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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry praises SLAC researchers, talks energy obstacles

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made his final stop on his tour of national laboratories in the Bay Area at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Mar. 28, when he delivered a motivational speech to its employees. Perry praised their cutting-edge scientific research and expressed support for finding economically feasible solutions to energy challenges.

In second Tanner Lecture, Power addresses U.S. diplomacy during Trump administration

On Thursday evening, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addressed international diplomacy during Donald Trump’s presidency in her second Tanner Lecture on Human Values. In the talk, Power said that America’s global standing has fallen dramatically under Trump. Power described a new model of diplomacy to tackle what she defined as unique 21st century challenges.

City, community collaborate to tackle housing crises in Mountain View

Located just six miles outside of campus, Mountain View is an affluent city home to large corporations such as Google and LinkedIn, but the jobs-housing imbalance and swelling homelessness crisis there have prompted action from locals and city councilors alike — including open discussions of Stanford’s expansion plans and its implications for the housing crisis.…