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This Woman’s Family Allegedly Paid $6.5 Million to Get Her into Stanford

Newport Beach college consultant William “Rick” Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal in the United States, reportedly received $6.5 million from the wealthy family of a Chinese student who he helped get admitted into Stanford.

Yusi “Molly” Zhao, daughter of Chinese pharma billionaire Tao Zhao, was admitted into Stanford in the spring of 2017 with Singer’s help. No one in the family has been formally charged in the scandal.

Meet the Stanford Student Who Could Revolutionize How We Treat Epilepsy

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When talking to Christine Liu, I often found myself forgetting that she’s still only a sophomore at Stanford. Looking back, it’s not hard to see why.

For starters, she’s got a resume to make even the most draconian of tiger parents proud, boasting a published scientific paper (with another one in review), a startup, and an international science fair medal — all by the age of 19. Her winning science fair project, a machine learning algorithm for predicting epileptic seizures, has the potential to radically change the way we approach epilepsy health care. Yet, what stood out the most, above and beyond her myriad accomplishments, was a very distinct sense of maturity, of wisdom beyond her years. There’s a purpose to her ambition, one rooted in personal experience and a deeply intrinsic desire to succeed — maturity was simply a requisite.

Bangladeshi Teen Gets into Stanford After Writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times on College Essay

An 18-year-old Bangladeshi-American named Ziad Ahmed got the biggest surprise of his life when was got accepted to Stanford University after he wrote #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on his college essay, according to the Telegraph.

Ahmed said that on the essay portion of his college application, he was asked “What matters to you? And why?” The self-confessed activist took the opportunity to amplify his voice and wrote #BlackLivesMatter 100 times.

Stanford Mall Security Robot Viciously Attacks Toddler, Then Tries to Finish the Job

A mall security robot, reportedly knocked down and ran over a toddler at a Palo Alto shopping mall on Thursday to the horror of the parents who witnessed the incident.

Developed by Silicon Valley-based Knightscope, Inc., the five-foot-tall, 300-pound machine called the Knightscope K5 was stationed at Stanford Shopping Center and doing its rounds when it had a collision with 16-month-old Harwin Cheng.

Meet the Two Swedish Bikers that Found the Woman Assaulted by the Stanford Rapist

Two Swedish graduate students, Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson, were biking through  the Stanford University campus one night in January 2015 when they came across Brock Turner and his victim.

The two friends had a gut feeling that something was wrong when they saw Turner, a Stanford freshman swimmer, and an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Turner, now 20, was consequently convicted on three charges of sexual assault and sentenced to six-months prison time by California judge Aaron Persky.

Childhood Friend Defends Stanford Rapist Brock Turner, Indirectly Blames the Girl For Being Too Drunk

Another letter, this time by a woman, has been written in defense of the former Stanford swimmer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious 23-year-old woman behind a dumpster of a campus frat party.

Brock Turner, 20, was sentenced last Friday to six-months prison time by California Judge Aaron Persky on charges including assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated person, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object.

One Woman Just Obliterated The Stanford Rapist’s Father By Rewriting His Despicable Letter

One Twitter user had the best response to a letter written in defense of Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student athlete charged with sexual assault of an unconscious woman at a campus fraternity party last year.

Following the guilty verdict that was issued by California judge Aaron Persky, his father, Dan Turner, wrote a letter to defend his once Olympic hopeful son who had to pay a “steep price” for “20 minutes of action.”

Aaron Persky: The Judge Who Gave Brock Turner an Easy Sentence is Also a Stanford Athlete

The 54-year-old judge who last week sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to a lenient sentence for sexual assault has been revealed to be an alum and former athlete of Stanford University as well.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky gave Turner a sentence of six months in jail and three years probation for sexually assaulting a woman at a campus fraternity party.

How One Girl’s Trip to Costco Got Her Into All 5 Ivy League Schools and Stanford

High-school senior Brittany Stinson shared a personal statement that subsequently got her admitted into five Ivy League schools and Stanford.

The achievement is quite impressive seeing how Stanford, the “Ivy League of the West,” had a lower acceptance rate than any Ivy League at 4.69%. Stinson, who was accepted into prestigious universities including Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth and Cornell, told Business Insider:

These Are the 10 Best Business Schools for Networking

Quick, grab a savvy individual on the job hunt or who’s looking to get ahead, and ask them what’s the most important factor behind landing the right gig. You might get a few answers that include things like: qualifications, experience or education. Still, one answer is going to ring true above all the rest: networking.

In most employment fields, but particularly in the fast paced world of business, it’s all about who you know. So you owe it to yourself to make the best connections, and to find the right people who are going to help you get where you need to be. GraduatePrograms.com agrees, which is why they surveyed 10,000 former and current business school students to identify which schools have the strongest networks.