Education

Stanford bans hard alcohol from undergrad parties, in wake of sexual assault by swimmer

Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer who in June was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus, blamed “party culture and risk-taking behavior” for his actions.

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Burt’s Bees landowner gifts land to US government

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Burt's Bees founder pushing for a new national park in Maine has given 87,500 acres of land to the U.S. government. On Aug. 12, land conservationist Roxanne Quimby signed deeds transferring her nonprofit foundation's land in Maine's Katahdin region to the U.S. Department of the Interior. A DOI spokeswoman said...

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