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  • 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 ( – 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    Participants, spectators and critics produced scores of historical documents during the French Revolution.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.

    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...
  • Boys with sisters are more likely to be 'sexist and Republican ...

    07/03/2013 7:37:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2013 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Boys with sisters are more likely to be 'sexist and Republican because they are never made to cook or clean' research claims Having only female siblings makes boys more likely be Republicans as adults, new research claims. Professors from Loyola Marymount University and Stanford University analyzed surveys completed by more than 3,000 individuals when they were aged ten plus in 1987 and again a decade later. They concluded that men in their 20s and 30s who grew up with sisters and no brothers were 8.3per cent more likely to identify as Republican because they developed 'more traditional views of gender'.
  • Stanford MBA price tag hits $185K: Highest in the world

    12/10/2012 7:29:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/10/2012 | John A. Byrne
    Stanford's Graduate School of Business has leapfrogged the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Columbia Business School to become the most expensive two-year MBA program in the world, according to an analysis by Poets&Quants. This year, Stanford is telling applicants that estimated cost of its two-year, full-time MBA program is a whopping $185,054, a new record. That is some $18,242 more than Stanford said it would cost an MBA student only two years ago, when Columbia was the school with the most expensive MBA program in the world. At that time, Columbia estimated that the cost to attend its MBA...
  • Sexy time? Let me check in first... (Stanford U. and Open Society)

    11/27/2012 7:41:52 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies
    Planned Parenthood has taken social media’s check-in technology to a whole new level. The ability to “check in” to establishments like restaurants, gyms, clubs, virtually anywhere, using Yelp, Foursquare, and other applications has now been applied to condoms. Before getting down and dirty, you can scan the QR code on these specially designed Planned Parenthood condoms to send information to Your “story” will then be shared on a nationwide map that pinpoints the approximate location of your safe sex, your age, relationship status, and of course, how good the experience was. ... In a campaign that started this past...
  • Unions Claim Prop 32 Would Rob Them Of Political Power

    10/20/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | October 19, 2012 8:26 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( — Labor union members claim Proposition 32, which would limit how unions raise money for California political campaigns, would rob them of their political power. A clause in the proposition on the November ballot would prohibit unions from payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College, said the provision weakens the ability of unions to participate in elections. “They could still try to get voluntary donations from members, but without that steady stream of income via the payroll deductions, it would be a lot harder for them,” he said. Maria...
  • If smug organic mob get their way millions families will never again be able to afford roastchicken

    09/09/2012 9:45:49 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 42 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 18:38 EST, 8 September 2012 | MARCO PIERRE WHITE
    for dinner. Last week, researchers from Stanford University published the results of the most comprehensive study to date on organic and conventional foods. Their conclusion? Organic foods have no more vitamins and nutrients than traditionally grown produce. I can’t say I’m surprised. Chicken is chicken, with the same nutritional content, whether it is organic, free range or mass-produced. But now scientists have confirmed it, perhaps we can begin to have a proper conversation about the food we put on our table. The Stanford University team reviewed more than 200 studies which compared either the health of those who ate organic...
  • Top US universities put their reputations online

    06/21/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education. Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (£38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world". Sounding like a piece of secret military hardware, edX will provide online interactive courses which can be...
  • Climate engineering to 'cure' global warming could turn sunny blue skies WHITE

    06/07/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/12 | Rob Waugh
    Aerosol spray into upper atmosphere could reflect light away from Earth Scattering of red particles around Earth could 'wash' sky white Effect visible everywhere on Earth Most intense outside towns The sky could turn from a reassuring blue to a blank white if scientists are forced to take drastic action to tackle global warming, experts have claimed. By injecting aerosols which scatter light into the atmosphere we could reflect more sun away from Earth and cool the planet. But the knock-on effect would be the scattering of red particles around the atmosphere that wash out the blue. The result would...
  • The Worst White House Aide [Valerie Jarrett]

    01/15/2012 9:47:07 AM PST · by freespirited · 63 replies · 3+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/23/12 | Matthew Continetti
    If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the senior adviser and press secretary were strained. Gibbs told Kantor...
  • Mexico's president tells Stanford grads: 'You must never, ever give up' on ideals

    06/18/2011 11:04:16 PM PDT · by KittyKares · 24 replies
    Stanford Report ^ | June 12, 2011 | CYNTHIA HAVEN
    Mexican President Felipe Calderón urged graduating students to "do what so many said was impossible" during Stanford University's 120th Commencement on Sunday in Stanford Stadium. Calderón's visit took place under tight security and with a large contingent of Mexican journalists. Calderón is known internationally for his fight against drug cartels, an effort that has cost many lives. Within Mexico, however, he is also known as a champion who has taken on the tax system, the judicial system, arms control, and financial and immigration reform. *** "It is possible to prevent climate change and foster growth simultaneously," he said, noting Mexico's...
  • FBI probing ex-SEC official on Stanford matter

    05/17/2011 12:02:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 May, 2011 | Sarah N. Lynch
    Federal criminal authorities are investigating whether a former U.S. securities regulator inappropriately represented alleged fraudster Allen Stanford after he left the agency in 2005. Spencer Barasch, former head of enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Fort Worth, Texas, is being probed by the U.S. Attorney's Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation, SEC enforcement director Robert Khuzami and SEC Inspector General David Kotz told lawmakers on Friday. The criminal probe follows SEC internal findings that Barasch made numerous requests after he left the SEC to represent Stanford and was turned down each time. Barasch persisted in his requests...
  • Stanford Faculty Senate votes to invite back ROTC

    04/28/2011 9:44:03 PM PDT · by quantim · 6 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Apr 29, 12:24 AM EDT | No author
    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford University's faculty voted Thursday to invite ROTC back to campus, nearly 40 years after the military program was barred from campus amid strong anti-war sentiments and anger over the military's ban on gays and lesbians. The Faculty Senate approved the move by a 28-9 vote, about a week after a campus committee recommended reinstating the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, Stanford spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said. The approval came with an addendum voicing opposition to the military's policy of excluding transgender and medically disabled individuals from serving.
  • Solving the College Affordability Problem

    04/04/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | April 4, 2011 | Dan Lips
    How much should a college education cost? According to the College Board, the average cost of earning a degree at a private, 4-year university is now more than $100,000. If tuition prices continue to rise as quickly as they did during the past decade, a college degree will cost more than $200,000 by the time today’s third-graders are applying. That price tag is enough to cause most parents to break into a sweat. Is a college degree really worth this cost? Some bright minds think Americans are paying way too much. In fact, Bill Gates--one of the country's most famous...
  • David Wu, future Oregon congressman says he is sorry for his "inexcusable behavior" 28 years ago

    10/13/2004 11:56:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 10 replies · 1,943+ views ^ | October 12, 2004 | LAURA GUNDERSON, DAVE HOGAN and JEFF KOSSEFF
    Allegation of assault on woman in 1970s in college shadows Wu The couple met their freshman year at Stanford University, two bright science majors who shared a new circle of friends. She was a hard-working idealist and active campus volunteer. He was a chatty pre-med student whose interests would later shift to law and politics. David Wu, future Oregon congressman, and the woman later dated in their junior year. But that spring, in 1976, she broke things off. A few months later, an encounter occurred that neither wants to discuss. That summer, the 21-year-old Wu was brought to the campus...
  • ROTC at Stanford

    01/23/2011 12:06:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies · 1+ views ^ | 01/22/2011
    There has been discussion of returning ROTC to Stanford University. The following is a letter to the editor in today's San Jose Mercury opposing it ROTC still does not belong at Stanford Contrary to Lisa Krieger's assertion (Page 1A, Jan. 20), discrimination against gays was never a reason for booting ROTC from Stanford. The real reason was (quoting the present committee's notes) "The majority (of the 1968-69 Ad Hoc Committee on ROTC) felt that the personal conduct standards of the three services 'can seriously limit the student's free participation in all facets of intellectual inquiry and legal political activity.'" It...
  • No Break for ROTC

    01/21/2011 11:10:10 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 21, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Washington insiders who hoped that the repeal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the military would encourage colleges to allow ROTC back on their campuses are very likely to see their hopes dashed yet again. “Several student organizations have launched a new campaign against the return of ROTC to college campuses in light of the repeal of DADT due to their policy of discrimination towards transgender service members,” Alok Vaid-Menon of the National Marriage Boycott states. “The National Marriage Boycott, the largest national youth-led LGBT rights organization, has called for youth activists on college campuses that include gender identity...
  • Stanford's Star On and Off the Field

    01/04/2011 4:05:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | January 4, 2011 | Bill Whitaker
    (CBS) PALO ALTO, Calif -- If you saw Stanford beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl last night, you couldn't help but notice the kid wearing number 48 for the Cardinal. He was in just about every play.
  • PDS Inflicted, Liberal College Professor, Charged With Incest

    12/10/2010 7:02:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-10 | Curt
    Robert Stacy McCain points to a quote from a article written by the Professor, for HuffPo, in which his hatred for Sarah Palin is apparent: Palin has done what weak, self-centered people do when the going gets tough — they quit and blame someone else. Yup...weak, self-centered people. Kinda like someone who preys on his own daughter: A Columbia University political science professor and past political analyst for CBS was arrested on charges of incest. Investigators say he engaged in three year long consensual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter. David Epstein, 46 was arrested on Wednesday and was arraigned...
  • Woman destroys controversial Jesus print (Gay Jesus Porn)

    10/12/2010 11:05:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies · 1+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/7/2010 | Unattributed
    A female truck driver was arrested after she allegedly ripped up a lithograph at a Colorado museum that purportedly shows Jesus having sex. Kathleen Folden, 56, of Kalispell, Mont., spent the night in the Larimer County jail after being arrested at the Loveland Museum Gallery, The Coloradoan of Fort Collins reported. Police said she used a crowbar to break through the plexiglass protecting the lithograph and then shredded it.
  • Woman with crowbar destroys blasphemous 'art'

    10/08/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Staff
    A Montana woman faces criminal charges after she used a crowbar to destroy a blasphemous exhibit at a gallery in Colorado. Kathleen Folden was arrested after she smashed an exhibit that depicted Jesus in a lewd act. The exhibit, by artist Enrique Chagoya of Stanford University, had caused outrage among Christians.
  • It's smut, not art, Loveland protesters say

    10/01/2010 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 32 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/1/10 | Monte Whaley
    LOVELAND — About 25 to 30 residents stood outside the Loveland Museum/Gallery this morning protesting a portion of an exhibit that appears to show Jesus Christ involved in a sex act. "This is not art, it's smut, pure and simple," said Ronald Minto, who said he's not against graphic art per se. But the color lithograph produced by Stanford University's Enrique Chagoya is outright pornography, he said. "This is a museum, not an X-rated book store," said Minto. The lithograph is spread over 12 panels, each about 7- by 7-inches, and is called "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals." It's...
  • A Word of Thanks to Four Black Men and A Gun

    07/22/2010 6:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    pileusblog ^ | 15 July, 2010 | Marcus Cole
    As an American, I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to many, many people who have risked and given their lives to defend our liberty. But as I reflect on the recent Supreme Court decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago, I thought I should take a moment to mention four Americans who have made a relatively uncelebrated contribution to the freedom I cherish and enjoy. I owe a special debt to four black men, and one gun. The most important of these men, to me, was my father. When I was a boy, he and my mother moved our...
  • Russian President's Big Silicon Valley Splash

    06/22/2010 9:34:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC11 ^ | Tue, Jun 22, 2010 | JACKSON WEST
    Dmitry Medvedev dining in San Francisco tonight Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on a friendly visit to the Bay Area before flying across the country to meet with President Barack Obama, and he comes in peace. Which must be why he brought along the flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, the nuclear-capable missile cruiser Varyag. Makes total sense. Medvedev will be dining with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State George Schultz Tuesday night. On Wednesday, he'll be visiting technology companies including Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, in part to promote an "innovation center" modeled on Silicon...
  • IG report: SEC knew of Stanford scheme since 1997

    04/23/2010 7:02:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 670+ views
    Ap ^ | Apr 16, 2010 | Marcy Gordon
    The Securities and Exchange Commission knew since 1997 that R. Allen Stanford likely was operating a Ponzi scheme but waited 12 years to bring fraud charges against the billionaire, the agency inspector general said Friday. An SEC enforcement official who helped quash investigations of Stanford's business later legally represented him... The findings were the latest in a string of black eyes for the SEC, following a series of reports issued by Kotz's office last year that chronicled in detail how the agency bungled five investigations of financier Bernard Madoff's business between June 1992 and December 2008.
  • Live from Stanford: Secretary Chu on the Global Clean Energy Challenge

    03/08/2010 11:27:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 252+ views ^ | March 08, 2010 at 01:45 PM EST | Posted by Secretary Steven Chu
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • The White House Blog The White House Blog Live from Stanford: Secretary Chu on the Global Clean Energy Challenge Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on March 08, 2010 at 01:45 PM EST What are the steps we must take as a nation to create new, clean energy jobs and ensure America’s long-term competitiveness? What are the consequences for our climate of inaction? How can science and technology offer us new and better choices – and how can America’s young people make a difference? Today, I’m returning to Stanford University, where...
  • E-mails from National Academy of Sciences plot attacks on AGW skeptics

    03/05/2010 7:53:01 PM PST · by Track9 · 17 replies · 663+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3/5/10 | by Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, I criticized the American media for ignoring the rapidly-increasing number of scandals surrounding the IPCC, the University of East Anglia CRU, and the anthropogenic global-warming movement in general. Today, an American newspaper breaks news of yet another scandal involving AGW scientists and e-mail — but this time here in the US. The Washington Times obtained e-mails sent through the National Academy of Sciences that show AGW scientists conspiring to attack critics: Undaunted by a rash of scandals over the science underpinning climate change, top climate researchers are plotting to respond with what one scientist involved said needs...
  • AP Poll: Most see climate change as serious (and the beat goes on , many recent polls disagree)

    12/19/2009 1:47:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 572+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/09 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON – Three of every four Americans view climate change as a serious problem that will harm future generations if not addressed, according to an Associated Press-Stanford University poll. The survey also said that about the same number of people say the Earth probably already is warming, slightly fewer than the percentage expressing that view when asked the same question a year ago. The AP-Stanford poll of 1,005 adults contacted by telephone in November suggests that people's concerns about climate change have not changed significantly. That's contrary to several other recent surveys. In October, according to a poll of 1,500...
  • Stanford Alumni Critique Jarrett

    11/16/2009 10:14:09 AM PST · by bs9021 · 295+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | November 16, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Stanford Alumni Critique Jarrett Bethany Stotts, November 16, 2009 Stanford University alumni are voicing their objection to their Alumni Magazine’s September/October softball treatment of the leftist White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Here’s some of Accuracy in Media’s reporting on Jarrett and the Van Jones scandal. These alumni aren’t too pleased. From Ward S. De Witt ’62: When I saw the cover photograph of Valerie Jarrett, I was reminded of the school fight song referring to “Stanford Red.” I am quite dismayed that this radical leftist is featured (”I Want Her Inside the White House,” September/October). She is, as you...
  • Get it Right: Poetry Time - Ode to Obama

    10/28/2009 11:14:58 AM PDT · by Piranha · 12 replies · 492+ views
    The Stanford Daily ^ | October 28, 2008 | Erica Morgan
    Obama we adore you. Your being is supreme. We know you stand for change, but what precisely does that mean? You have a massive fan base flaunting T-shirts of your face, And schools of intellectuals are focused on your race. “What progress” loudly preach your proud promoters with delight. “His policy is lacking, but at least he isn’t white.” And really this is perfect, for now we clearly see: Opponents of your politics are racist SOBs. But this can’t be the change we need, for it is no new news, The liberals have always pulled the race card when they...
  • Cons Targeting Jews: First Madoff, Now Stanford

    10/05/2009 7:50:02 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 27 replies · 1,871+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 5 | Todd Bensman
    It took a long time for anyone to point out an obvious phenomenon about the $60 billion Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the largest in history. It was that Madoff victimized thousands upon thousands of his fellow American Jews. By the time that phenomenon was recognized, it was too late for Americans to properly digest the intellectual nutrients it offered. The story was over. But now it turns out that another Madoff-like Ponzi operation, this one the world’s second largest, also laid financial waste to Jews. This clearly is no one-off phenomenon. As a story, the Stanford Financial Group of banks...
  • Investment Indigestion at Stanford U. (expensive $1 billion line of credit to cover operations)

    10/06/2009 7:28:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 316+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/6/2009 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Not the desks-and-chairs kind. Instead, Stanford University is selling stakes in funds run by the biggest names in private equity at deeply discounted prices. While no one will confirm the names aloud, they are of the caliber of Henry R. Kravis, Stephen A. Schwarzman and Leon D. Black. During the boom times, Stanford Management, joined other endowments in a rush to plow increasingly large percentages of their funds into private equity, real estate and other illiquid investments — committing some $12.6 billion of the university’s endowment. But then the market soured, and Stanford’s endowment lost $4.6 billion in value in...
  • FINRA failure on Madoff

    10/03/2009 11:23:30 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 8 replies · 820+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 03, 2009 | NY Post
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority didn't fully probe Bernard Madoff's firm and repeatedly failed to investigate tips about R. Allen Stanford's alleged $7 billion fraud, an internal report found.
  • Sir Allen Stanford Attacked in Jail

    09/27/2009 4:03:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Sep 2009 | Leonard Doyle
    The jailed Texas billionaire Sir Allen Stanford has been hospitalised after a jailhouse brawl with another inmate. Stanford was badly beaten but his injuries were not said to be life-threatening. The incident occurred at the privately run Joe Corley detention centre north of Houston, Texas. A US Marshalls spokesman said: "He got into an altercation with another inmate. He's being examined by medical staff and treated for his injuries." His lawyer Kent Schaffer added: "Mr Stanford is fine. Contrary to reports, he is not in intensive care at the hospital. "I understand his injuries are not serious enough to keep...
  • 2,000 sick with swine flu at Washington State University — home game with Stanford still on

    09/07/2009 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 40 replies · 1,248+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9-4-09 | AP
    PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University officials say more than 2,000 students have been sickened by swine flu during the first two weeks of classes on the Pullman campus. But Saturday's football game between Stanford and Washington State will go on as scheduled. School officials say there have been no deaths and no students have required hospitalization. Dr. Dennis Garcia says most students suffer three to five days of discomfort. The school is handing out free flu kits including a thermometer, painkillers, throat lozenges, sport drinks, hand sanitizer and tissues.
  • Stanford Regulators Admit Not Pursuing '03 Fraud Claim

    08/19/2009 3:55:15 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 5 replies · 794+ views
    CNBC ^ | August 17, 2009 | Scott Cohn
    The industry self-regulatory organization that was supposed to police the brokers at the Stanford Financial Group acknowledges that a Stanford employee alleged in 2003 that the company was running a Ponzi scheme, but the organization did not follow up on the claim based of its own policy, which has since been changed. The disclosure comes in testimony from Daniel Sibears, Executive Vice President of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, FINRA, prepared for a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Monday. In 2003, Stanford advisor Leyla Wydler alleged in an arbitration case that the company was "engaged in a Ponzi scheme to...
  • Victory for Freedom of Speech at Stanford

    07/29/2009 11:22:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 726+ views
    FIRE ^ | July 24, 2009
    Stanford University’s Teacher Education Program (STEP) has finally let dissenting student-blogger Michele Kerr graduate. When Stanford tried to revoke Kerr’s admission after she voiced disagreement with “progressive” views held by STEP administrators, Kerr turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. Kerr sought FIRE’s aid a second time after Stanford School of Education administrators demanded the password to her private blog and threatened to expel her for her opinions and teaching philosophy. The shameful story of Kerr’s travails is featured online in The Washington Post today by education columnist Jay Mathews. “From before even her first...
  • Stanford indicted in alleged $7B fraud scheme

    06/19/2009 10:14:18 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 10 replies · 399+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/19/2009 | By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer Devlin Barrett, Associated Press Writer – 30 mins ago
    WASHINGTON – Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford, whose sprawling banking empire collapsed this year, has been indicted for what prosecutors say is a $7 billion scheme to defraud investors. Justice Department officials announced the charges against Stanford, who ran Stanford Financial Group, and six others at a news conference Friday. Also indicted were executives of the company and a former Antiguan bank regulator. Dick DeGuerin, Stanford's lawyer in Houston, said in a written statement that Stanford was "confident that a fair jury will find him not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing." --- Associated Press writers Marcy Gordon in Washington, Larry...
  • Stanford Bribes Charged By Feds

    06/20/2009 1:25:40 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 3 replies · 537+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 20, 2009 | Kaja Whitehouse
    The bizarre fraud case of wealthy Texan R. Allen Stanford took a turn yesterday after federal prosecutors pointed a finger at a high-ranking Antiguan financial regulator, who they say accepted bribes from Stanford in exchange for covering up a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.That revelation came as Stanford, 59, and a cadre of cohorts were indicted in connection with the alleged fraud, which has extended from Stanford's Houston headquarters to the tropical island of Antigua, where Stanford was knighted and is referred to as "Sir Allen." In addition to Stanford, his former chief investment officer, Laura Pendergest-Holt, 35, was indicted for...
  • Ponzi billionaire arrested, when will Obama/Rangel return the money?

    06/19/2009 9:25:00 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 2 replies · 374+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 19 Jun 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford, head of the troubled Stanford Financial Group, was arrested by the FBI in Virginia on Thursday, his attorney said.(snip) You may remember Mr. Stanford's case, which first surfaced in the wake of the Bernie Madoff scandal. Now it could be that the bright light of Madoff hid Stanford's accused shenanigans, and that is why the MSM did not cover it as harshly as the former. Or, it could be that because that the Stanford story, based out of Houston, did not have the critical mass of New York socialites that is required in this day...
  • Stanford's One-Party University

    06/08/2009 9:37:00 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 604+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 8, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Stanford’s One-Party University by: Malcolm A. Kline, June 08, 2009 Developments on campuses from kindergarten through college help to show the prescience of author M. Stanton Evans’ law of inadequate paranoia: No matter how bad you think things are, when you look into them, you find that they are a lot worse. “In a startling investigation, The Stanford review discovered that the Stanford faculty’s donations favored Obama over McCain by the astounding rate of 43-to-1[He better watch his back],” Jason Dunkel, the business manager for the alternative newspapers on campus, wrote in a recent fundraising letter. “The numbers from the...
  • Stanford Shuns Condi Again

    05/08/2009 10:08:24 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 627+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 08, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Stanford Shuns Condi Again by: Bethany Stotts, May 08, 2009 In the several days since this correspondent reported that over a hundred Stanford University community members had signed a petition against Condoleeza Rice, the number of signees exploded to nearly 800 signatures. As of this writing, 767 petition signers have expressed their displeasure at Rice's return to Stanford, calling for "investigation and, if the facts warrant, prosecution" of the former Secretary of State. Stanford alumni who participated in the antiwar April Third Movement of the 1960s nailed this petition to the University President's door as part of their 40th Annual...
  • Selective Censure at Stanford

    05/05/2009 12:36:18 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 548+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 5, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Selective Censure at Stanford by: Bethany Stotts, May 05, 2009 Ambushed by a left-wing student at Stanford, the former Secretary of State gave two students a history lesson unlike any they are likely to receive at Palo Alto. The video, captured by student Reyna Garcia, captures an argument between students and Condoleeza Rice over the human rights and foreign policy implications of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. Taken at the reception segment of the dorm event, Garcia said she was unable to follow Rice inside to hear her formal speech. “The most important thing [is] that you make a judgment...
  • Caveat Parens (co-ed dorm rooms not mentioned to parents)

    05/04/2009 6:10:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies · 1,260+ views
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2009 | Karin Venable Morin
    If sharing a bedroom with a student of the opposite sex is not your idea of appropriate college housing for your son or daughter, beware. The college or university to which you have just sent a deposit may have other ideas. ... “The University of Chicago has sent a letter to parents announcing that they’ll allow men and women to room together next year — and they won’t necessarily be informing parents about their children’s room arrangements.” My friend Maria has a child at the University of Chicago. It never occurred to me that the parents of Chicago students were...
  • Missing Condi….

    05/03/2009 11:17:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies · 1,123+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-02-09 | Mataharley
    Watch our always classy, former SOS take on Stanford University progressive liberal know-it-all students, and put their sound byte educated selves in their place during an impromptu "interrogation" about torture, Gitmo, etal. This woman doesn't parse words, straddle fences, and she sure doesn't back down.... and still remains the lady thru and thru. My personal favorite? The part about why the Club Gitmo tribunals were delayed.... BTW... picked this up off James Delingpole's London Telegraph blog. What he said? If ever you needed further proof of the "person of color" America really needs in charge right now, I urge you...