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  • Liberal Alan Dershowitz: The Hard Left is a Bigger Threat to America

    02/16/2018 2:52:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 2/15/2018 | JOHN PORTER
    It’s always amusing to see which traditional liberals have been pushed too far by leftists. Not that this is the first time Alan Dershowitz has strayed (see Alan Dershowitz Throws Down on Idiots Who Blame Terrorism on Poverty… and WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Face-Stomps Obama Over Anti-Israel Resolution). It is, however, the most blunt he’s been about it. I’m not worried about a few dozen people with swastikas who want to replace the Jews, because they’re our past. They have no resonance on university campuses today. But the hard, hard left? Anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, intolerance for speech. It’s the future. These are...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice, researchers find

    01/31/2018 11:45:55 PM PST · by qaz123 · 11 replies
    MedicalExpress.com ^ | 21Jan18 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found.
  • Stanford tones down century-old kissing tradition in wake of #MeToo movement

    01/31/2018 9:12:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2 | Chris Perez
    A century-old tradition at Stanford University — in which upperclassmen track down freshman students and kiss them — is being toned down this year in the wake of the #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movements, according to organizers. Several changes have been made to the annual “Full Moon on the Quad” event, which is sanctioned by the school and scheduled to take place on campus Wednesday night. Instead of kissing, officials asked students to exchange white roses and “gratitude cards” — along with phone numbers for a possible first date, The Stanford Daily reports.
  • Double Standard Stanford Style?

    01/24/2018 1:16:32 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Progressive pedagogues do have high standards…when you attack them. When they’re on offense it's a different playbook. Stanford Professor David Palumbo Liu took to the pages of The Stanford Daily to denounce the editorial staff at the alternative newspaper on campus, The Stanford Review. He claimed the Review's treatment of his group--the Campus Antifascist Network--lumped it together with the more egregious acts of Antifa. For example, he takes issue with this characterization of himself which appeared in the Review: "their organization is undeniably a chapter of a terrorist group, championing the same kinds of violent resistance that have muzzled free...
  • 100,000 Signatures to Recall Judge Aaron Persky for ‘Light’ Sentence for Sexual Assault

    01/13/2018 11:43:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/18 | Adelle Nazarian
    Organizers have collected nearly 100,000 signatures to recall Judge Aaron Persky from his position in June over what critics say was a a lenient sentencing of Stanford University student Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an intoxicated female student in 2015. Turner was hit with a six-month county jail sentence, of which he served three months due to a state law aimed at reducing jail overcrowding.
  • Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

    01/07/2018 5:30:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 7, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Humanities professors say organization evading moral, professional duties Dozens of humanities scholars cancelled their membership with their field's leading professional academic organization ahead of its annual convention, in retaliation for the group refusing to impose boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The defecting professors wrote to the Modern Language Association—published in the days leading up to the conference being held this week in New York City—that they will not be renewing their membership, due to the organization "disgracefully" voting in June against BDS and in favor of a statement denouncing academic boycotts. Timothy Reiss, a professor emeritus of comparative literature...
  • Stanford’s elite business school caught cheating — by one of its own MBA students

    12/02/2017 2:52:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 2, 2017 | Ethan Baron
    Fellowship grants were used to rank students according to their value to the schoolHalf the students at Stanford University’s elite, $70,000-per-year business school receive fellowship grants. For years, the school has made it clear that the money goes to those who might otherwise be unable to attend, or who might be forced — against school recommendations — to work part-time during the Master of Business Administration program. ”All fellowships are need-based,” says promotional material from the Graduate School of Business. “It’s important to understand that we do not negotiate fellowship amounts or eligibility.” But now, thanks to a huge breach...
  • ‘Unsafe and Just Plain Dirty’: Women Accuse Vice of ‘Toxic’ Sexual-Harassment Culture

    11/15/2017 8:10:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 15, 2017 | Brandy Zadronzy
    In the summer of 2015, Phoebe Barghouty was 23 years old and had a new master’s degree in journalism from Stanford—but little other experience—when she landed what most of her peers would consider a dream job: associate producer at Vice’s Los Angeles bureau. Though her job hadn’t technically started yet, her boss, then-Editor in Chief Jason Mojica, invited her to join the team at the L.A. Press Club Awards. After accepting an award for public service in journalism, the team from Vice—including Mojica and Kaj Larsen, the bureau chief who had hired Barghouty—celebrated with drinks. By the end of the...
  • NASA Will Launch E. Coli into Space to Study Antibiotic Resistance

    11/11/2017 6:30:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Space.com ^ | November 10, 2017 05:43pm ET | Hanneke Weitering,
    After the E. coli samples arrive at the ISS, the experiment will examine how microgravity affects the bacteria's ability to thrive while exposed to antibiotics. Since humans started using antibiotics in the mid-20th century, pathogens like E. coli have evolved new genes that make them increasingly resistant to antibiotics. ... The NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer at the International Space Station will send the bacteria on their way, and the experiment will be conducted autonomously inside the cubesat.  Both naturally occurring and mutant strains of E. coli will be exposed to different concentrations of antibiotics. "The overall purpose of this is to...
  • Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine

    10/10/2017 4:34:54 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 93 replies
    NY Times (via Drudge) ^ | Oct 9,2017 | HEATHER MURPHY
    ...Few seemed concerned. So to call attention to the privacy risks, he decided to show that it was possible to use facial recognition analysis to detect something intimate, something “people should have full rights to keep private.” After considering atheism, he settled on sexual orientation. ... Presented with photos of gay men and straight men, a computer program was able to determine which of the two was gay with 81 percent accuracy, according to Dr. Kosinski and co-author Yilun Wang’s paper. The backlash has been fierce.
  • Hillary Clinton talks cyber security at Stanford

    10/07/2017 4:00:24 PM PDT · by DFG · 54 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10/06/2017
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended a day in Bay Area at Stanford University. She addressed a crowd of about 500 people as part of a launch event for Stanford's new Global Digital Policy Incubator. On the topic of digital technology, Clinton focused her remarks on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. She called the hacking of a U.S. election by a foreign adversary "the darker side of technology."
  • Guns make us safe? NRA Theory debunked in New Stanford Analysis(Barf alert)

    07/01/2017 3:45:28 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    News Views ^ | 1st July 2017 | Surley
    While the National Rifle Association (NRA) has long insisted that allowing Americans to carry guns make communities safer, an analysis of nearly 40 years’ worth of data has found that is not necessarily true. A Stanford Law School professor, John Donohue, and his team analyzed crime data from 1977 to 2014 and didn’t find evidence that areas where more Americans carry guns enjoy enhanced public safety or less crime. On the contrary, the researchers discovered that states that have enacted so-called right-to-carry (RTC) concealed handgun laws have experienced higher rates of violent crime than states that did not adopt those...
  • Heavy California rains par for the course for climate change

    03/21/2017 11:37:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Stanford University News ^ | March 21, 2017 | BY KER THAN
    Here’s a question that Stanford climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh gets asked a lot lately: “Why did California receive so much rain lately if we’re supposed to be in the middle of a record-setting drought?” When answering, he will often refer the questioner to a Discover magazine story published in 1988, when Diffenbaugh was still in middle school. The article, written by veteran science writer Andrew Revkin, detailed how a persistent rise in global temperatures would affect California’s water system. It predicted that as California warmed, more precipitation would fall as rain rather than snow, and more of the snow that did...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • Hundreds walk out of Stanford classes, demand ‘sanctuary campus’

    11/16/2016 6:23:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-15-16
    More than 500 Stanford University students, faculty and staff members walked out of classrooms and ducked out of jobs Tuesday in a protest of the policies of Donald Trump, the latest in a wave of Bay Area and national demonstrations against the president-elect. Some of the Stanford dissidents, though, came with a concrete demand for the university’s administrators: investigating the possibility of the South Bay campus serving as a sanctuary against the sort of millions of deportations Trump has said he’ll seek as president. Hundreds of people — students, faculty, staff and other supporters — had as of Tuesday evening...