SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Ari Y. Kelman, Emily J. Levine and Mitchell L. Stevens
The realities of universities' involvement in unsavory aspects of history – like Stanford's revealed institutional antisemitism – contradict the heroic stories that fill campus promotional materials. But universities can't give a suspicious public any further reason to doubt their honesty.
SOURCE: San Francisco Examiner
“What I expect Stanford to do, as I always expected, is that they’ll ignore it,” says Richard White, whose new book argues that the university's president David Starr Jordan covered up murder and spread the lie that founder Jane Stanford died of natural causes in order to preserve her bequest.
by Richard White
Jane Stanford's murder by poisoning in 1905 was part of a long chain of inequities and moral abdications that attended the great Gilded Age fortunes at every step, from their accumulation to their dispersal as philanthropy.
SOURCE: Stanford Daily
by David Palumbo-Liu
A Stanford scholar of Asian American Studies decries the university administration's dismissal of faculty complaints that the conservative Hoover Institution has produced disinformation about both COVID-19 and the integrity of the 2020 presidential election under the imprimatur of Stanford's academic reputation.
SOURCE: San Fransisco Chronicle
by Jonathan Zimmerman
In 1990, Stanford president Donald Kennedy boldly admitted that his university had neglected teaching in favor of research. Universities have not heeded that warning.
SOURCE: The Mercury News
The neurobiologist was appointed in 1980, served 12 years at helm.
SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
Stanford University curriculum that is picking up steam nationally as educators grapple with widespread evidence of historical illiteracy among U.S. students.
Elon Musk, a serial entrepreneur who was a co-founder of PayPal and the electric car company Tesla Motors, sent people in California into a tizzy on Monday when he released a white paper outlining a hypothetical high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop.There were a number of curious questions about the Hyperloop, which Mr. Musk’s white paper claims will be able to travel at up to 800 miles an hour and transport people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. While physicists agree that technically, on paper, this is possible, economists seem to agree that technically, on paper, the price tag of $6 billion is impossible.
SOURCE: Contra Costa Times
BERKELEY -- Clayborne Carson was 19 when he ignored warnings about the dangers and propensity for violence before hitching a ride with the Indianapolis NAACP to attend the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago this month.The threats didn't deter him from becoming a part of the largest political rally for civil rights in U.S. history and witnessing Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial."I decided that I was going to go, and I wasn't going to tell my parents," Carson said. "They found out later."Two decades later, Carson would receive an unexpected phone call from Coretta Scott King asking him to serve as the editor of the King's Papers project....
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