The Daily brief: Aug. 5, 2010

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Aug. 5, 2010, 4:46 p.m.
The Daily brief: Aug. 5, 2010

Today in The Daily | Stanford reacts to Prop. 8 ruling, new CIO talks to The Daily, Thai Cafe to open Sept. 20, more.

Google and policy | Nicklas Lundblad, head of public policy for Google, is set to speak on Aug. 11 at Stanford on “future challenges as we move into the next phase of an information society slowly transforming into a noise society.” This comes as Google and Verizon were said to be in talks about a deal that could threaten net neutrality — the subject of some back-and-forth between the Mountain View-based company and The New York Times.

Walker | The sexual orientation of federal Judge Vaughn Walker J.D. ’70, whose ruling yesterday overturned California’s gay-marriage ban, is drawing the ire of some previously quiet Prop. 8 supporters.

Erroneous | According to the University, The Princeton Review messed up Stanford’s admission rate in its latest college rankings. This makes Richard Shaw “gnash his teeth.” (h/t Fiat Lux)

Newts | Stanford scientists are gaining new insights through human regenerative tissue research.

SLAC’s here to stay | Until 2043, at least. The U.S. Department of Energy signed an agreement with Stanford on Wednesday extending its lease to operate SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which began in 1962.

What is a bed night and how many does Stanford have? | We didn’t know, either.

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