Vince Bielski

2 Articles Published

Corruption, Ghosts and Strychnine: ‘Who Killed Jane Stanford?’ is a Portrait of San Francisco’s Gilded Age

From Palo Alto, to the Hawaiian Islands, to a Mansion on Nob Hill—the new book by Stanford historian Richard White shines light on the century-old cold case of a baroness’ murder.

As Lowell Grapples With Admission Policy, Other Cities Offer Lessons on How to Balance Merit and Diversity

Lowell High has polarized S.F. in a winner-take-all fight to the finish, pitting merit-based admissions against a lottery to make the elite school more diverse.