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Coconut palms bring ecological change to tropics

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Those graceful coconut palms swaying in tropical breezes are lowering nutrient levels in the soils and the plants around them, thereby altering the eating habits of animals. Researchers say it’s one example of how a change in a plant community can disrupt an entire ecosystem.

The complicated legacy of Stanford's first president

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On a warm June Friday in 1891, a 6-foot-2 professor with broad shoulders and a bushy mustache stepped out onto the railway platform in Menlo Park. Loaded with baggage on one arm and his 2-year-old son in the other, David Starr Jordan knew he had no time to waste.

BeWell@Stanford: Losing your exercise motivation?

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January is a month of renewed commitment to exercise – often beginning with good intentions, packed gym bags and new exercise equipment, but ending in disappointment. Wes Alles, director of the School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program, shares some tips that can help.

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  • Burglary Alert: Last weekend, thieves stole 15 flat-screen monitors and a 50-inch plasma TV from Encina Commons. Stanford's Department of Public Safety said the burglary is a reminder of the importance of following building security measures. Read more.
  • Haiti Earthquake website: The page, launched last week, provides updated information about fundraising and other campus relief efforts.
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Healing Partners, a program for breast cancer patients run by Women's Health at Stanford, celebrates its fifth anniversary. Read more.

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