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The Daily brief: Aug. 27, 2010

Bloomberg set to speak on campus… John Mayer compares HuffPo to Stanford Law alum?… Caltrain nixes weekend cuts idea… New trustees named… Stanford scholars talk Beck rally… Football team elects captains… Wie has hole-in-one… Schneider memorial date set… Pakistan floods fundraising gets underway… Stanford news from around the Web for Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.

Board moves against use of conflict minerals

The Stanford Board of Trustees moved to uphold the University’s commitment to socially conscious investment at its meeting on June 9-10. The proposal in question, which was unanimously approved by the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility & Licensing (APIR-L) in April, encourages shareholder companies to avoid using conflict minerals and conflict mineral derivatives.