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Outage caused by plane crash disrupts medical center

A citywide power outage in Palo Alto disrupted medical center operations Wednesday, forcing clinic closures, postponement of non-emergency surgeries and cancellation of classes at the Medical School. Stanford’s central campus was not affected. However, some university buildings and facilities in Palo Alto lost power. The outage occurred when a small plane crashed in East Palo Alto early Wednesday morning.

Two scholars elected to National Academy of Engineering

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David A.B. Miller, left, the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Hau Lee, the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology at the Graduate School of Business, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Ancient Antarctic sediments give insight into past, future

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If cabin fever is gnawing at you this winter, consider taking a vicarious voyage with Stanford earth scientist Rob Dunbar, who is drilling in — and blogging from — the deep sea off the East Antarctic Ice Sheet in search of clues to Earth's past and future climate.

Vigorous party competition is good for state government

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Stiff two-party competition provides the best guarantee for meaningful governance, and modest salaries for lawmakers add protection against narrow-interest legislation, according to a study co-authored by Thad Kousser, a visiting professor at Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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  • Getting married at MemChu:The Office for Religious Life has broadened its guidelines for eligibility to be married at Memorial Church to include retired faculty and staff, their children and grandchildren. All faiths are welcome. The office is sponsoring a Wedding Faire on March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and March 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free but an RSVP is recommended. Email Mary Gallagher or call her at 723-9531. Complete information, including eligibility and guidelines, is available on the Office for Religious Life website.
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HARRY ELAM says the campus production of Rent, which opens this weekend, has generated more buzz than any Drama Department offering in two decades . . .

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