Stanford University

‘We Clearly Missed the Mark:’ Stanford U-Turns on ‘Harmful Language’ Guide Asking Students Not to Say ‘American’

Stanford University appears to be distancing itself from its own IT Department after the school was mocked on the internet over the department’s recently published “Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative,” which deems certain words and phrases “violent,” “ableist,” and “culturally appropriative,” among other pejoratives. The university also announced that the IT Department’s guide “does not represent university policy” and is currently under review. “We clearly missed the mark,” the school added.

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Woke Slapfight: Stanford Professor Threatens to Call Police on Berkeley Prof Who Exposed Her $5,000 per Hour Consulting Fee

A woke Stanford professor threatened to call the police on a Berkeley professor who exposed her $5,000 per hour consulting fee, according to a report by the Stanford Review, the student-run newspaper that serves Stanford University. The Berkeley prof fired back, saying: “Public advisory: don’t call the cops on black people for no reason. Black people disagreeing with you on Twitter is not a crime.”

Stanford Prof Jo Boaler

Stanford U. Cuts MCAT Requirement for Med School Applicants

Stanford University’s School of Medicine announced this week that it is temporarily suspending the MCAT requirement for new applicants. The MCAT is a comprehensive standardized test that provides insight into an applicant’s ability to succeed in medical school. The Stanford College Republicans criticized the decision, arguing: “It’d be a shame if unqualified applicants come to Stanford as a result of this policy and we suffer the consequences in the coming decades.”

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Report: Stanford Accepted $58 Million from Chinese Government

Stanford University is facing criticism over its extensive relationship with the Chinese government. Between 2013 and 2019, the university reported that it had accepted $58 million in gifts and contracts from China and its communist government. Only Harvard, USC, and the University of Pennsylvania have taken more money from China.

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County Ban of Large Gatherings Could Impact Sharks, Stanford

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The status of three San Jose Sharks hockey games, the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at Stanford and one MLS game are in doubt after Santa Clara County announced a ban of all large gatherings of at least 1,000 people for the rest of the month in response to the coronavirus outbreak.