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Stanford Report

May 18, 2012

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Faculty Senate approves revised breadth requirement

Following action taken Thursday by the Faculty Senate, undergraduates will be required to take 11 courses in eight categories to fulfill the university's new Ways of Thinking, Ways of Doing breadth requirements.

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Alum and Gates Foundation exec Raikes joins trustees

Jeffrey Raikes, who earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford in 1980 and is CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been elected to the university's Board of Trustees. His term starts June 1.

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Scientists document fragile land-sea ecological chain

Intricate, often invisible chains of life are threatened with extinction around the world. A new Stanford study quantifies one of the longest such chains ever documented. It found a relationship between native trees and mantra rays.

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Tony Blair urges Stanford students to help out in Africa

Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain, told an audience at the Graduate School of Business that much-needed economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa cannot go forward without improvements in governance.

Campus Announcements

  • Standardizing job descriptions: The new Stanford Employee Insider includes an article about a job classification initiative affecting all non-bargaining unit staff positions. Read more about University Human Resources' plan to simplify and streamline the job classification system.
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Legendary swim coach SKIP KENNEY announces his retirement after 33 years at Stanford . . .

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