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.
In a brief email to The Daily, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Richard Shaw wrote that the release of early admissions data in the last several years had been “exceptional.”
The Faculty Senate convened for the first time Spring quarter on Thursday, with Nick Bloom, preview chair of Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid (C-UAFA), giving a report on C-UAFA’s activities and provided recommendations for improving the undergraduate admission process.
Bloom opened by describing the guiding principles behind undergraduate admissions and topics covered during this past year. Bloom then described his recommendations on how to improve the undergraduate admission process. According to Bloom, both C-UAFA and the actual process could benefit from changes.
Stanford admit rates dropped to 5.05 percent for another record-breaking pool of applicants.
Last week, the first groups of Stanford students viewed the admissions files they had requested under a FERPA provision. A staff member accompanied students for the duration of their 20-minute appointments to ensure that no photos of the records were taken.
Rather than criticize the Athletic Department for its (relatively efficient) expenditures, Majerovitz and the wider Stanford community should focus on the unique exposure and diversity student-athletes bring to the Farm.
The University Registrar’s office has begun responding to FERPA requests for admissions records associated with last month’s email from The Fountain Hopper. Students who made FERPA requests will be able to access copies of their common application, along with their high school transcript, on AXESS
Although 743 applicants have already received acceptance letters, high school seniors around the world are still waiting to hear from Stanford. But even once those decisions are released, few students know about the people making them.