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This Stanford life

The McDonald’s ball pit of my childhood was the Kailua Public Library. This was the place where I transitioned from being read to by my mother to selecting what I would read to myself. Wednesdays at Aikahi Elementary School ended early, and so my babysitter Ms. Jolene and I would hop into her yellow jeep,…

Rally? Not in these libraries

Libraries 1, band 0 is the score today after the Stanford band agreed to back down from a traditional run through the libraries the night before spring finals begin — tonight. “The band has a dishonorable history of misbehaving in the libraries,” said library communications director Andrew Herkovic. “The University library wants no part of it.”

E-dissertations popular among graduate students

When the University announced last November that doctoral dissertations and masters dissertations from some engineering disciplines would be made available in a digital format, it was unclear how many graduate students would take advantage of this option over the traditional “hard-copy” submission. Now, nearly an entire academic year later, it is clear that some graduate students have made the transition smoothly from paper to electronic submission…