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Stanford Report

May 4, 2012

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Athletics Director Bowlsby to depart Stanford for Big 12

Athletics Director Bob Bowlsby will leave Stanford to assume a new post as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. "We're grateful to Bob Bowlsby for his leadership of Stanford Athletics over the past six years," said Provost and Acting President John Etchemendy.

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Senate conducts Round One of undergrad breadth debate

At Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, members and guests discussed two proposals designed to implement the new non-disciplinary undergraduate breadth requirements called Ways of Thinking, Ways of Doing. A second discussion is scheduled for May 17.

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Scholar optimistic about
U.S. pact with Afghanistan

Barack Obama's trip to Afghanistan this week to sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement reaffirmed America's commitment to secure and rebuild the country beyond the withdrawal of troops. Law Professor Erik Jensen says staying the course will have positive outcomes.

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Anna Deavere Smith shares acts of grace from repertoire

Anna Deavere Smith doesn't just talk about grace; she embodies it. During a "lecture" Tuesday, the actor, scholar and author captivated the crowd with a series of monologues that demonstrated how, when we open our eyes, acts of grace are all around us.

Campus Announcements

  • Leading Innovation and Growth in a Changing World: At the next Stanford Breakfast Briefing, Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit, will discuss how focusing on customer insight, building a culture of innovation and balancing key resources can fuel sustained growth in a changing world. The event takes place Wednesday, May 9, at the Faculty Club. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. The presentation begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit the Breakfast Briefings website.
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Medical School's DISCOVERY WALK to be dedicated Saturday . . .

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