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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.