Lonsdale discussed bipartisan initiatives in prison reform, healthcare and housing, as well as his own experiences in investing and the role of law in economic inequality. But his past missteps proved inseparable from his presence on campus.
In a recent article, The Stanford Review implied that activists misled the community in campaigning for Phi Kappa Psi to cancel an event with Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale ’03. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Phi Kappa Psi house staff has officially cancelled an event with Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale that was scheduled to be held at the Phi Psi house on Thursday at 5 p.m.
“Stanford Analytica” trended on social media Tuesday afternoon as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress on the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach and fielded questions about data mining startup Palantir. But what does Stanford or Palantir have to do with Facebook’s data disaster?
Stanford University has reversed its order banning Joe Lonsdale ’04, co-founder of Palantir and founding partner of Foundation 8, from campus. The 10-year minimum ban had originally been instated due to accusations of gender violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment, among other charges, by Elise Clougherty ’13.
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