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March 9, 2012

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For now, frosh seminars will be encouraged, not required

On a divided hand vote, the Faculty Senate Thursday approved a proposal to revise first-year requirements. They stopped short of making Freshman Seminars mandatory, voting instead to “strongly" encourage students to take them.

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Kidney-transplant patients celebrate freedom from drugs

Recently, 13 kidney-transplant recipients who had participated in a clinical trial at Stanford returned for a "reunion." They were celebrating their freedom from the immunosuppressant drugs most transplant patients take for the rest of their lives.

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Visiting artist slows time with obsolete technologies

Ellen Lake, a visiting artist at Stanford's Experimental Media Art Lab, is mining old 16mm films to use in new work that combines contemporary elements with these film stills to create digital prints and short animations.

Campus Announcements

  • Faculty Senate elections extended through March 17: To make sure as many members of the Academic Council as possible have the opportunity to vote, the online election has been extended until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Read the full announcement.
  • Nominations sought: The Stanford Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to nominate candidates for the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award and the Class of '12 Award of Excellence. The Sterling Award recognizes a graduating senior whose undergraduate leadership and volunteer activities have made the largest impact on the Stanford community. The Class of '12 Award of Excellence recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to the university through involvement, leadership and extraordinary Stanford spirit. The nominations deadline is March 30. For more information, visit the award website.
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