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Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

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Challenge ends; $6.2 billion raised

The Stanford Challenge campaign raised $6.2 billion for a new model of research and teaching on the environment, human health, international affairs and other issues. Although the campaign, launched in 2006, benefited every school and every part of the university, a key priority was to reduce traditional disciplinary boundaries to bring together experts from across campus.

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Anthrax susceptibility may depend on the individual

Susceptibility to anthrax toxin is a heritable genetic trait that may vary tremendously among individuals, according to a study by researchers at the Medical School. Postdoctoral scholar Mikhail Martchenko is first author.

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Free speech and the web: Scholar, diplomat weigh in

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), and Eileen Donahoe, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations' Human Rights Council, discuss challenges in the online frontier.


Trustees approve tuition increases for 2012-2013

Leslie Hume, chair of the Board of Trustees, said the 3 percent rise in undergraduate tuition was the lowest percentage increase in four decades. She also noted that the tuition increases would help the university meet the rising costs of salaries and health care.

Campus Announcements

  • Crime alerts: Stanford Police are investigating two incidents that took place on campus Sunday, Feb. 5. During one, a female student reported that a male entered her unlocked room on Campus Drive and got into her bed. In another, a female victim reported she was assaulted in the Kennedy Grove, between the Faculty Club and the Humanities Center, while walking back to her residence. Anyone with information about either incident should contact the Stanford Police at (650)329-2413. Additional information will be posted on the Department of Public Safety website as it becomes available.
  • Correction: Yesterday's Dish item featuring Linda Darling-Hammond and Dan Rather should have referred to the focus on the Finnish education system by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).

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Galleries at the LI KA SHING CENTER FOR LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE showcase artworks of three Medical School faculty . . .

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