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Stanford in the media

There’s a bit of haloed glow around Stanford’s name. Mention that you attend Stanford, and you’ll almost always receive an impressed smile and a “wow, what a great school!” or, “didn’t Stanford have the lowest acceptance rate in the country?” Like many elite schools, a culture of such selectivity gives Stanford a certain media presence…

Why newspapers should not have columnists

The world might be a better place if newspaper columns didn’t exist. Same with news channel and talk radio punditry. The problem with each of these media is the same: they distract from genuine factual reporting while making overblown claims to legitimacy and credibility. In the process, they misinform more than they inform.