Mattis returning to research role at Stanford think tank
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Mattis, who resigned as Pentagon chief three months ago, is returning to Stanford University.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford announced Tuesday that Mattis will join...
Charter bus fire damaged I-5 overpass
SEATTLE (AP) — The Columbian Way overpass of Interstate 5 was damaged in a spectacular charter-bus fire in January that forced the Stanford University track team to run for the roadside.
Fairfax accuser speaks out on abuse at Stanford #MeToo panel
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she talked in detail about her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.
"One thing that I notice with sexual violence is that there are many people who would like to glance away from this," Vanessa Tyson told a Stanford University symposium. "It's one of the ugliest parts of humanity. Trust me."
Politician’s accuser discusses sexual violence
Politician’s accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On Tuesday night, college professor Vanessa Tyson avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.
The Latest: Virginia politician’s accuser talks sex assault
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser's appearance at Stanford(all times local):
The college professor who accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault was welcomed to a Stanford University symposium on that topic with a standing ovation from about 100 people in the audience.
Stanford probes faculty ties to China gene-edited baby work
Stanford University has started a review of interactions that some faculty members had with He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make gene-edited babies.
Several Stanford professors have said they knew or strongly suspected He wanted to try gene editing on embryos intended for pregnancy.
Stanford police investigates sexual assault
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police at Stanford University say they are investigating the sexual assault of a woman near student dormitories.
University police spokesman Bill Larson said Monday officials have made no arrests in the assault reported on Jan. 24 by an unidentified woman.
Officials didn't say if the victim or suspects are students.
California counterculture writers make Kentucky hall of fame
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — They were two small-town Kentucky boys who went to study literature at Stanford University. They ended up at ground zero of California's emerging counterculture with beatniks, hippies, rock 'n' roll and psychedelic drugs.
Read "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," Tom Wolfe's famous 1968 book about author Ken Kesey's LSD-fueled travels with his group of "merry pranksters," and you will find these two names: Ed McClanahan and Gurney Norman.
Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president
HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system.
Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?
HONG KONG (AP) — Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for "editing" genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life.
The young scientist, He Jiankui, saw the power of this tool, called CRISPR, to transform not only genes, but also his own career.
Stanford to drop Spanish colonizer’s name from its address
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University is dropping the name of a controversial 18th century Spanish priest and colonizer from its mailing address and two dormitories.
Junipero Serra led the system of missions in California that "contributed to the destruction of the cultural, economic, and religious practices of indigenous communities and left many tribal communities decimated," according to the advisory committee that recommended removing his name.
Woman reports rape by force on Stanford University campus
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A woman has told police she was raped on the campus of Stanford University in Northern California.
The university's police department on posted what it called a community crime alert on its website Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.
The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was "substantial evidence" that Brock Turner received a fair trial.
In 2016, a jury convicted Turner of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man linked by DNA to a 1974 ritualistic church killing on the Stanford University campus apparently killed himself Thursday after detectives knocked on his door to serve a search warrant, authorities said.
Steve Crawford, 72, died in his apartment, authorities said.
South Dakota student overcomes adversities
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Lincoln High School graduate has published her first book and earned a full scholarship to Stanford University after overcoming verbal, sexual and physical abuse.
Damian Marlow told the Argus Leader that after overcoming her adversities she feels "satisfied with my life."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The leader of the successful recall of a Northern California judge for an unpopular sexual assault sentence warned that the results show women's rights and the #MeToo movement are now a potent political force that politicians ignore at their own peril.
"The broader message of this victory is that violence against women is now a voting issue," said Stanford University law professor Michele Dauber, who launched the recall effort against Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.
The Northern California judge says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost two years ago, though it's the reason he is the target of a June 5 recall election and has become the self-described "most hated man on the internet."
Judge in Stanford Sex Assault Case Fights Recall
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who faces a recall vote over his handling of a sexual assault case involving a former Stanford University swimmer said he supports the movement to improve the way sexual assault victims are treated but that ousting him won't help the cause.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the "next Steve Jobs," has forfeited control of Theranos, the blood-testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges that she oversaw a "massive fraud."
Virtual reality can make heart surgeons out of us all.
Americans say Congress is listening to all the wrong people
WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for common ground with your neighbor these days? Try switching subjects from the weather to Congress. Chances are, you both agree it's terrible.
Stanford professor in recall effort receives rape threat
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to recall a judge over his handling of a high-profile sexual assault case received an envelope Wednesday containing white powder and a rape threat.
Emergency personnel shut two rooms at the law school while they tested the substance and ultimately determined it was a harmless "inert powder," the university said in a statement.
Nominee for judge vacancy under fire for college writings
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal prosecutor nominated to fill a judicial vacancy in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is under fire after opinion pieces he wrote as a college student mocking multiculturalism surfaced.
Stanford students felt ‘unsafe and hurt’ over satirical posters defending ICE agents
Students at Stanford University were reportedly brought to tears by satirical posters defending Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Stanford drops plaque idea after sex assault victim bows out
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former school swimmer after the two sides failed to agree on a quote for the marker.
University spokesman Ernest Miranda said Tuesday the university is deferring to the woman, who decided not to participate after the school rejected two quotes she offered from a statement she read during the June 2016 sentencing of Brock Turner.
Bid to oust judge in Stanford swimmer case moves forward
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters on Thursday were a big step closer to getting an opportunity to decide whether to oust a California judge who was severely criticized for his handling of a sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer.
The campaign to remove Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky submitted nearly 100,000 signatures to the county registrar of voters to get the recall on the June 2018 ballot, said Stanford University law professor Michele Dauber, a campaign leader.
Dennis Marek: It isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence
I have a saying one should be very careful where you take your children for his or her first visit to a college. They will be awed and might never give up the thought they have found their first choice. When my son was an eighth-grader, I needed to take some depositions in San Francisco, and I took my two oldest children with me. We decided because we were so close, a side trip to see the famed Stanford University would be pretty neat. My son was awed with this incredible campus.
Nurse answered call to serve at Vietnam civilian hospital
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — As a nurse at Stanford University Medical Center, Marion Mullin could have taken part in America's first heart transplant.
Instead, she went on leave to spend 18 months at a hospital where cases included leprosy and the plague.
Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter’s brain
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman's brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won't be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, experts said.
Stephen Paddock's brain is being sent to Stanford University for a months-long examination after a visual inspection during an autopsy found no abnormalities, Las Vegas authorities said.
Correction: Las Vegas Shooting story
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In an Oct. 13 story and The Latest report about the investigation of a Las Vegas shooting that killed and injured concert-goers Oct. 1, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the body of shooter Stephen Paddock was being sent to Stanford University for study. Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said Monday that multiple forensic analyses will be performed at Stanford on Paddock's brain, and the rest of Paddock's body is being kept at a secure location.
Correction: Pain Gap story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about the worldwide gap in pain relief medication, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a Stanford University psychiatry professor. His name is Keith Humphreys, not Humpreys.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report says
Report finds millions die suffering in part because of a global disparity that leaves many poor countries without opioid painkillers
Judge in Stanford sex assault case can be recalled
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A recall campaign to oust a judge under fire for his handling of a sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer can resume, a judge ruled Monday.
Retired San Francisco County Judge Kay Tsenin agreed with the recall campaign that the county — not the state — has authority over the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.
longtime Stanford sports announcer Bob Murphy dies
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Bob Murphy, the longtime voice of Stanford University sports who brought a folksy sense of community to his commentary for more than four decades, has died. He was 86.
Murphy died Tuesday in Santa Cruz of complications from Alzheimer's disease. The school said in a statement that he had the disease for several years.
Court temporarily halts recall effort of California judge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A court on Friday temporarily halted the campaign seeking to oust a Northern California judge targeted for recall for sentencing a college athlete convicted of sexual assault to jail instead of prison.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge facing a recall effort after sentencing former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault has hired a political consultant who ran President Donald Trump's Arizona campaign.
Disclosure forms filed Monday show that Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky paid $30,000 to Brian Seitchik's Phoenix-based RDP Strategies.
Jillian Alexis Garza returned to Brownsville a changed person after spending the 10 days after the Fourth of July at an Envision Intensive Law & Trial symposium at Stanford University.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.
Mirzakhani, who battled breast cancer, died on Saturday, the university announced. It did not indicate where she died.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A judge who is facing a recall effort over the sexual-assault sentence he gave a former Stanford University swimmer is publicly defending himself for the first time, saying it's his job to consider lighter sentences for first offenders and that he cannot allow public opinion to factor in his decisions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even if it appears on the ballot two years after the trial.
The case drew national attention when critics decried the sentence as too lenient.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University will allow support animals in its dorms for the first time this fall.
The Mercury News in San Jose reports that the new policy comes after increased demand from undergraduates to allow pets that lend emotional support.
CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked.
Veggies given names like "zesty ginger-turmeric sweet potatoes" and "twisted citrus-glazed carrots" were more popular than those prepared exactly the same way but with plainer, more healthful-sounding labels. Diners more often said "no thanks" when the food had labels like "low-fat," ''reduced-sodium" or "sugar-free."
Student gets into Stanford after writing #BlackLivesMatter on application 100 times
If you’re applying to college, you can spend hours crafting the perfect admissions essay. Or you can just write the same word 100 times.
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school senior has her pick of any Ivy League school, plus Stanford University.
Seventeen-year-old Ifeoma White-Thorpe tells WABC (http://7ny.tv/2nT1Moi ) that she was accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges and universities, in addition to Stanford.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — When Subhash Dhungel's father passed out, the panicked road engineer called for an ambulance. To the Nepali man's horror, the vehicle arrived without a trained medical technician to help his unconscious father as they drove to a Kathmandu hospital.
It wasn't an isolated case. Nepal is woefully short of ambulances and trained emergency medical technicians are even rarer. Ambulances are mainly used as a means to simply transport patients to hospitals.
Stanford, Dartmouth pay $13K over election postcards
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Stanford University and Dartmouth College have paid nearly $13,600 to settle a Montana campaign practices complaint over postcards sent to voters in 2014.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (bit.ly/2naq9No) Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl signed the settlement agreement Tuesday, after receiving a check for nearly $6,800 from each school.