In the 21st century, not even revered Nobel laureates are exempt from a little of the Facebook intrigue usually reserved for college students; Amartya Sen knows firsthand, he told a Stanford audience on Monday.
Carrying President Barack Obama on his way to a town hall event at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Marine One landed on Stanford’s Sand Hill fields at about 1:30 p.m. today.
Stanford will lower its standard of proof for sexual-assault cases and open the appeals process to alleged victims in response to guidelines released to universities last week by the Obama administration.
University President John Hennessy is set to meet with President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley business leaders this evening at a private dinner peppered with Stanford connections.
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In its effort to influence the campus ROTC debate, Stanford Says No to War faced a minor setback last week when the University revoked the group’s use of the domain http://rotc.stanford.edu.
Stanford has admitted 754 early applicants to the Class of 2015 and deferred about 500 more, Admission Director Bob Patterson said last month. The University received a record-high 5,929 applicants, dropping the admission rate to 12.7 percent for Stanford’s “restrictive early-action program.”
A watchdog group this week urged the National Institutes of Health to put an end to “ghostwriting,” alleging that scientific publications by some federally funded researchers were actually written by drug and marketing companies — including one book co-written by Stanford psychiatry professor Alan Schatzberg.