With two weeks left before graduation, the Class of 2012 remains slightly behind last year’s record participation in Senior Gift donations. Gift organizers expressed optimism, however, that seniors’ contribution to the student-driven initiative will spike in the final weeks.
Despite a new Stanford ePay system instated in the middle of last quarter which required authorized tuition payers to re-register, Director of Student Services T.J. Fletcher wrote in an email to The Daily that her office has not observed an increase in past-due balances this quarter.
Students and University officials have recently scrutinized the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in response to an Oct. 17 New York Times article about FAFSA’s inability to accommodate students with same-sex parents and students who are no longer receiving financial support from their parents.
I’ve always cheered for Stanford. Consider me as being part of the “Red Zone” of Stanford life in general. I love this institution, so I’ve always trusted its decisions in the past — whether academic, athletic or administrative. Yet it is precisely because I love Stanford that I find myself cheering against it for the first time in my academic career.
Yesterday, Stanford submitted its proposal to the New York City Economic Development Corporation to build StanfordNYC, a $2.5 billion campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Let me say that again: $2.5 billion. That is more than double the initial estimate Stanford put forth a few weeks ago. Stanford wants to spend the equivalent of 15 percent of its endowment on a New York campus designed to “become a hub of technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States.” I don’t know if President Hennessy has checked recently, but we seem to already have that goal firmly established in the 94305 ZIP code.