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Katie Zingheim

As America goes to the polls, eight key Senate races come down to the wire

When the polls opened today, Nov. 4, 36 Senate seats were on the ballot. The current Senate count is 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans, but most major news organizations and forecasters predict that the Republican Party is likely to regain the majority. The outcome will depend on eight toss-up seats: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

Student groups respond to Israel-Palestine conflict

Members of Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a public protest last week in White Plaza. On the steps of the stage across from Tresidder Union, students used chalk to write the names and ages of children killed in the Israel-Gaza conflict that unfolded over the summer.

Departments assess impact of Thinking Matters

A new freshman requirement designed to replace the often-criticized Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) program will feature a lower student-to-faculty ratio and a much more diverse course offering, according to University administrators involved in its creation. However, with the program’s debut only a week away, department chairs are still assessing how this change in academic policy will affect their operations.
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