The Daily brief: August 11, 2011

Aug. 11, 2011, 10:39 p.m.

Million Dollar Alum | While many college applicants would consider themselves pretty lucky to beat a 7% acceptance rate, one Stanford alum named Joan Ginther PhD ’75 probably wouldn’t bat an eyelash. That’s because she’s won the lottery a total of FOUR times, amassing over $17 million, since 1993.

Forgiveness Project | Fred Luskin, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, leads a group of veterans to help them heal themselves from the wounds of war. The group, whose members suffer immense guilt and post traumatic stress disorder — often both at once — meet to discuss and work through their time in combat.

Heart Test Guidelines | Stanford researchers released the first-ever guidelines for reading the heart tests of young athletes in order to screen for hidden and potentially fatal problems. About 75 to 100 young adults die from athletic causes each year, with many due to heart defects that were previously overlooked.

Outside Lands | Missed your ticket to Outside Lands? That’s okay — our very own KZSU has you covered and will be broadcasting live from the festival all weekend. Tune in at

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