1-25-2011 Week-and-half-in-Review

Be big! Shout! Scream! Ahh!
A group of the Budweiser Clydesdales, horses famous for their Super Bowl commercials, [stayed ](http://http://news.stanford.edu/thedish/?p=11015)at Stanford’s Red Barn last week. Fun fact: the horses became the corporate symbol of Anheuser-Busch at the end of Prohibition(!).

Stanford physics grad student chosen to play in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. As if you weren’t already impressed, he’s also the Rubik’s Cube Champion… of the world.

Social media analysts dubbed Stanford “the most influential college” on Twitter. Step #1 of taking over the world: complete.

Mountain lion tracks have recently been [spotted](Appear larger by waving your arms or a jacket or other objects above your head. Make loud sounds and yell. Grab a stick or rock.) near campus. Protect yourselves: “appear larger by waving your arms or a jacket or other objects above your head” at all times. Jk, only when you run into a mountain lion in the Quad.

Stanford recently [created](director of diversity and first-gen programs) a new post to be filled by Tommy Lee Woon, director of diversity and first-gen programs. With currently 15% of students being the first in their family to attend a 4-year college, it will be interesting to see what happens to that number.

From the geniuses at the d.school who created the roundabout popularly known as the “Circle of Death” to avoid head-on collisions now come musical bike helmets and lockable lights. Maybe this is total fashion faux-pas, but I am definitely-sorta-maybe considering getting a set. Maybe.

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