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New director to focus on needs of first-generation students

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The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs plans to hire an associate dean and director of diversity and first-gen programs to help students who are first in their families to attend a four-year college. Vice Provost Greg Boardman, left, says these students face unique challenges.

Stanford Cancer Center treats 5,000th CyberKnife patient

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Invented by Stanford neurosurgeon John Adler, the CyberKnife was designed to send radiation into the body in a way that would combine computer imaging and robotic motion to treat the most difficult cancers in the brain, lung and spine - where there is no leeway for error.

Historian Naimark calls for a broader definition of genocide

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The past few decades have seen terrifying examples of mass killings: Rwanda, Cambodia, Darfur, Bosnia. But is it genocide? "The word carries a powerful punch," says history Professor Norman Naimark, author of the controversial new book, Stalin's Genocides.

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  • Ethics and War: The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is leading a universitywide series of events beginning in October called "Ethics and War." The yearlong series begins Oct. 14 with the film War Photographer. For more information visit the Ethics and War website.
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