According to Director of Financial Aid Karen Cooper, MasterCard will disburse $500 million in an education initiative for sub-Saharan Africa.
According to research conducted by Professor of Economics Caroline Hoxby, limited accessibility to elite universities for poor, minority or first-generation students can pose an even larger obstacle than tuition prices and selectivity.
Jonathan Fisk ’16 friended over 1,000 members of the Official Stanford Class of 2016 Facebook page in anticipation of the new school year. He considered the platform a community-building tool.
Since the beginning of summer, I have intended to write an article on what I call the Stanford Perception Syndrome: an effect I’ve observed that occurs when people treat Stanford students/alumni according to a preconceived notion of them. Sometimes–thankfully, usually–this has positive consequences, like assuming a level of capability or know-how. But sometimes it feels challenging, almost hostile, and sometimes–not to go all Gretchen Wieners-levels of “Sorry I’m popular” and fall into a crowd of un-extended arms–it feels bitter.
Children of Stanford faculty members and large donors receive preference in the admissions process, even more than legacy students