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College Board backtracks on ‘adversity score’ after criticism

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.

Provost, General Counsel offer personal contributions to anti-sexual assault organization after Stanford denies Fliegelman victim’s request for donation

Seo-Young Chu M.A. ’01, a survivor of sexual abuse by deceased English professor Jay Fliegelman Ph.D ’77 during her time as a graduate student, returned to campus to meet with General Counsel Debra Zumwalt to request that the University contribute $1 million to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Stanford denied Chu’s request. However, both Zumwalt and Provost Persis Drell have since offered to make personal donations to RAINN. Chu requested that they donate in honor of “every victim and every survivor.”