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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.

Passing of a legend

In Stephen H. Schneider, the University had a member whose contributions to the University spanned both, combining a shared passion for a cause with highly respected scientific research and influence. Schneider, a biology professor, Woods Institute senior fellow and one of the world’s leading climatologists, died on Monday at 65 from a heart attack while flying from Stockholm to London.