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Jarrett encourages students to follow path of public service

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Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama's top advisers, returned to her alma mater Thursday to honor the memory of the late scholar St. Clair Drake, whose classes she took as an undergraduate. She shared her personal journey, encouraging students to pursue their passions.

Senate agrees to form committee to study campus ROTC

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The Faculty Senate agreed Thursday to create a committee to study Stanford's role in preparing students for leadership roles in the military, including the "logistical, financial and pedagogical implications" of reestablishing a Reserve Officers' Training Corps program on campus.

James Porterfield, GSB finance professor, dies at 89

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James Porterfield, a Graduate School of Business professor known for his humor and sharp wit as well as his grasp of markets and financial issues, died Feb. 28. He taught legions of executives, directed the school's Sloan Master's Program and won teaching awards for his MBA classes. A service will be held Saturday, March 6.

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  • SIGF applications open: The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education is accepting student-initiated applications through April 2 for Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships. The three-year awards are open to current doctoral students, ideally in the second or third year, who are pursuing interdisciplinary research.
  • March SiCa newsletter: Check out the March Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCa) newsletter for all the latest news about the arts at Stanford.
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