Stanford University

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2 Hikers Aim to Finish Coveted 'Triple Crown'

Stanford pair hope to be youngest to hike 3 mammoth trails in one calendar year

(Newser) - Two Stanford students started hiking on New Year's Day and don't plan to stop for the better part of a year—all part of their goal to become the youngest hikers to claim the "Calendar Year Triple Crown," reports the Los Angeles Times . In other words,...

She Was No. 1 and Headed to Stanford. Then Came the Hits

The 'LAT' looks at what happened to volleyball star Hayley Hodson

(Newser) - Volleyball Magazine's April 2015 cover featured the No. 1 college volleyball recruit in America: Hayley Hodson. A lengthy December 2020 Los Angeles Times article about the player has a less positive flavor. The Californian, now 24, played for Stanford as a freshman and alleges that two blows to the...

Doctors Protest Vaccine Plan: 'First in the Room! Back of the Line!'

Stanford medical residents miffed after finding out front-line workers weren't prioritized for COVID shots

(Newser) - Stanford Health Care has issued an apology after word on how it would distribute its coronavirus vaccine backfired. According to Stanford's vaccine dissemination plan published earlier this week, priority for the shots was to be given to "those who provide direct care and service to patients, those who...

How Tara VanDerveer Plans to Mark Her 1,099th Win

Stanford coach to donate $10,990 to food banks

(Newser) - Tara VanDerveer made history, and then took a moment to tell her Stanford players what they mean to her. VanDerveer became the winningest women's college basketball coach Tuesday night, passing the late Pat Summitt with her 1,099th victory as No. 1 Stanford romped to a 104-61 victory over...

Here's What Happens When You Sleep Through Your Nobel Call

Robert Wilson, who won economics prize, crossed the street in PJs to alert fellow winner Paul Milgrom

(Newser) - No one wants to hear their doorbell ring in the middle of the night, but Paul Milgrom will probably give Bob Wilson a pass. That's because Wilson, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday, was forced to trudge out in his pajamas to alert his Stanford colleague,...

Harry, Meghan Sack Palace Employees
Harry, Meghan Sack
Palace Employees

Harry, Meghan Sack Palace Employees

Charitable foundation is the focus amid trip to Stanford

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are clearing out of Buckingham Palace. The couple are closing their office in the Queen's main London residence and laying off their 15-member staff as they withdraw from royal life, CNN reports. Staffers including private secretary Fiona Mcilwham, communications chief Sara Latham, and assistant...

Student Found Dead at Stanford University

Not much is yet known about male sophomore found in Theta Delta Chi fraternity house

(Newser) - It's not yet clear what happened to a male sophomore at Stanford University who was found dead Friday morning inside an on-campus fraternity house, the Stanford Daily reports. The Palo Alto Fire Department found the unresponsive student in the Theta Delta Chi house and tried to revive him but...

Research Finds New Path to Curing the Common Cold

Scientists use gene editing to block protein that viruses need to spread

(Newser) - It's not a cure just yet, but researchers have found a way to stop the spread of viruses that cause half of all common colds. Teams at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco used gene editing to prevent cells from supplying a protein that the viruses need to...

$6.5M College Bribery Mystery May Have Been Solved

Sources say Chinese parents paid to get daughter into Stanford

(Newser) - It was the big unanswered question in the college admissions bribery scandal—who paid $6.5 million , far more than any other parents, to get their kid into college? Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the parents in question are those of Yusi Zhao, a Chinese student who was...

Days Before Suicide: 'If I Am Not an Athlete, I Am Nothing'
Days Before 
Suicide: 'If I Am 
Not an Athlete, 
I Am Nothing'
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Days Before Suicide: 'If I Am Not an Athlete, I Am Nothing'

Kelly Catlin was 'obsessed with success': 'NYT'

(Newser) - A Stanford graduate student with an Olympic silver medal under her belt, Kelly Catlin was bound for "something great." Or so her mother thought. Poised for a shot at gold with the US women's cycling team at the 2020 Olympics, Catlin felt differently. In a January email—...

Stanford Expels Student Embroiled in Admissions Scandal

Student had falsified sailing credentials, the university says

(Newser) - The only Stanford student known to be associated with the massive college admissions scandal has been expelled from the university, the Stanford Daily reports. The female student, whose identity hasn't been released, was admitted through the standard process—not as a recruited athlete—but her application included falsified sailing...

Cops: Ivy Leaguer on LSD Attempted a Horrible Crime

James Shirvell, 26, allegedly tried killing a woman he lives with

(Newser) - An Ivy League graduate has been arrested for allegedly trying to murder a woman while they were trying out LSD, NBC Bay Area reports. James Shirvell, 26, was collared just after midnight Sunday in San Franciso and hit with charges including attempted murder, domestic violence, and assault with a deadly...

10 Best Colleges for the Money
10 Best Colleges for the Money

10 Best Colleges for the Money

MIT tops the list

(Newser) - If you're going to fork over close to $50,000 a year to go to college—the top-end average for tuition, room, and board at a four-year school—you want the best ROI on your money. WalletHub looked at close to 1,000 of America's higher-education venues, examining...

'America's Best College' Is Named
'America's Best
College' Is Named

'America's Best College' Is Named

Harvard tops list in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings

(Newser) - "Hidden gems" emerge in an annual ranking of US colleges, a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, though the school taking the top spot for a second year in a row is far from hidden—it's called Harvard. Factoring in resources, engagement, environment, and...

Century Later, Death of Stanford Founder a Mystery

The suspicious demise of Jane Stanford sure looks like a homicide

(Newser) - Everyone's heard of Stanford University, but perhaps not the story of the suspicious death of co-founder Jane Stanford back in 1905. The San Francisco Chronicle looks back and finds that it sure looks like Stanford was poisoned by strychnine while in Hawaii—as opposed to succumbing to a heart...

Brock Turner May Be Heading Back to Court

Stanford swimmer is appealing his sex assault conviction

(Newser) - A former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party is appealing, the AP reports. In an appeal filed Friday, lawyers for Brock Turner said the initial trial was "a detailed and lengthy set of lies." They hope a new trial will...

Your Dislike of Veggies Might Be a Branding Issue
This Trick May Help
You Eat More Veggies
NEW STUDY

This Trick May Help You Eat More Veggies

Try a tasty-sounding label

(Newser) - Getting yourself or your kids to eat more veggies could be as easy as coming up with a tempting name for your dish. According to psychology researchers at Stanford, people are more likely to chow down on vegetables if they have an "indulgent" name, like "sizzlin' beans" as...

Stanford Accepts Teen With Unusual Application Answer

Ziad Ahmed simply wrote '#BlackLivesMatter' 100 times in answer to one question

(Newser) - Repeating the same phrase 100 times on your college application wouldn't seem, at first glance, to be a winning strategy for gaining acceptance to a highly competitive school. But for Ziad Ahmed, it was part of what got him into Stanford, CBS News reports, with the university calling the...

Brock Turner Judge Cleared of Misconduct

State judicial commission finds no evidence of bias in Stanford sex assault case

(Newser) - A California agency that oversees judicial discipline ruled Monday that Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman, reports the AP . The California Commission on Judicial Performance "has...

Suit: Stanford Had a Sexual Predator on Its Hands, Did Nothing

Jane Doe alleges Mr. X attacked other women before assaulting her

(Newser) - Two years after she came to Stanford, "Jane Doe" began dating "Mr. X." What allegedly happened before and after she says she refused to perform oral sex on him in February 2014 is now the subject of a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Doe alleges the 6-foot-6, 200-pound...

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