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Shelley Gao

The GAO Report: Res Ed Indoctrination?

At its best, residential education enhances “students’ preparation for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship and service,” and at its worst, it stifles independent thinking, induces conformity and indoctrinates.

The GAO Report: Gratitude for Stanford

Last Friday, Mar. 26 at 3 p.m., 7.2 percent of 32,022 students - or 2,300 applicants - were offered admission to Stanford for the Class of 2014. This number included 753 who were admitted in December under the Restrictive Early Action Program...

The GAO Report: A Liberal Artist’s Anxieties

This past weekend, thousands of adults descended onto the Farm, participating in the annual ritual known as Parents’ Weekend. Numerous activities including faculty lectures, campus tours, open houses and receptions were scheduled to offer families an insight into the academic and campus lives of Stanford students. Despite the hectic programming schedule, I am sure many…

The GAO Report: The Future of America’s Scientific Leadership

In recent weeks, there has been quite a clamor about Stanford and the international community: the potential withdrawal of Google from China as result of cyber espionage concerns particularly in regard to a Stanford student and Tibetan activist, and last Friday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, “The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security,…

The GAO Report: The Great Student Theory of History

At the Stanford-in-Washington (SIW) Fall 2009 reunion this week, we discussed the concerns toward our reintegration into life at the Farm. Similar to our classmates who study abroad, we return to campus from a quarter in D.C. experiencing “reverse cultural shock.” Practical and tangible challenges dominated the conversation: feeling isolated living in non-traditional settings like…

The GAO Report: Role of Interviews in Undergraduate Admission

My dear editor wanted a reflective piece on the past three months I’ve spent in D.C. and my subsequent return to the Farm. Briefly speaking, the reintegration process has been rather arduous. Like many of my Stanford in Washington peers, I am experiencing a kind of cultural shock–undoubtedly thrilled to the back (people here actually…

The GAO Report (Beltway Edition): Urgent Ethical Reforms for the ASSU

The ASSU is suffering from a credibility crisis. Trust in the Association has been severely eroded as a result of the resignation of the vice president and allegations of discretionary spending abuse by former executives. These controversies cannot go ignored. Urgent reforms must be implemented to restore confidence in the institution. The student body deserves…
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