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Q&A: Laura Jones on preserving Stanford’s archaeological sites and historic buildings

Dr. Laura Jones is the Stanford Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist. Jones coordinates preservation efforts for areas of the University’s campus, including hundreds of historic buildings and more than 100 campus archaeological sites. She oversaw excavation of the former Men’s Gymnasium — which was destroyed during the Great Earthquake of 1906 — and the transformation of the Old Chemistry Building, among other historical archaeology projects.

Sanskriti organizes support for Nepal

On Wednesday night, Sanskriti, Stanford’s South Asian undergraduate organization, held a vigil to honor the lives lost in the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. Several students, community members and others working on earthquake relief efforts spoke at the vigil, sharing their thoughts and experiences. There were also tables set up with representatives from…