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.
Is the University making a tradeoff by placing an emphasis on athletics? Absolutely, but Stanford has always been about being more than a one-dimensional institution; it is about pushing the boundaries, about striving for excellence in all respects.
It’s time for us to consider whether Stanford’s policies of heavy investment in athletic programs and recruitment are really in line with the university’s mission. Regardless of what we decide to do, we as a university should have a frank discussion about how much we are willing to sacrifice academics for athletic success.
According to multiple sources, Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby has been offered the job of Big 12 commissioner and is expected to accept the job
A drama class in “Beginning Improvising” and another in “Social Dances of North America III” were among dozens of classes on a closely guarded quarterly list distributed only to Stanford athletes to help them choose classes. Officials discontinued the list last week after student reporters working for California Watch began asking about it.
Tentative plans are in place for the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) to vacate Roble Gym. Stanford Drama and Dance Division are slated to take over the space.
In a press conference on Tuesday, UC-Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced that California will eliminate five of its varsity athletic teams…