[DIGEST: ABC, Buzzfeed] Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner to six months in jail for the rape of an unconscious woman, has asked to no longer preside over criminal cases. Judge Persky’s ruling garnered him international notoriety and ignited a global conversation on privilege bias … Continued
[DIGEST: Jezebel, USA Today] Brock Turner’s Olympic dreams are no more. Turner, the 20-year old former Stanford University student and varsity swimmer who was convicted for the rape of an unconscious woman behind a dumpster during a fraternity party, has received a lifetime ban from USA Swimming. USA Swimming is the governing body for professional swimming … Continued
Several medical research institutions have been violating a 2007 federal law which requires them to report findings of human clinical trials to ClinicalTrials.gov within one year of completing the study.
Last week, Stanford University announced that more accepted students won’t have to pay anything for tuition, which normally runs nearly $46,000 a year. Students whose families make less than $125,000 a year and have assets worth $300,000 or less, including home equity but excluding anything that they have saved in retirement accounts, won’t have to … Continued