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Lea Sparkman

New engineering course partners with German university

The Stanford School of Engineering has announced a new course, Engineering 311C: Expanding Engineering Limits: Culture, Diversity, and Gender (ENGR 311C), for this fall, which will investigate the topics of culture, diversity and gender with respect to the engineering world. The course features a partnership with Aachen University in Germany, providing the class with the opportunity to discuss international perspectives on prevalent topics.

Stanford professor proposes fourth branch of government

According to Bruce Owen, professor emeritus of economics at Stanford, these three branches of the government have become so corrupt and filled with elite politicians that our governmental structure may benefit from a change. Owen has proposed the addition of a fourth “Umpire” branch to limit corruption within the government.

NBC’s hidden gem ‘Welcome to Sweden’ returns for sharp second season

Season two of NBC’s “Welcome to Sweden” whimsically explores the subtle cultural differences between the United States and Sweden as protagonists Bruce (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Josephine Bornebush) prepare for marriage. Unlike the vignette-style episodes in season one, season two follows one consistent plot — the couple’s wedding struggles — carving out space for deeper…
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