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Jamie Kim

Q&A: Head of BBC Persian discusses reporting from Iran, the role of social media

Sadeq Saba became the head of BBC Persian Services in 2010, just one year after the regime in Iran accused the BBC of helping to foment unrest through biased reporting in the aftermath of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection. Saba previously served as BBC Iranian affairs analyst for more than a decade and has reported on three Iranian…

Law school financial aid funds “wiped out”

For the first time ever, Stanford Law School will reach into its unrestricted funds to cover students’ need-based financial aid. Lower endowment returns and an increase in the number of students qualifying for financial aid has caused the school “to wipe out” the financial aid funds for this academic year, according to the University’s 2012-13 budget plan.

Taylor discusses economic recovery

John Taylor, senior fellow and former director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), spoke to a group of about twenty undergraduates Monday afternoon on how best to revive the American economy.

SIEPR talks conflict of interest policy

Critics of a study published last December by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) -- which concluded that the state of California has underfunded pensions for government employees anywhere between $142.6 billion and $498 billion -- have recently questioned the academic integrity of SIEPR, accusing the nonpartisan economic research organization of being partial to corporate sponsors.

High-speed rail meets roadblocks

Concerns about the feasibility of funding California’s high-speed rail (HSR) project led a peer review group to conclude last Tuesday that the state legislature should not approve the release of billions of dollars of state bond money to fund the first phase of construction.

Iranian rockers react to govt oppression

Members of the Iranian electronic rock band The Casualty Process, which gained international notoriety from its previous project “The Plastic Wave” for featuring a female lead singer, spoke on campus Thursday about being censored and suppressed by Iranian religious authorities.
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