Miscommunication and confusion have characterized the staff selection process this year, largely as a result of the new changes, students say.
Some residence staff applicants speculated their 2019-20 staffing assignments had been revealed on Wednesday morning after a leaked URL allowed them to view their ranked preferences early. The selection results are scheduled for official release by Residential Education (ResED) tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.
What the fuck did we just do? Sophia Sterling-Angus ’19 remembered thinking to herself, staring at the numbers on her laptop screen last fall. 13 hours prior, she and Liam McGregor ’20 sent a survey called “The Stanford Marriage Pact” to around ten Stanford email lists and group chats. Around a hundred questions poked shamelessly at students’ intimate values, ranging from “How kinky do you like your sex?” to “Are you comfortable with your child being gay?”
The Stanford Marriage Pact’s survey of over 4,600 students found that nearly two-thirds of respondents are Democrats and just under half are atheist or agnostic.
In its second year, the Stanford Marriage Pact saw a slightly revised questionnaire and algorithm as well as a 150 percent increase in responses from last year.
The personal information of 341 freshmen was publicly accessible for more than one month on incoming sophomore class president Brian Chan’s ’21 personal GitHub account.