In its 24th meeting, 19th Undergraduate Senate addressed concerns regarding annual funding reductions on account of students’ waiving their activities fees. Senators also advocated for a need-blind admission policy for international students and more student input in the search for a new Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) director. The Senate also passed a resolution appointing Josie Bianchi ’20 to the ASSU Constitutional Council.
Stanford University made major changes to its supplemental application questions for the first time in several years.
An update to Stanford’s Admission Officer Directory last week removed Assistant Director of Admissions Karen Alonzo ’11 from its contact list, two days after campus The Fountain Hopper exposed details of her personal, formerly public Instagram content and its connection to the official Stanford Admission account.
When I was in elementary school, I developed a crush on a Swedish girl my family hosted for a few days. As soon as she left, I committed to teaching myself Swedish, so that I could move to her homeland, impress her and, naturally, marry her. While my crush dissipated with time, my studies stayed…
The move reflects a growing desire among admissions directors to remove financial barriers to students applying to college. Allowing students to self-report test scores alleviates the financial burden of submitting official score reports.
Most students put their college admissions struggles behind them when they submit their enrollment deposits and cruise through the remainder of high school. When I was admitted to Stanford in early December last year, I thought that all I had left to do was pose for the obligatory Instagram announcement, sign on the dotted line…
A packed meeting of graduate student activists discussed admissions, diversity, and more.
This has been one of the most eventful Dead Weeks during our time at this university, and the decisions made by the administration in the past few days have left us asking if Stanford cares at all about its students, our well-being or the issues that matter to us.