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The weekend in a cappella

by Elaine Ray on February 10, 2010 4:00 am
On Saturday, Feb. 13, FLEET STREET will perform at Lytton Gardens, a senior center in downtown Palo Alto. Following their serenade, members of the male a cappella group will hand out roses to residents. The Valentine’s event is in partnership with GlamourGals, a national nonprofit that provides makeovers to senior women several times a month.… Read more The weekend in a cappella

Clean, green and gold

by Elaine Ray on January 6, 2010 4:01 am
Stanford has been named as one of the “Top 10 cleantech universities in the U.S. for 2010” by Cleantech.com. The Farm was singled out for developing an ambitious, long-range, $250 million initiative to reduce the university’s carbon footprint and for the establishment of the Precourt Institute for Energy . . . Stanford also received a… Read more Clean, green and gold

To Russia with ... McFaul

by Elaine Ray on January 6, 2010 4:00 am
The Washington Independent has named MICHAEL MCFAUL one of the “Top Five National Security Players of 2009.” McFaul, professor of political science and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is currently serving as the National Security Council’s director for Russia. The citation noted that McFaul traveled to Russia… Read more To Russia with ... McFaul

Can Toby Gerhart carry a tune?

by Elaine Ray on October 22, 2009 9:30 pm
Join Stanford’s star running back and outfielder TOBY GERHART and the rest of the Cardinal Football team at the Stadium’s Red Zone after Saturday’s game against Arizona State. Gerhart needs help singing Hail, Stanford, Hail. Check out his  “audition tape” for the Fleet Street Singers. Disclaimer: Any resemblance  to the TV show Glee is purely… Read more Can Toby Gerhart carry a tune?

Heard on campus: 'This is the first minute of my someday'

by Elaine Ray on October 19, 2009 4:00 am
Heard on campus: “Upon my acceptance into Stanford, when I informed my grandmother of the news, her initial reply was that this was ‘. . . the first minute of my someday,’ as in the song ‘We Shall Overcome. ‘”  GÜEZ SALINAS, a 34-year-old  Marine who transferred to Stanford as a junior this fall, offered… Read more Heard on campus: 'This is the first minute of my someday'

Heard on Campus: 'You lie'

by Kathleen Sullivan on October 9, 2009 2:01 pm
Biology Professor BOB SIMONI did a convincing – and thoroughly tongue-in-cheek – imitation of a certain GOP congressman from South Carolina at last week’s Faculty Senate meeting when he shouted “You lie” to President JOHN HENNESSY. It happened early in the meeting, during the time set aside for announcements from the president. Hennessy had thanked… Read more Heard on Campus: 'You lie'

Seen on campus: Tiger Woods, Noam Chomsky, students coming together for good

by Elaine Ray on October 7, 2009 3:35 pm
Sightings on campus: TIGER WOODS spent Monday on the Stanford practice golf course getting ready for the Presidents Cup in San Francisco this week  . . . Steve Young, who visits the Stanford Video studio regularly to tape appearances on ESPN, was there last Friday . . .  Regina Dugan, director of  the Defense Advanced Research… Read more Seen on campus: Tiger Woods, Noam Chomsky, students coming together for good

The Mini Med School Index

by Elaine Ray on October 6, 2009 12:19 pm
The first course in the Continuing Studies Program‘s Mini Med School series set a record for enrollment in the 21-year history of the CSP. The course, which began Sept. 22, had to be capped at 250, as that is as many as the auditorium can hold. Here are some of the numbers: Number enrolled: 250… Read more The Mini Med School Index

Cardinal is the new green

by Elaine Ray on September 29, 2009 6:26 pm
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What's in a name?

by Elaine Ray on September 28, 2009 2:13 pm
“Name a well-known university. Move the last letter three places earlier in the name. The result will be a phrase meaning ‘represent.’ What’s the university and what’s the phrase?” “Stanford” and “Stand for.” Joe Gregory of Windsor, Colo., said it didn’t take him long to come up with the answers to the Sept. 20 Sunday… Read more What's in a name?