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After Prop 36 victory, Three Strikes Project shifts focus

Even before California voters weighed in on Proposition 36 — a ballot measure that revises the state’s three strikes law — the Stanford Law School Three Strikes Project began working with clients who would be able to apply for re-sentencing hearings if the November measure passed. Co-authored by Three Strikes Project Director Michael Romano and…

Stakes high for Silicon Valley this election

Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. are 3,000 miles apart, but policy and economics tie them closely together. Though technology policy and regulation rarely make it into candidates’ stump speeches, the policies of the next president will impact the hiring of foreign workers, government investment in technology and privacy laws — all of which have profound…

A history of Stanford abroad

The first round of applications to Stanford’s Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) Spring 2013 programs will close next Sunday, Oct. 14. BOSP currently has 11 locations – Australia, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago. The Daily took a look at the long-term study abroad program’s evolution.

Distance learning successful

During a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 13, electrical engineering professor Bernd Girod indicated that if Stanford’s NYC campus proposal is approved, the University will “leverage distance learning and telepresence technologies extensively.”

Assault policy under review

The Sexual Violence Advisory Board (SVAB) and the Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA) aim to complete an evaluation of the way University officials have responded to sexual assault cases on campus since the pilot launch of the Alternative Review Process (ARP) in 2010, according to Assistant Dean of Student Life Jamie Pontius-Hogan.

Calderon speaks to class of 2011

At Stanford’s 120th commencement, Mexican President Felipe Calderon emphasized in his keynote address the importance of maintaining one’s principles, even when they are challenged. Calderon also stressed the graduates’ responsibility to use their education to find solutions to world problems, drawing upon his own personal and political experiences to illustrate these points.

Police chief says crime trends show little change

Though an increase in community alerts from the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) may have given the impression crimes were on the rise in the 2010-11 academic year, Police Chief Laura Wilson said campus crime trends remain similar to those of past years.

Searsville committee draws local criticism

Stanford recently named five faculty members to a committee designed to determine the future of Searsville Dam. The new committee, however, has sparked some concern among due to its lack of representation from the outside community or local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
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