India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, a former Stanford MBA, intends to make his own version of Stanford in India.
Dartmouth is routing Stanford (and everyone else) in terms of donations to Haiti, $133,000 to $51,000.
The G.O.P. smells blood in 2010.
Is this a joke? Newsweek tries to show what to do when taken hostage–in the style of a plane safety manual, I guess.
Cal students have scared John Yoo into holding his detention centers classes in a secret location. More dark sites!
Christopher Hitchens excoriates the Clintons and their “propagandists,” also using the term “moral vandal,” which I plan to add to my vocab and you should too.
Math makes itself useful–a London Prof. has developed a formula for parallel parking.
Ross Douthat blames FDR and LBJ for the mess the Democrats are currently in.
Conan says goodbye (video after the jump):
Megan McArdle says “the winner’s curse” is going to bring on the next housing crisis.
If you can, get paid hourly.
False alarm. No plane crash near Stanford.
Stanford sticks it to Notre Dame, stealing a coach, and a recruit.
Study: “Stanford may come closest among the schools analyzed to mirroring the traditional view of a national university.”
ON THIS DAY:1915: While in New York, Alexander Graham Bell makes the first call of the US Transcontinental Telephone Service, [blowing up](http://www.directlyrics.com/kesha-dolla-lyrics.html) his assistant [Thomas Watson](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_A._Watson)‘s phone in San Francisco.
1971: Idi Amin leads a successful coup to depose Milton Otobe and become Uganda’s president.
Virginia Woolf was born today in 1882.
Alphonse Gabriel “Al Capone” died today in 1947.