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The Daily brief: June 30, 2011

Stanford Lively Arts awarded $500,000 grant… U.S. Dept. of Education launches tuition rankings list… Warming could alter wine landscape, study says… Stanford grads show startup spirit… Carragee on potential bias in papers on Medtronic device… Stanford news from around the Web for June 30, 2011.

The Daily brief: June 21, 2011

Hospital delays expansion after complaints… Board of Trustees approves University budget, construction projects… Palo Alto approves city budget… Alum elected to Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board… Jaramillo on “green energy” and price law… Stanford news from around the Web for June 21, 2011.

Experts debate path to ‘food security’

Peter Timmer, visiting professor at the Freeman Spogli Program on Food Security and the Environment, and Michigan State University professor Thom Jayne debated how to promote “food security” in developing countries on Thursday. The lecture was the fourth session in a series presented by the program that brings experts in food economics to speak at Stanford.

Contractor to manage GovCo eating clubs

The University is soliciting contractors to take control over the management of Governor’s Corner Dining Society, also known as the Suites eating clubs. According to Suites eating club chief executive Morgan Priestley, Student Organized Services (SOS), which also manages Row chefs and trains some self-op staff, will receive the contract.