The College Board announced its plans to drop the much-criticized “adversity score” — a single number representing high school and neighborhood information — on August 27. The change was one of several updates to the Board’s “Landscape” dashboard, which seeks to provide consistent data about students’ environments to contextualize outcomes and opportunities.
On Wednesday, former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer was sentenced to one day in prison and six months of home confinement for his role in the recent college admissions scandal. Judging by the headlines, there is outrage in America over this “slap on the wrist.” “Stanford Coach Avoids Prison in Admissions Scandal,” announced The New…
In advance of his June 12 sentencing hearing, Vandemoer’s own sentencing memorandum makes the case for probation given that he did not personally pocket any money. Despite taking this into account in assessing the moral culpability of Vandemoer’s offense, the prosecutors maintain that prison time is necessary.
The son of Menlo Park parent Marjorie Klapper was revealed to have falsely identified himself as both black and Hispanic on his Common Application at the advice of college admissions scandal mastermind and purported college counselor William Rick Singer.
The College Board plans to roll out a new “adversity score” component of SAT results, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
This March, federal investigators exposed the largest college admissions scandal in history. Dozens of parents and students were revealed to have bribed and faked their way into supposedly meritocratic, elite universities. As one of the accused schools, Stanford responded by hastily expelling Yusi Zhao, a student involved in the scandal, justifying the expulsion as something that “has long been our practice … [if] the student submitted false information.”
On May 1st, news finally broke regarding the identity of the former Stanford student who was expelled as part of the fall out surrounding the college admissions scandal. It is certainly good gossip material, because some of the details are truly breathtaking.
Last week, Frankly Speaking, a new crowd-sourced Opinions column, had the Stanford community weigh in on the question: To what extent is getting into Stanford a result of privilege? Published below are two answers we received. If you want to contribute to our next edition, you can do so here.