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  • Stanford drops list of 'easy' classes for athletes

    03/08/2011 9:47:58 PM PST · by thecodont · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | Amy Julia Harris,Ryan Mac, California Watch
    A drama class in Beginning Improvising and another in Social Dances of North America III were among dozens of classes on a closely guarded quarterly list distributed only to Stanford athletes to help them choose classes. The list, which has existed since at least 2001, was widely regarded by athletes as an easy class list. More than a quarter of the courses on the list did not fulfill university general education requirements. The classes on the list were "always chock-full of athletes and very easy A's," said Kira Maker, a soccer player who used the list her freshman year. Stanford...
  • Prop. 8 trial witnesses make ‘troubling’ attack on religion (“chief obstacle”) and Catholic teaching

    01/22/2010 5:31:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 955+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Prop. 8 trial witnesses make ‘troubling’ attack on religion and Catholic teaching Stanford University professor Gary Segura. San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2010 / 07:17 am (CNA).- Court witnesses arguing against California’s Proposition 8 have described religious beliefs of those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman as biased and a “chief obstacle” to homosexuals’ “political progress.” The comments were part of a “troubling” attack on religion, Proposition 8 defenders say.Proposition 8, the successful 2008 California ballot issue that restored to state law the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a...
  • 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.
  • Archimedes' hidden writings revealed with particle accelerator (Stanford)

    08/04/2006 7:39:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 6,042+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/4/06 | Terence Chea - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – Previously hidden writings of the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes are being uncovered with powerful X-ray beams nearly 800 years after a Christian monk scrubbed off the text and wrote over it with prayers. Over the past week, researchers at Stanford University's Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park have been using X-rays to decipher a fragile 10th century manuscript that contains the only copies of some of Archimedes' most important works. The X-rays, generated by a particle accelerator, cause tiny amounts of iron left by the original ink to glow without harming the delicate goatskin parchment. “We are...
  • 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...
  • Condi Rice schools a Stanford liberal (video)

    05/05/2009 10:11:56 AM PDT · by mgist · 26 replies · 1,495+ views
    Brutally Honest ^ | May 02, 2009
    It's too bad we no longer have adults leading this country: I urge you to watch this fabulous YouTube footage of the magnificent Condoleezza Rice being ambushed by left-liberal students at Stanford University with a series of "difficult" questions about torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and US foreign policy under George W Bush. (Hat tip: Andrew Hamilton.) Her coolness under fire is magnificent, but more impressive still is her refusal to duck the issues. "Sorry we have to leave", an official can be heard saying off camera, but Condi isn't going to take the easy way out: she wants to...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea Clinton may have summer wedding in Martha's Vineyard

    05/03/2009 6:16:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies · 5,316+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 2, 2009 | Larry Mcshane
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton may get married in Kennedy country this summer. Martha's Vineyard is abuzz with rumors that the daughter of ex-president Bill and current Secretary of State Hillary is set to walk down the aisle with longtime beau Marc Mezvinsky, the Boston Globe reported Saturday. Clinton, 29, was introduced to the Goldman Sachs investment banker through her parents. Mezvinsky, 31, is the son of onetime Pennsylvania Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and former Iowa Congressman Edward Mezvinsky. Both the potential bride and her groom attended Stanford University.
  • Condi Rice sticks it to the Stanford bleeding hearts

    05/02/2009 5:53:17 PM PDT · by fiodora · 107 replies · 4,410+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 2, 2009 at 16:50:15 | James Delingpole
    If ever you needed further proof of the "person of color" America really needs in charge right now, I urge you to watch this fabulous YouTube footage of the magnificent Condoleezza Rice being ambushed by left-liberal students at Stanford University with a series of "difficult" questions about torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and US foreign policy under George W Bush. (Hat tip: Andrew Hamilton.) Her coolness under fire is magnificent, but more impressive still is her refusal to duck the issues. "Sorry we have to leave", an official can be heard saying off camera, but Condi isn't going to take...
  • Stanford joins nationwide teach-in on global warming

    02/01/2008 6:54:34 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 8 replies · 163+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/1/08 | Neil Gonzales
    Stanford University sophomore Sabine Bergmann wants to focus her education on issues involving global warming. "I really want to spend my life and career on climate change," the 19-year-old said. "But there's no major geared toward that specific topic, because it's so new and cutting-edge." But on Thursday, she went through a kind of accelerated program on the subject as some 1,500 higher-education institutions and schools across the country delved into what was described as the largest teach-in on global warming in American history. Students, teachers, climate experts and others nationwide simultaneously participated in workshops and activities that sought to...
  • Folding@Home

    11/23/2005 11:04:07 PM PST · by systematic · 17 replies · 681+ views
    Any Freepers "folding@home"???? For those not familiar with F@H -> some diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer and even "mad cow" disease are believed to be linked to protein (mis)folding. A scientist team from Stanford University studies this phenomenon to try and find a cure to these diseases. To do this, they have designed a software (folding@home) which enables people to donate unused power from their computer to speed up medical research!
  • Noah Johnson: Folding Proteins at Home

    03/30/2004 2:11:05 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 34 replies · 385+ views
    Apple Computer ^ | 3/30/2004 | By Barbara Gibson
    Noah Johnson: Folding Proteins at Home By Barbara GibsonIn what is rapidly becoming a new world of democratic computing, Noah Johnson’s three Power Macs are humming quietly away, helping Stanford University scientists solve a complex problem that, one day, may help them fight disease. As part of a groundbreaking distributed computing experiment, Johnson and half a million other people are donating their spare computer capacity so Stanford can remotely simulate protein folding, an essential biochemical process that controls vital body functions. The project, called Folding@home, represents a sort of ad hoc democracy because anyone with an Internet connection can...