Faculty members pushed back on University leaders’ criticism of an open letter authored by Stanford Medicine faculty criticizing Scott Atlas at Thursday afternoon’s Faculty Senate meeting. The Senate also approved changes to Stanford’s Title IX procedures following the release of new federal guidelines in May.

Ninety-eight Stanford faculty members with expertise in infection disease, microbiology, immunology, epidemiology and public health issued a statement on Sept. 9 calling attention to alleged falsehoods and misrepresentations espoused by White House adviser and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Scott Atlas surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the statement, Stanford faculty members noted that many of Atlas’ opinions counter established science, undermine public health authorities and create barriers toward generating effective public health policy. 

In response to this open letter, Atlas, backed by the White House and President’s legal team, threatened to sue Stanford faculty for defamation.

“The fact that Atlas is now using one of Trump’s

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have repaid the public money used to renovate their U.K. home in the latest move to silence their critics.



Meghan Markle, Prince Harry wearing a hat: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. They have now repaid $3.2 million of public money on their U.K. home, Frogmore Cottage.


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. They have now repaid $3.2 million of public money on their U.K. home, Frogmore Cottage.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been under pressure since quitting royal duties to return $3.2 million used to turn Frogmore Cottage into a home fit for a young royal family.

An initial agreement saw the couple making monthly payments on the property to cover both rent and repayment.

However, after signing a Netflix mega-deal estimated at $50 million to $100 million they are now paying off the entire sum.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Newsweek: “A contribution has been made

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There is increasing criticism of universities for not lowering tuition for going online. The argument is that online education is cheaper, inferior and less valuable. This is not the case, and certainly not where I work in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

In my 25 years of teaching and now leading the transition to remote learning in my school, I have never seen the commitment and coming together of faculty with a sole mission to provide the best learning experience to students. Irrespective of rank and reputation, a large majority of the 250 full-time and part-time faculty members have come together to share their experiences, bring best practices, learn from one another, practice together and be there for one another for one purpose — the best learning experience and outcome for our students.

We’ve run 30 workshops in the past five months, and

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