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News - January 31, 2014

Around Town

POWER PODIUM ... Stanford University announced this week that power couple Bill and Melinda Gates will take the podium as this year's commencement speakers. Founders, co-chairs and of course, namesakes of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the couple's work focuses on several core issues: hunger, poverty, education and global health. "Sharing a mutual commitment to a better world, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken on some of the planet's toughest challenges. This boldness is an ethos that we also embody at Stanford, and one we seek to instill in our graduates," Stanford President John Hennessy said in a press release. Stanford's 123rd graduation weekend is scheduled for June 13-15, with the Gateses speaking on the last day. Commencement will also feature a final lecture by Associate Professor of Communication Fred Turner and a Baccalaureate address by Zen Buddhist priest and poet Norman Fischer.

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Posted by More signs, less trees
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Given what happened during the measur D campaign, it will be interesting to see what kind of misinformation the people listed above will be spreading regarding the sign issue. Last time it was unsubstantiated claims that people were stealing No on D signs.