Strange symbolism: The Rodin Sculpture Garden’s Gates of Hell was deemed one of eight local “best places to make out” by the San Jose Mercury News, along with several beach and lakeside spots.

Bike Heaven: The League of American Bicyclists recognized Stanford at the silver level in the first Bicycle-Friendly Community awards. Neighboring Palo Alto nabbed a gold.

Making a grade: Stanford’s Business School was one of 10 to get an A in a recent report by Aplomb Consulting on sexual-orientation issues. The remaining 11 schools surveyed received grades from A– to F.