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Muslim resource center opens tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Markaz: Resource Center for Engagement with the Cultures and Peoples of the Muslim World will open its doors in the Nitery Building in Old Union after more than a decade of collaborative discussions between students, faculty and University administrators.

she++ documentary on women in CS earns national attention

she++ has grown exponentially, developing into a nationwide community that has been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch and The Huffington Post. This spring, she++ will release a documentary, launch a mentorship program and host its second annual conference, which will be free for Stanford and high school students.

CS106A enrollment reaches record high

The second-largest classroom on campus, Hewlett 200, is no longer large enough to hold the 700-plus students enrolled in CS106A this quarter. Representatives from the Stanford University Fire Marshal’s Office visited Wednesday’s lecture in the 498-person capacity room.

AlertSU timing raises questions

A school-wide alert reporting an incident of sexual battery last Wednesday has drawn questions about the timeliness and effectiveness of the Stanford University Department of Public Safety's (SUDPS) emergency notification policies. Stanford Chief of Police Laura Wilson, however, maintains that the alert system helps to notify community members of potential risks and can lead to the resolution of crimes.

Execs to hire ASSU cabinet over summer

After five weeks in office, ASSU President Robbie Zimbroff '12 and Vice President William Wagstaff '12 have yet to make cabinet staffing decisions. According to Zimbroff, the two have been working on completing administrative tasks and will begin tackling larger initiatives during the summer.

OAPE cites gains with Cardinal Nights

At the end of its first academic year, the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) has declared its newest program, Cardinal Nights, a success, despite a minor uptick in the number of students transported due to alcohol overconsumption this year.

The farm on the Farm

In the heart of Silicon Valley, less than two miles from the Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and state-of-the-art computer science buildings, is the Stanford Farm. With irises, roses and lettuce all spilling into one another, the farm is totally insulated from the fast-paced, high-stress world that surrounds it (it doesn’t even have Wi-Fi), making…

Students reflect on Admit Weekend alcohol policy

As over 1,000 prospective freshmen (ProFros) converged on campus last weekend for Admit Weekend 2012, Stanford’s normal, unofficially liberal alcohol rules were replaced by a zero-tolerance policy on the consumption of alcohol. The more stringent regime is implemented across campus for the annual event, even in residences not hosting ProFros.

ProFros reflect on new class

Prospective Freshman (ProFros) got a close-up view of the next four years of their education – including the recently revamped freshman year curriculum – during this year’s Admit Weekend, which ran from Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28.

Top world religions intertwine with democracy differently, profs say

Faculty members representing several world religions spoke Thursday night at the Stanford Humanities Center about how different faiths - including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism - can interact with democratic institutions. The event was a part of a larger year-long program by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies titled, “We the People: Islam and U.S. Politics.”

GSB, Law School top rankings

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Stanford Law School (SLS) continue to excel in the U.S. News and World Report’s (USNWR) rankings. The GSB tied with Harvard University for first place among business schools in the publication’s 2013 rankings, while the Law School was ranked second in the nation.

Journalism experts assess Bay Citizen deal

Despite minor concerns as The Bay Citizen and the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) explore the possibility of a merger, editorial staff at The Bay Citizen said they are optimistic about how the merger might affect the Peninsula’s media ecosystem. Stanford and Berkeley-based journalism experts agreed, arguing that the larger size of The Bay Citizen-CIR organization will lead to better news coverage.

Administrators await effects of Obama plans

The Offices of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid are waiting to see what impact two national higher education initiatives, set forth by President Barack Obama in his Jan. 24 State of the Union address, will have on the University. University officials interviewed by The Daily, however, said they are confident Stanford is already meeting most, if not all, of the recommendations that the government may make.
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