Stanford University

Israeli Researchers Rank Top in the Scientific World

A dozen Israeli researchers were ranked among the world’s top 50 in their disciplines, a new study from Stanford University showed, with a further 333 researchers coming in the top two percent of the world.

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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.


CalPERS New Reporting Understates Pension Costs

Despite the rising panic over the solvency of California public pension plans, CalPERS’ annual report no longer prominently discloses what additional percentage of employee pay that each of its state, school and local clients pay each month for employee pensions.

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College Football Weekend’s Winners and Losers

Week eight witnessed a major upset engineered by Penn State, a shockingly dominant performance by Auburn, and Alabama pull away from a top-ten team to show why they remain number one for the foreseeable future.

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