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  • 'You Belittled Me, But You Were Completely Ignorant of my Struggles:' Stanford Student Tells Dentist

    07/22/2016 6:16:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 159 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Isaura Ochoa
    'You Belittled Me, But You Were Completely Ignorant of my Struggles:' Stanford Student Tells Dentist in Viral LetterAn open letter, written by a first-generation, low-income Latino student, has gone viral, capturing personal struggles experienced by thousands of others just like him. Guillermo Pomarillo, whose parents are undocumented immigrants, wrote about his experience on Facebook, after he felt his dentist belittled his admission to Stanford University by telling him that it’s easier for poor kids to get into Stanford. New Threat Against San Francisco Police Officers “I nonchalantly said ‘I'm going to Stanford,’ Your initial reaction was surprised. But, were you...
  • New Republic: The Hypermasculine Violence of Omar Mateen and Brock Turner

    06/15/2016 5:09:47 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 26 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 06/14/2016 | Lisa Wade
    America woke up this weekend to the news of the deadliest civilian mass shooting in the nation’s history. The senseless tragedy will undoubtedly evoke anger, sadness and helplessness. In the meantime, many will forget to think and talk about Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s crime and his “summer vacation” jail sentence: three months for the vile sexual assault of an unconscious woman. As a sociologist, I was struck not by the abrupt shift to a new moral crisis, but by the continuity. Sociologists look for the bigger picture, and in my mind, Mateen’s crime didn’t displace Turner’s. Yet the media simply...
  • Suicide by Self-Importance

    06/11/2016 7:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The American Interest ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jason Willick
    Of all the displays of political myopia and intolerance in the American academy over the past several years, this story may be the most astonishing: Students and faculty at Northwestern University have forced Karl Eikenberry—a retired three-star general and fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies—to withdraw his appointment as head of a new global affairs institute on the Evanston campus on the grounds that he is a “career military officer.” The Washington Post‘s report on the story contains a truly remarkable, and telling, quote from one student involved in the crusade against the general (who has...
  • Rapist Brock Turner gets lifetime ban from Team USA swimming

    06/11/2016 1:02:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | Laura Bult
    Brock Turner may have a short stint behind bars, but he’ll have a lifetime ban from the pool. The former Stanford swimmer who was convicted of raping an unconscious woman on campus will be barred for life from any USA Swimming-sanctioned events, the national aquatics organization said this week. “Brock Turner is not a member of USA Swimming and, should he apply, he would not be eligible for membership,” USA Swimming announced in a statement to USA Today. “USA Swimming strictly prohibits and has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, with firm Code of Conduct policies in place, and severe penalties,...
  • One million sign petition to oust judge in Brock Turner case. Will it matter?

    06/10/2016 3:22:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) — The number appears resounding: More than one million people want Judge Aaron Persky to lose his job for what's been widely viewed as a lenient sentence in the Brock Turner rape case. So, more people than who live in San Francisco want to see Persky tossed out for handing a white, well-to-do former Stanford University athlete a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. But will this yield any real action, or is this just another example of "slacktivism" or "clicktivism," arguably meaningless acts of supporting social causes without investing any real effort in effecting change?
  • You will be impotent/know the pain of pine needles in your guts Witches hexing of Stanford rapist

    06/10/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 June 2016 | | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Thousands of witches angered by the lenient sentence given to Stanford rapist Brock Turner have performed a mass hexing after organizing online. As well as creating the event, Hexen posted instructions for the spellcasting ceremony online. Followers were told to get a black candle, piece of string, and a representation of Brock Turner, noting that the candle could be anointed with 'urine, menstrual blood or hexing oil'. Next, the hexers were told to draw a circle of power around themselves for protection - with salt being recommended as a good material - before marking 13 crosses on the candle and...
  • What the Stanford Rape Case Reveals

    06/10/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mona Charen
    The phone has been ringing off the hook at Judge Aaron Persky's chambers at the Santa Clara County court for the past several days. "Tell your judge he can go to hell, and I hope his kids get raped and he rots in hell," said one caller. The judge and members of his family have received death threats -- which seems to be the way America rolls these days. Just a suggestion: If you disapprove of something strongly, consider the words "shame," "scandal" or "debacle." Try not to commit a crime yourself in protesting a lenient sentence. Judge Persky sparked...
  • Stanford rapist 'took photograph of his victim's breasts during attack - and shared it with [tr]

    06/10/2016 1:14:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2016 | Ruth Styles
    Stanford rapist Brock Turner sent a photo of his victim's breasts to friends after the attack outside a frat house party. Court documents seen by Daily Mail Online reveal that the disgraced athlete was sent a text via a group messaging app shortly after his arrest that read: 'Whos tit is that'. The message, which arrived through the GroupMe app, was sent by Stanford swimmer Justin Buck, originally of Aberdeen, UK. Detectives were unable to access the photo sent by Turner. Pictures sent on it can be deleted by third parties. It is unclear who deleted the photograph. Buck, 21,...
  • The Stanford Rape Case Raises Serious Questions for the Legal Profession

    06/08/2016 2:51:51 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 27 replies
    It is easy to look at these questions and conclude the defense lawyer is a victim-blaming sleaze. Certainly the woman here has good reason to despise him. The rest of us, though, shouldn't be calling for his head. Instead, we should be rethinking American rape law, and the legal profession should be having tough conversations about the competing ethical obligations in sexual violence cases. The questions Turner's lawyer asked were aggressive enough to serve as the art for the BuzzFeed post on the victim's letter. They're there at the top, in red: How old are you? How much do you...
  • Petition seeking removal of Stanford rape case judge draws wide support

    06/06/2016 11:38:09 PM PDT · by RC one · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 7, 2016 | Amy Tennery
    A petition calling to remove from the bench the judge whose sentencing in a high-profile Stanford University rape case has sparked outrage had attracted close to 100,000 signatures by Monday. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky last week sentenced former Stanford student Brock Turner to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman in January 2015. Opponents have accused Persky of being too lenient on Turner. Persky also attended Stanford, according to a biography of provided by the League of Women Voters. A petition calling for his removal from office posted...
  • Brock Turner's father sparks outrage in rape case ("a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action")

    06/06/2016 10:48:54 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 119 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 6, 2016
    Brock Turner's father sparks outrage in rape case A six-month jail sentence for Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexual assault, has caused public outrage. His father's letter asking the court for leniency has only fanned the flames. "His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve," Dan A. Turner wrote in the letter asking for probation. "That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life." Turner had been convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster...
  • From $4.5 Billion To Nothing: Forbes Revises Estimated Net Worth Of Theranos Founder...

    06/01/2016 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/01/16 | Matthew Harper
    Last year, Elizabeth Holmes topped the FORBES list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Today, FORBES is lowering our estimate of her net worth to nothing. Theranos had no comment. Our estimate of Holmes’ wealth is based entirely on her 50% stake in Theranos, the blood-testing company she founded in 2003 with plans of revolutionizing the diagnostic test market. Theranos shares are not traded on any stock market; private investors purchased stakes in 2014 at a price that implied a $9 billion valuation for the company. Since then, Theranos has been hit with allegations...
  • “Stanford douchebags” ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying “Stanford douchebags”, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbot’s strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • Stanford Law Fellow Vivek Wadhwa weighs in ... Trump ... on how Apple must make iPhones in the U.S.

    05/17/2016 9:55:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 17, 2016 | interview with Vivek Wadhwa
    Stanford Law Fellow Vivek Wadhwa weighs in on Donald Trump's rant on how Apple must make iPhones in the U.S. | Watch CNBC Live TV
  • Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization

    04/28/2016 4:43:46 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s. Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347. A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means "upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations."
  • U.S. Pension Shortfall: $3.4 Trillion

    04/12/2016 7:48:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    American Interest ^ | April 11, 2016 | Staff
    Every few months, another think tank or financial institution releases a new report sounding the alarm about the fiscal crisis facing state and local pension funds, and the findings are reliably dismissed by public sector unions and their political backers. But the latest research, from researchers at Stanford’s business school, is hard to ignore. The Financial Times reports:
  • Death of the West: Stanford Students Reject Western Civilization By A 6-To-1 Margin

    04/11/2016 8:34:03 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2016 | Blake Neff
    An effort by a group of Stanford University students to restore a Western Civilization class requirement has been decisively rejected by the student body, with voting results released Monday showing it mustering less than 15 percent support. The ballot initiative was promoted by members of the school’s conservative-leaning Stanford Review. If passed, it would have called for Stanford to require that all freshmen complete a two-quarter course covering “the politics, history, philosophy, and culture of the Western world.” Stanford once possessed a similar requirement, but eliminated it after a student campaign in the 1980s that denounced it as fostering racism,...
  • On Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism And One Girl’s Experience at Stanford

    04/06/2016 2:16:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | April 3, 2016 | Michal Leibowitz
    Do you think that Israel has a right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people, and are you aware of the particular circumstances of Jewish history that might prompt that need and desire? And if your answer is no, if your notion is somehow that that history doesn’t matter, then that’s a problem, in my mind.— President Barack Obama, on drawing the line between criticism of Israel and anti-Semitism Molly Horwitz’s proposed student Senate bill calls for support from the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) to condemn anti-Semitism on campus. A portion of the bill also clarifies...
  • Stanford Senate debates whether 'Jews control banks and media'

    04/06/2016 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    inn ^ | 4/6/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Stereotypes asserting Jews "control the banks and the media" do not constitute anti-Semitism, a member of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Senate claimed this week. During a hearing on renewing a resolution banning anti-Semitism, Stanford senior Gabriel Knight insisted that a clause defining negative Jewish stereotypes is "irresponsibly foraying into another politically contentious conversation." "Questioning these potential power dynamics, I think, is not anti-semitism," he said. "I think it’s a very valid discussion." He also maintained that the bill should include “some language to acknowledge Palestinians’ rights to self-determination." Knight backtracked twenty minutes later, the Stanford Review reported...
  • To Understand Immigration, Study Western Civilization

    04/03/2016 8:27:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 1, 2016 | Kenneth Calvert
    There’s a good bit of discussion these days about immigration and border policy. While good policy is crucial, so is the question of “why” people immigrate to the United States in the first place. Historians estimate that between 1815 and 1915, more than 30 million people came to the United States in one of the largest population movements in human history. In the 20th century, millions came from around the world to escape socialist and communist tyranny, not to mention forced population movements in places like the Soviet Union. A recent report from the Center for Immigration Studies states that...
  • Stanford University Activists Demand Its Next President Be Nonwhite and Female or Transgender

    03/31/2016 7:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2016 | Katherine Timpf
    An activist group at Stanford University is demanding that white people — as well as men of any race who are not transgender — be forbidden from being appointed as the school’s next president or provost. “We demand that the next appointment to the position of president and provost of the University break both the legacy of white leadership and cisgender male leadership,” states a document that the group, called the “Who’s Teaching Us Coalition,” released on Tuesday. Note that the students are demanding that “both” of these leadership legacies be dismantled — which means that neither a cis, black...
  • Six Tiny Robots Team Up to Pull Massive Car

    03/17/2016 9:58:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 03/17/2016 | Paul Seaburn
    The robots are called microTugs and they’re the creations of scientists at Stanford University’s Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory who have been working for some time on tiny-yet-strong robots. In 2015, they unveiled one weighing less than half an ounce that can pull up to 52 pounds. Another one weighing 9 grams uses its super-strength plus gecko-like sticky feet to pull a 2-pound object up a wall. ... The microTugs use the adhesive foot-power of the gecko robots, whose feet have minute rubber spikes that grip firmly by bending when pressure is applied, thus increasing their surface area and stickiness....
  • Stanford Students to Crusade Against Catholic Saint’s Name

    03/15/2016 7:01:52 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2016 | Adele Nararian
    The students of Stanford University, inspired by the Black Live Matter movement, are attempting to scrub names and symbols that honor people who are historically connected to slavery and colonialism from the college campus.
  • Ethnic Studies Boosts GPAs

    03/07/2016 7:11:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 5, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Education School researchers at Stanford found that ethnic studies courses boost grades and attendance. Apparently, it never occurred to them to ask what exactly the students learn in them. "New research shows gains in attendance and GPA of at-risk high school students from incorporating culturally relevant pedagogy," Brooke Donald reported in a news release from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. "A high school ethnic studies course examining the role of race, nationality and culture on identity and experience boosted attendance and academic performance of students at risk of dropping out, a new study by scholars at Stanford Graduate School...
  • The Stanford band made everybody furious at the Rose Bowl for the third time in four years

    01/02/2016 6:21:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 1, 2016 | Rodger Sherman
    In 2013, Stanford went to the Rose Bowl, and their band made people upset. In 2014, Stanford went to the Rose Bowl, and their band made people upset. In 2016, Stanford went to the Rose Bowl, and guess what happened! They played sinks and skateboards:
  • Could teleportation become a reality?

    12/29/2015 2:39:13 PM PST · by DFG · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/2015 | Richard Gray
    It might seem like more of a magic trick than real science, but physicists have successfully made a 'cloud' of atoms exist in two separate places at the same time. The laws of standard physics dictate an object can't be in two places at once, but the researchers have exploited a quirk of tiny particles that exist in the quantum world, and applied this to atoms. Their breakthrough raises the prospect of being able to send not just information but perhaps even 'recreate' physical objects over large distances in a form of teleportation.
  • Donald Trump is a textbook example of an ideological moderate

    12/21/2015 3:16:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2015 | Doug Ahler and David Broockman
    Donald Trump is one of the most extreme presidential candidates to gain widespread support in contemporary American politics. Despite championing policies like the end of birthright citizenship, mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, and a registry of Muslims living in the United States, Trump has consistently polled atop the Republican field since July. A popular perspective thus attributes Trump's success to a "right wing fringe" of GOP voters. But this conventional wisdom misses something important: Trump meets the textbook definition of an ideological moderate. Trump has the exact "moderate" qualities that many pundits and political reformers yearn for in politicians: Many...
  • UC Santa Cruz Jewish Student Leader Told to Abstain from BDS Vote

    11/19/2015 8:08:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    truth revolt ^ | 11/19/15 | Mark Tapson
    The president of the UC Santa Cruz Jewish Student Union (JSU) was warned to abstain”from voting earlier this week on a pro-BDS resolution because he was “elected with a Jewish agenda.” JNS.org reports that the incident occurred prior to a vote by the council on an earlier Israel divestment bill. On Tuesday, the UCSC student council voted 28 for and five against, with seven abstaining, to reinstate a divestment resolution that had been vetoed in 2014. In a text message sent to President Daniel Bernstein prior to that vote, the sender wrote, “You will be abstaining, as the president of...
  • Moral Dementia At Stanford and Berkeley

    10/24/2015 5:10:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/24/2015 | Richard L. Cravatts
    In a display of moral narcissism that British columnist Melanie Phillips has characterized as a “dialogue of the demented,” Stanford students staged a public protest on October 19th to once again denounce Israel and, presumably, to honor the slain homicidal Palestinians who have so far claimed the lives of 11 Israelis in a recent spate of violence in Jerusalem and parts of Judea and Samaria. The protest, organized by the vitriolic Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), followed in style and substance an equally debased display of moral self-righteousness at Berkeley, where a similar gathering on October 13th saw protesters...
  • With his son terribly ill, a top scientist takes on chronic fatigue syndrome

    10/07/2015 12:59:44 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 5, 2015 | Miriam E. Tucker
    Before he got sick, Whitney Dafoe was an award-winning photographer and a world traveler. But now, at 31, Whitney lies in bed in a darkened room in his parents’ home, unable to talk, walk or eat. This isn’t the picture that people imagine when they hear “chronic fatigue syndrome,” which is often viewed by the public and the health-care community as a trivial or primarily psychological complaint.In a February report, the Institute of Medicine gave the illness a new name — systemic exertion intolerance disease. Many patients have long criticized the name “chronic fatigue syndrome” for not reflecting the seriousness...
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business Dean Garth Saloner resigns amid affair lawsuit

    09/16/2015 6:23:07 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:17 AM | Tobias Salinger
    Stanford Graduate School of Business Dean Garth Saloner, shown in a 2010 file photo in China, announced his resignation on Monday. The dean of the top-ranked business school in the country resigned Monday amid allegations he had an affair with a professor and got her husband fired. Stanford University Graduate School of Business Dean Garth Saloner will step down at the end of the current school year, school officials said.
  • No. 1 ranking at stake in the next chapter of Stanford-Penn State rivalry [volleyball]

    09/05/2015 10:42:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    Stanford Daily ^ | 9-5-15 | Jordan Wallach
    The stage is set for another meeting between Stanford and Penn State. It’s the fourth matchup between the teams in the last three seasons, and unsurprisingly, the major storyline is the same. The two teams will once again battle for the No. 1 overall ranking in the nation. Though this time, the more intriguing storyline might be of the matchup on the sidelines. Penn State head coach Russ Ross and Stanford head coach John Dunning are not only coaching legends in collegiate volleyball but they’re also long-time friends. And this season, both have faced challenges in restructuring their lineups and...
  • 93-Year-Old World War II Veteran Gets Diploma During Stanford Graduation Ceremony

    06/15/2015 6:55:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jun 15, 2015 | Emily Bockian
    A World War II veteran walked across the stage at Stanford’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, more than 60 years after receiving his degree. With his granddaughter by his side, Bonnie "Chuck" Gould, recipient of the bronze Medal for Bravery during his WWII service, finally got the sash and the public recognition he earned decades ago. Gould, a retired teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of the Redwood City School District, graduated from Stanford with a master’s in education in 1954. But he didn’t walk in the ceremony. He called it a mistake, but not one made intentionally. “We had six kids...
  • Stanford visit

    06/09/2015 7:30:27 AM PDT · by rey · 27 replies
    I will be visiting Standford, CA for a few days while my daughter attends a camp. We wish to stay at a hotel within 10 miles or so of campus. I am unfamiliar with the area and do not wish to end up in a poor section of town. When I search for affordable rooms the service tries to put me in Fremont or near the San Jose Airport etc. AS I do not know these areas, I thought I'd ask the advice of some Freepers.
  • How climate change makes the world more violent

    05/25/2015 10:26:49 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 22 replies
    Washington post ^ | May 21 | By Alex Bollfrass and Andrew Shaver
    Natural scientists agree that the climate is changing and that humans bear some of the blame. Social scientists are now attempting to assess the economic and political price societies are likely to pay for turning up our planet’s thermostat. The security policy community is especially eager for an answer. In the academy, the debate over climate change and its security implications gained momentum after researchers from Stanford, the University of California Berkeley, New York University, and Harvard observed that civil wars were more prevalent during years that experience hotter temperatures. The chief explanation for this relationship is that higher temperatures...
  • Oprah Winfrey Talks Keys to a Meaningful Life at Stanford University

    04/21/2015 2:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/21/15 | Ian Cull
    The keys to a meaningful life. That’s what Oprah Winfrey was asked to give hundreds of students and faculty at Stanford University on Monday night. Winfrey was welcomed into the Stanford Memorial Church with a standing ovation. She started by sharing stories of her upbringing and faith. “I knew how to pay attention. I was a great observer of life, and I grew up believing that I was indeed for sure, God's child,” she said. Oprah spoke about what she finds important in life: choosing love over fear, becoming self-aware, and if you ever lose sight of your goals or...
  • Valerie Jarrett said what??

    02/05/2015 6:30:50 AM PST · by javie · 82 replies
    Valerie Jarrett said what?? In her own words: “I am Iranian by birth and of my Islamic Faith. I am also an American citizen and seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel like it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in America against itself” - Valerie Jarrett Stanford University 1977.
  • Valerie Jarret, White House Jihadist

    02/08/2015 8:44:50 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 47 replies
    NTLconsulting.blogspot.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | "Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader"
    In her own words: “I am Iranian by birth and of my Islamic Faith. I am also an American citizen and seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel like it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in America against itself” - Valerie Jarrett Stanford University 1977. http://overpassesforamerica.com/?p=4661 “Farsi-speaking Valerie Jarrett, the senior advisor to Obama, his right-hand woman was born in Iran. She also has ties with terrorist William Ayers, and her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett is a card-carrying communist party member and associate of...
  • ‘Shocked’ bikers catch Stanford swimmer ‘raping’ unconscious woman [New York Post Photos]

    01/28/2015 1:29:53 PM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2015
    A former Stanford University swimmer who raced in the 2012 US Olympic trials has been charged with raping an intoxicated, unconscious woman on the school’s campus. The San Jose Mercury News reports Brock Allen Turner was charged Tuesday with five felony counts on suspicion of attempted rape and penetration with a foreign object. “She was lying on the ground unconscious, not moving,” Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci told the San Francisco Chronicle of the alleged victim, who was not a student at the university. Prosecutors say the attack happened Jan. 18. Two men riding bikes on campus saw an unconscious...
  • Cops clearing westbound San Mateo Bridge after protest shuts lanes [San Francisco Bay Area]

    01/19/2015 6:09:55 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 17 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 | J.K. Dineen
    A group of people describing themselves as Stanford students blocked westbound traffic on the San Mateo Bridge minutes before 5 p.m. on Monday. Television footage showed officers making arrests soon after the students, carrying banners and a Palestinian flag, took to the bridge. Protesters said they hoped to shut down traffic for 28 minutes.
  • Stanford: Dean for Religious Life claims churches should focus less on religion, more on art

    12/23/2014 7:38:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The church needs to focus more on art and less on religion and converting people in an effort to become less “churchy,” according to Stanford University’s Dean for Religious Life, The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw. “I think people are always slightly surprised that I’m not very churchy as a person,” Shaw told the Palo Alto Online in an interview. “I don’t think church is to be more churchy. I think church is about, anyone should be welcome. I’m really interested in how you welcome many different kind of constituencies, certainly not convert them, not even necessarily to do religion...
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren
  • Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder

    12/03/2014 11:08:37 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | David Tuller
    Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are accustomed to disappointment. The cause of the disorder remains unknown; it can be difficult to diagnose, and treatment options are few. Many patients are still told to seek psychiatric help. But two recent studies — one from investigators at Stanford a few weeks ago and another from a Japanese research team published earlier this year — have found that the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome differ from those of healthy people, strengthening the argument that serious physiological dysfunctions are at the root of the condition. Both studies were small, however, and their...
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Deliver 2014 Commencement Speech at Stanford

    06/15/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Silicon Valley got a dose of tech star power when Bill and Melinda Gates arrived at Stanford Sunday to deliver the 2014 commencement speech. The couple are the founders and co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private foundation. "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. Condoleezza Rice Backs Out of Rutgers Commencement Amid Protests...
  • ‘Their viewpoint kills people’: Stanford revokes funding for pro-marriage conference after backlash

    03/24/2014 8:46:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life site news ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PALO ALTO, CA, March 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of about 100 homosexual activists at Stanford University have successfully intimidated the Graduate Student Council (GSC) into withdrawing $600 in previously-approved funding for a pro-marriage conference to be held on campus in April. The university administration also tried to charge the organizers $5,000 for security costs, but backed down amidst public pressure after the organizers accused them of “impos[ing] a tax on free speech.” The Stanford Anscombe Society (SAS) is sponsoring the event, called “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family and the Media.” Featuring prominent pro-family speakers, the event’s goal is “to...
  • Stanford Libraries online archive expands access to French Revolution treasures

    03/22/2014 8:31:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Stanford University ^ | March 21, 2014 | GABRIELLE KARAMPELAS
    Participants, spectators and critics produced scores of historical documents during the French Revolution.   These items are now available in the French Revolution Digital Archive, a digital collection recently released by Stanford Libraries.   FRDA brings together two foundational sources for French Revolution research: the Archives parlementaires, a day-to-day record of parliamentary debates and discussions held between 1789 and 1794, and Images de la Révolution française, a vast visual corpus from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.  The archive was a multiyear endeavor and was developed in response to expressed need by scholars for improved access to their sources, according to...
  • Stanford Traditional Marriage Event Deemed ‘Hate Speech,’ Denied Funding

    03/15/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    An upcoming conference organized by Stanford University’s Anscombe Society called “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family & the Media” has been dubbed “hate speech” by the college’s graduate-level student government, which refused to allow any of its student fee-funded budget to support the event. The Anscombe Society is a conservative student group centered around traditional marriage and family values; it also encourages chastity, and tackles subjects such as sexual integrity and pornography.
  • 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY IS FEASIBLE AND AFFORDABLE, ACCORDING TO STANFORD PROPOSAL

    03/09/2014 12:37:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 73 replies
    One of the greatest promises of the high-tech future, whether made explicitly or implicitly through shiny clean concept sketches, is that we will have efficient energy that doesn’t churn pollutants into the air and onto the streets. But here in the present, politicians and even many clean energy advocates maintain that a world run on hydrogen and wind, water and solar power is not yet possible due to technical challenges like energy storage and cost. Yet Stanford University researchers led by civil engineer Mark Jacobson have developed detailed plans for each state in the union that to move to 100...
  • Stanford law prof: Second Amendment is about restricting gun rights

    01/30/2014 1:26:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2014 | Robby Soave
    A Stanford University law professor took the view that the Second Amendment permits strong gun control, telling the crowd that “restriction has to be at the core” of the right to carry a gun. John J. Donohue, a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, made his remarks during a debate with attorney Donald Kilmer, an adjunct professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. “I support the right to self-defense,” said Donohue during the debate, according to The Stanford Review. “But that doesn’t mean that you have a right to high-capacity magazines.” Donohue explained that the Second Amendment must...
  • Tracking Academic Bias Historically

    01/02/2014 12:41:42 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those of us who track academic bias have long been plagued by a nagging question: when did it start? From the recently published memoirs of one-term president Herbert Hoover, we learn that it’s at least as old as Clint Eastwood. “One day at Stanford, after I left the White House, I asked Professor Roninson, Dean of the History Department, to send me a list of books of required reading by all students in a course on ‘Citizenship,’” Hoover wrote. “I found about one hundred books listed, of which some thirty were objective descriptives of the machinery of our civil government...