman year which stands out clearly in my mind. To me, it signifies the time at which I began seriously considering journalism in the context of public service.

Letter from the Editor: On The Daily’s website construction

Thank you for your patience as The Daily continues to construct its new website. This new site, launched in late November, features a new design, a varied layout on section pages and increased multimedia flexibility. Our staff is working as quickly as it can to identify and resolve wrinkles in the site layout and functioning. We are currently working to enable pagination within sections and adjust paragraph spacing on former stories.

Editor’s welcome: safeguarding free press

The Daily’s independent status is something I’ve come to take very seriously. After spending this past summer reporting in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region where the press is not completely free, I have come to see a liberalized press as a truly essential aspect of a humanitarian, democratic society, and something we should never take for granted.

The Daily brief: August 16, 2011

Three Stanford CS classes to be offered free online... SLAC welcomes new associate lab director.... Tara VanDerveer's Hall of Fame speech online.... Palo Alto launches solar power initiative with local businesses... Stanford news from around the Web for August 16, 2011

The Daily brief: August 9, 2011

Researchers make a protein that could halt cancer... Stanford's Nicholas Bloom on what causes recession.... VanDerveer to join Basketball Hall of Fame... Stanford news from around the Web for August 9, 2011

The Daily brief: August 2, 2011

Stanford biology redesigns its core... KZSU to cover Outside Lands.... New University employee medical plan to start 2012... Prof. Shoven on the debt crisis... Stanford news from around the Web for August 2, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 26, 2011

Study reveals decrease in American securities filings ... New 235-ton installation at Cantor... East Palo Alto sees its fourth homicide in two weeks.... Prof. Gary Segura on Obama and Latino voters.... Stanford news from around the Web for July 26, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 19, 2011

Research on voters and identity could increase turnout… Stanford Hospital & Clinics ranks high on US News charts… Palo Alto considers new car-dwelling policy… A word for the day… Stanford news from around the Web for July 19, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 12, 2011

Stanford hospital expansion project gets final approval... Stanford engineers bring science one step closer to replicating the human brain -- electronically... Palo Alto denies Foothill College the purchase of eight acres of land for new education school... A human biology professor is featured on a Faculty Senate iTunes series... Stanford news from around the Web for July 12, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 5, 2011

The Cardinal wins the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for its 17th consecutive year... 2011 Knight Fellows unveil projects for journalism's future... President of Mexico Felipe Calderon and his role in the 2012 race for the Mexican presidency... English professor Michele Elam on mixed-race stereotypes today... Stanford news from around the Web for July 5, 2011.

The Daily brief: June 28, 2011

Stanford Hospital delayed by day care safety concern... PG&E to complete utility work and testing on campus... Study sheds light on Stanford's endowment... University Director of Admissions on student competition... Stanford news from around the Web for June 28, 2011.

The Daily brief: June 20, 2011

Supreme Court's order on San Quentin State Prison leaves unclear future for non-profit state prison programs... University of Alberta medical dean resigns after plagiarizing speech delivered at Stanford last year... Updated Commencement coverage... Can water molecules be split by the sun? Stanford researchers may have an answer... Stanford's swim program earns medals in Santa Clara in weekend competition... Stanford news from around the Web for Monday, June 20, 2011

The Daily brief: June 14, 2011

Art donation | Stanford University announced on Tuesday that it will receive a major donation of postwar art from Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and their daughter, Mary Patricia Pence. Many expected the collection, estimated at $100 million in value, to be donated to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Stanford plans…

Commencement and The Daily’s summer schedule

For Stanford's Class of 2011, last week culminated in the Wacky Walk and a Commencement address delivered yesterday by Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, in honor of the University's 120th Commencement. For The Stanford Daily staff, last week saw the 74th issue and last print edition of Volume 239 with The Daily's Commencement Issue. The 26-page issue came out on newsstands last Friday and highlights some of our best coverage over the past year, including Stanford's victory at the Orange Bowl in January, the Farm's reactions to the death of Osama Bin Laden, a features profile exploring what the U.S. Senate's blockage of the DREAM Act means for college-aged immigrants, the Faculty Senate's vote to invite ROTC to return to campus and a series of former Managing Editor of Graphics Anastasia Yee's Intermission covers. The issue also features nine reflections written by graduating seniors who have served as editors at The Daily. As these seniors shift gears to pursue great things this summer, The Daily hopes to as well.

Hot on the Trail

Small explosions are fairly routine while racing a solar car for a month straight, said Hall, who was one of nearly a dozen Stanford students to spend this summer competing in the North American Solar Challenge.
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