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Stanford President's Office Overtaken by Protesters

13 people are arrested; university says any students among them will be suspended

(Newser) - Wednesday marked the final day of classes in Stanford's spring term—and it proved to be a tumultuous morning. Pro-Palestinian protestors entered the university's Building 10 around 5:30am and proceeded to barricade themselves in the president's office within. The situation ended three hours later with 13...

Child Sex Abuse Tip Line May Soon Be Flooded by AI

New Stanford report issues warning on longtime 'enormously valuable' service

(Newser) - A tip line set up 26 years ago to combat online child exploitation needs technological and other improvements to help law enforcement rescue victims and go after abusers, a new report from the Stanford Internet Observatory has found. The fixes to what the researchers describe as an "enormously valuable"...

For 'Baby Jordan,' It's All About Daughter Kami Now

Harold Miner cut ties with basketball (and public life) after injuries forced him to retire at 25

(Newser) - "That was 30 years ago," Harold Miner says, brushing aside ESPN reporter Aishwarya Kumar's gentle probing into his NBA career. "Who cares?" What happened 30 years ago was Miner's meteoric rise to professional basketball, a time when he was dubbed "Baby Jordan" (yes, after...

AI Learns to Identify Locations From Photos

Student project raises privacy concerns

(Newser) - If nothing is written on the back of an old family vacation photo, or no location is tagged to a digital image, artificial intelligence might be able to help. Three Stanford University graduate students have demonstrated AI's ability to look at a photo and tell where it was taken....

Driver Purposely Plowed Into Me, Says Muslim Student at Stanford

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime

(Newser) - A student was struck by a vehicle on the Stanford University campus Friday afternoon, and police are investigating the hit-and-run incident as a hate crime. Abdulwahab Omira says as he walked on the northern California campus around 2pm, someone who has displayed animosity toward Omira's community in the past...

As SBF's Trial Plows Ahead, Questions Arise on His Parents

Bloomberg details Joe Bankman, Barbara Fried's influence and involvement in FTX crypto empire

(Newser) - Last December, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried insisted to the New York Times that his parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, "weren't involved in any of the relevant parts" of his now-defunct cryptocurrency business. Writing for Bloomberg , Max Chafkin and Hannah Miller dive deeper into that murky relationship, coming...

Here Are the Best Colleges in America

WalletHub looks at everything from post-grad outcomes and campus experience to the cost factor

(Newser) - Deciding on where to attend college doesn't just come down to academic programs and prestige—it also depends on the cost, and whether students and their parents feel they're getting a decent bang for their buck. WalletHub analyzed more than 850 colleges and universities across the US to...

These Colleges Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck

'WSJ'/College Pulse rank higher-ed institutions based on their value

(Newser) - Picking a college or university can be a daunting task—especially when students and their parents have to fork over so much money to attend. Some higher-ed institutions offer more bang for the buck, however. Using research from the Third Way public policy think tank, the Wall Street Journal and...

Here Are the 10 Best Colleges in the US

Princeton University is No. 1, per new 'WSJ'/College Pulse rankings

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal is out with its annual college rankings , prepared in conjunction this year with College Pulse, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, an Ivy League takes the top spot. Princeton University is No. 1, and the Journal says that instructors, a rigorous curriculum, and ample resources all play a part...

Stanford President Says He'll Quit, Retract Research

Investigation uncovered 'errors and shortcomings' in Marc Tessier-Lavigne's work

(Newser) - After a panel of scientists released their review of Marc Tessier-Lavigne's scientific research Wednesday, the neuroscientist agreed to retract three papers and said he would resign as president of Stanford University. The panel said it found "serious flaws" with the research data in five papers that listed Tessier-Lavigne...

Preschool Teacher Arrested During Naptime in Murder

Diana Ornelas was picked up on Stanford campus in relation to an April killing

(Newser) - A preschool teacher in California has been arrested on suspicion of murder—and the arrest came during the children's naptime, reports SFGate . Diane Ornelas, 22, worked at a preschool used by Stanford University's faculty, students, and staff. Ornelas and Dennis Novoa, 27, were arrested in connection with...

Stanford University Employee Lied About Rapes: Police

Rape reports had led hundreds of students to march in October demanding more protection

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Stanford University employee was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony perjury for allegedly lying about being raped twice last year on campus, the AP reports. Jennifer Ann Gries of Santa Clara first reported a false sexual attack in August when she told a nurse at Valley Medical Center...

Bankman-Fried's Bond Co-Signers Revealed

They're both tied to Stanford

(Newser) - Sam Bankman-Fried's $250 million bail deal was secured with help from scholars at Stanford, where his parents work as law professors. Court documents released Wednesday reveal Larry Kramer, dean emeritus at Stanford Law School, and Stanford computer scientist Andreas Paepcke joined Bankman-Fried's parents as guarantors of one of...

Victim's 1973 Struggle With Her Killer Credited With Arrest

Man described as serial killer admits assault on Leslie Perlov, who had his DNA under her nails

(Newser) - It took 50 years, but detectives in California's Santa Clara County are finally able to close the books on a brutal 1973 sexual assault and murder. John Getreu, a 78-year-old described by authorities as a serial killer, pleaded guilty last week to killing 21-year-old Nancy Perlov, a law librarian...

Scans Show How Pandemic Changed Teenage Brains
Scans Show How Pandemic
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Scans Show How Pandemic Changed Teenage Brains

Researchers find young brains aged more than they would have during shutdown

(Newser) - The toll the pandemic shutdown took on teenagers has been documented before, but now a study has reported the changes it's made to young brains. The researchers had taken MRI scans of 220 children ages 9 to 13 eight years ago, intending to take new scans every two years...

Lawsuit Blames Stanford for Soccer Star's Suicide

Katie Meyer's family says notice of disciplinary action caused 'acute stress reaction'

(Newser) - "The actions that led to the death of Katie Meyer began and ended with Stanford University," according to a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of the star soccer goalie, who died by suicide earlier this year. Meyer's parents are suing the university and several administrators, blaming...

He Lived in Multiple Dorms at Stanford, Wasn't a Student

Squatter William Curry of Alabama was removed from California university's campus

(Newser) - If students living in the dorms at Stanford wondered why they never saw William Curry go to any of his premed classes, they now have an answer: He wasn't actually a student there. In what SFist describes as "a pretty odd story that has the makings of a...

These Are the Top 10 US Colleges and Universities

MIT tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Where to go to college is among the biggest decisions we make, affecting not only our future in general, but also our wallets (or our parents' wallets). WalletHub wanted to see which colleges and universities proved the best-performing options at the lowest cost for undergrads, analyzing the data on 900-plus...

Stanford Apologizes for 'Ugly' Actions in 1950s

University limited Jewish student admissions

(Newser) - Stanford University apologized for limiting the admission of Jewish students in the 1950s after a task force commissioned by the school found records that show university officials excluded Jewish students for years and the school later denied it occurred. The task force was formed in January and issued a report...

Young Spinal Fluid Improves Memory in Older Mice
Fight Against Aging
Enters a 'Whole New Era'

Fight Against Aging Enters a 'Whole New Era'

Young spinal fluid is seen to improve memory in older mice, per new research

(Newser) - Researchers are heralding "a whole new era" in the search for Alzheimer's treatments, with a new study suggesting those treatments don't necessarily need to address damage in the brain. Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University previously showed infusions of blood from younger animals could reverse the effects of...

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