After accepting $610,000 in bribes to reserve athletic recruitment spots for wealthy families’ children, former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer was sentenced on Wednesday to one day in prison and six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.
Students accepted to live in the Education And Society Theme (EAST) House next school year were mistakenly assigned to live in Crothers Hall after a “data entry error” by Residential Education (ResEd). None of the affected students are guaranteed to find housing in EAST.
The 22nd Undergraduate Senate passed its first bill to reform Senate’s standing committees’ bylaws. Senators also discussed a new bill introduced by Senator Jonathan Lipman ’21 which would request that the Hoover Institution be included in the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in a Learning Community (IDEAL) dashboard.
Despite a 2005 felony conviction for sexually assaulting a minor, a registered sex offender is currently a visiting scholar in Stanford’s Economics department.
News of the Zhao family’s payment comes as federal prosecutors are targeting additional parents in the scandal. So far, the second-highest known payment to scandal ringleader William Rick Singer was $1.2 million.
Stanford University Press, the oldest press in the western United States, has been denied its request for annual funding for the next five years.
Thursday afternoon, Stanford Athletics announced the retirement of Farwell Family Director of Men’s Rowing Craig Amerkhanian. The announcement comes as the third departure of a member of Stanford Athletics this week alone; Kissick Family Director of Sports Performance Shannon Turley was fired on Monday, and Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp also announced…
The elimination of The Draw and the creation of residential neighborhoods — to which all undergraduates will be assigned before their first year on campus — will characterize the changes revolutionizing residential life at Stanford over the next century.