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Billionaire vows to pay grads’ student loans in commencement speech

Now that’s a motivational speech they can really take to the bank. Billionaire tech investor Robert F. Smith stunned college graduates on Sunday as he gave their commencement speech — offering to pay their student debts despite it costing an estimated $ 40 million. “On behalf of the eight generations of my family that have… Read More »

Wording in medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status, revealing potential bias

In an analysis of narrative medical school evaluations, researchers at UC San Francisco and Brown University have found significant differences in how female and underrepresented minority medical students are described. The researchers used natural language processing to analyze a large bicoastal sample of nearly 90,000 narrative evaluations of third-year clerkships from UCSF and Brown. The… Read More »