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  • We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]

    We're fat because we aren't moving [Commentary]
    New research suggests that Americans aren't obese because we eat too much. It's because we exercise too little. And by too little I mean, not at all. And whatever exercise we get peaks before the age of 10 — and perhaps as early as 2 — and...
  • How I Made It: John Krafcik

    The gig: John Krafcik is president of TrueCar, a car-buying website and app, which uses pricing data from other buyers to match consumers with a network of dealers. Krafcik, 52, previously was chief executive of Hyundai Motor America. Jump start:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests

    Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests
    Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • NCAA compared to 'cartel' during testimony at antitrust trial

    The federal antitrust trial against the NCAA challenging the multibillion-dollar college sports industry’s compensation practices, and its long-held notion of amateurism, moved through its second day Tuesday with more questioning of a Stanford...
  • Walk the Talk parade celebrates skid row and its leaders

    Walk the Talk parade celebrates skid row and its leaders
    General Dogon, a neighborhood activist, pulled up on a tricked-out bicycle with a red fur seat and a Pee-wee Herman doll riding the handlebars. The Mudbug Brass Band blew "Sweet Georgia Brown." A mobile gallery with a skid row history display —...
  • Isla Vista's troubles belie UC Santa Barbara's academic strength

    Isla Vista's troubles belie UC Santa Barbara's academic strength
    UC Santa Barbara had a notable double achievement in 2013. The beachside campus placed second in the world for impact in the sciences as scored by the Center for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Home to five...
  • Schools that invite controversial commencement speakers are asking for trouble [Letter]

    Schools that invite controversial commencement speakers are asking for trouble [Letter]
    There has been much tsk-tsking this college graduation season about students protesting their administration-chosen commencement speakers ("It's speech season on campus — and it's notable for ones not given," May 21). The finger-waggers seem to...
  • 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...