Stanford headlines for the week of September 24, 2008

Q&A: Stanford financial economist Darrell Duffie discusses government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Assistance offered for students affected by Hurricane Ike

Welcome, frosh!

Stanford’s presidential home goes solar

Hennessy exhorts new students to pursue education with energy, determination

Poll shows some Democrats' racial views could hurt Obama in close election

John Hennessy welcomes new students to Stanford

Newark, N.J., mayor, alum Cory Booker returns to campus for Thursday talk

Online resources go mobile with student-developed iPhone applications

Bacteriologist wins Lasker Award

Pioneer in field of managing large construction projects dies

Longtime curator at Hoover dead at 85

Susan Farrell, admissions staffer for 14 years, dies

Avant-garde director, artist to give Presidential Lecture

University scores high for sustainability in national study

Fifth annual conference addressing student stress set for Friday and Saturday

A whole new stage for White Plaza

Law school votes to drop letter grades; revamped system begins this quarter

Role of race, class, faith, gender in 2008 election is focus of free course

Honors & Awards

Thinking Twice: Iraq

Services center for students opens

Business School officially breaks ground for new 360,000-square-foot campus

Stanford Management Company report is issued

Tom Brokaw to moderate Oct. 11 roundtable on leadership

Writers share insights about their craft, field questions at Three Books forum

NIH promotes risk-taking research with new awards

Scientists confirm existence of elusive muscle stem cell

Blood center launches third bloodmobile

Hospital employees vote for union representation

Heads up: DNA study taps into evolution of beer yeasts

Researchers find enzyme that could prevent tissue damage

Rogue molecular signal tied to some leukemias

Three professors named to lead neuroscience programs

Medical center people

Chris Field elected to serve as co-chair for Nobel Prize-winning climate-change group

Housing

Documentary on stress, featuring Robert Sapolsky, airs tonight on KQED-TV

Golder to begin as director of residential education in January

New homepage launched

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