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Etchemendy writes about last Friday's demonstration

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Provost John Etchemendy was among those on hand when Westboro Baptist Church demonstrated on campus last Friday. In an opinion piece, he writes about his pride in the Stanford response to the demonstrators and reiterates his belief in the power of freedom of speech.

Whole Foods' CEO is out to change American business

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John Mackey, the CEO of the Whole Foods Market chain, has loftier goals than getting Americans to eat healthy foods. He is out to change American business as well, putting it on the path to higher consciousness. He shared his vision during a campus visit last week.

Doctors warn of snoring as signal of obstructive sleep apnea

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Snoring is more than just a funny noise. For some children, that rumbling is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when extra tissue in the nose or throat blocks breathing and interrupts sleep. Packard Children's Hospital offers overnight sleep studies to identify gaps in breathing.

Nanoribbons align with expectations

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Researchers at SLAC and their colleagues at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science recently confirmed how electric current moves on tiny ribbons of topological insulator — a material that insulates in its bulk but conducts unusually well on the surface. The work came out of a casual conversation between two researchers.

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  • Applications available: The Haas Center for Public Service is currently accepting applications for the Community-Based Research Fellows Program, which supports teams of faculty, students and community partners in conducting research. The deadline is March 1. Program details and the online application are available on the Haas website.
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