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Stanford president resigns after review found flaws in his research papers

Original post made on Jul 19, 2023

Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced on Wednesday, July 19, that he will be stepping down after a panel of experts found significant flaws in various studies that he had supervised more than a decade ago.

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Posted by Richard Hine
a resident of another community
on Jul 19, 2023 at 12:34 pm

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Is this the Jerry Yang of Yahoo! fame?


Posted by Catherine
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm

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Richard Hine - Yes, Jerry Yang is a BS/MS grad of Stanford Engineering, a generous benefactor, and the current chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees.


Posted by Thoughtful
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 19, 2023 at 6:54 pm

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Cancelation. It's no vacation.

As an alum, not a big fan of his leadership of Stanford…but, then again, I would not find any person capable of getting the job in this era to be aligned with my thoughts and values.

Yet this seems like a very heavy-handed response to a conclusion that he committed no actual misconduct.

University of Michigan fired their president a year or two ago in a very vicious way (published his personal e-mails) for having some sort of consensual extramarital relationship with a staff member.

Let's face it…these positions require "virtue signaling" to the highest degree imaginable.

Is anyone who is actually qualified to lead such an organization that type of saint?


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 20, 2023 at 8:07 am

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"Is anyone who is actually qualified to lead such an organization that type of saint?"

If they're human, no.


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