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  • Grad student has already made a mark in consumer privacy, U.S. spying

    Grad student has already made a mark in consumer privacy, U.S. spying
    The gig: Jonathan Mayer is not a typical Stanford University graduate student. Already, at age 27, Mayer is an expert on consumer privacy and government surveillance. His research has been cited by a presidential task force on National Security Agency...
  • Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths

    Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt? A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....
  • California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire

    Justice Marvin R. Baxter will retire after 24 years on the California Supreme Court, it was announced Wednesday. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post included Court of Appeal Justice Martin Jenkins in a list of Latinos whom...
  • Justice Marvin Baxter of California Supreme Court to retire

    Supreme Court Justice Marvin R. Baxter announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his current term in January, opening the way for a more liberal majority on the state's highest court. Baxter's departure will give Gov. Jerry Brown, if...
  • The troubling plight of the modern university

    Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have salvaged...
  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • The end of affirmative action

    Sometimes doctrines just vanish, once they appear as naked as the proverbial emperor in his new clothes. Something like that seems now to be happening with affirmative action. Despite all the justifications for its continuance, polling shows the public...
  • California students feel UC admission squeeze

    California students feel UC admission squeeze
    California high school seniors faced a tougher time winning a freshman spot at most of the UC campuses for the fall, with their chances at UCLA and UC Berkeley now fewer than one in five, according to a report released Friday. Six of UC's nine...
  • Stanford University to sell off coal investments in environmental move

    Stanford University to sell off coal investments in environmental move
    Stanford University announced Tuesday that it would join the growing cadre of U.S. campuses moving to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies because of concerns about climate change. The Stanford Board of Trustees approved a resolution...
  • 51 Finalists Chosen for Student Academy Awards

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 41 students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities, and 10 students from foreign universities, as finalists in its annual Student Academy Awards competition. The Student Academy Awards were...
  • African American students weigh campus attitudes in picking colleges

    African American students weigh campus attitudes in picking colleges
    Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 year-old senior at Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School in South Los Angeles quickly dismissed UC...