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Lecture series discusses Gulf oil spill

Horne spoke in Hewlett Auditorium as the first lecturer in a two-part series entitled, “The Deepwater Horizon Disaster and the Future of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.” The series aims to answer three fundamental questions about the catastrophe: how did it happen, why are we drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at all and what are some of the long-term consequences of the spill?

ASSU executives, former nominees reflect on Constitutional Council process

In June, Brianna Pang ’13, Oz Hasbún ’13 and Alex Katz ’12 received an e-mail from ASSU president Angelina Cardona ’11 informing them of her intent to nominate them as members of the Constitutional Council, the judicial ruling body of the ASSU. Four months later, Pang, Hasbún and Katz each received another e-mail from Cardona, but this time with a different message: they had been replaced. Three new nominees, David Hoyt ’12, J’vona Ivory ’11 and Samir Siddhanti ’12 had been offered the three available council positions.

University launches child-care program for faculty

In 2007, a survey by the Faculty Development & Diversity Office showed that almost a third of Stanford faculty missed five or more days of work annually to take care of an ill child, causing a potential loss in productivity. To alleviate this problem, the University recently launched a program that aims to meet the child-care needs of Stanford faculty, funded through a partnership between the provost and the School of Medicine.