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Examining money and diversity in paid studies on campus

Fliers recruiting participants for research studies conducted by the Graduate School of Business’ (GSB) Behavioral Lab, the Psychology Department, the Laboratory for Social Research and more can be found all around campus. Students participate in this research for a variety of reasons, but monetary reasons dominate the academic ones, raising concerns amongst researchers about maintaining representative and diverse samples.

743 early applicants accepted to Stanford’s Class of 2019, 562 deferred

Earlier today, 743 members of the Class of 2019 received their acceptance letters from Stanford through the restrictive early action program. Stanford had 7,297 early applicants this year, the most in university history. An additional 562 applicants were deferred to the regular admission program. The acceptance rate of 10.2 percent was slightly lower than the Class…

Dreaming for Others

We’ve all heard the numbers: 42,167 applications; 2,138 accepted; 5.07 percent admission rate. The Class of 2018 is just the latest group of eager high school students ready to come to Stanford and explore the California sun, Internet wealth and Silicon Valley’s other opportunities. Indeed, in 2013, the Princeton Review reported that in a survey…