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Stanford reportedly may be cutting some sports

Original post made on Jan 21, 2009

The Stanford University athletic department is projecting a $5 million loss in revenue over the next three years and is considering cutting staff and eliminating some sports teams, The Associated Press has learned.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 2:10 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by localmom, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I think this is good for Stanford. Stanford has become too athletic for my taste. Place even more into academics to attract even more stellar students. Make it truly the Harvard of the west.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] You do realize that sport related cutbacks will impact many people - staff and students. Why would you even suggest that this is a good thing?


Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Maybe they ought to reconsider this:


Stanford drops tuition for some students
Steve Rubenstein, Chronicle Staff Writer

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

(02-19) 23:49 PST Palo Alto -- In a radical change to its financial aid program, Stanford University will announce today that it will no longer charge tuition to students whose families earn less than $100,000 a year.

In addition, the university will waive room and board fees for students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year.

University President John Hennessy will make the announcement today on campus, university Provost John Etchemendy confirmed late Tuesday.

The university is making the change in the wake of published reports last month that its endowment had grown almost 22 percent last year, to $17.1 billion. That sum had begun to attract attention from lawmakers who want wealthy institutions to do more to reduce tuition costs.

Financial aid also will increase to families that make more than $100,000 a year.

"Thanks to our increasingly generous financial aid program ... attending Stanford will cost less than most private and many public universities," Etchemendy said.


Posted by stanford alumnus, a resident of Stanford
on Jan 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm

'Parent', the endowment used for the educational grants you refer to is independent from the Stanford Athletic Department budget.


Posted by Jamie Ranae`, a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Greetings....This news saddens me....since the age of four my son has dedicated himself to men's gymnastics...his dream is to receive a position on the men's gymnastics team at Stanford. It is amazing to see a young boy at 13 so determined to reach a goal that to some seems impossible. Triston works out 5 days a week four hours a day along with working hard to achieve a high grade point average. We had toured Stanford twice a year on our trips to the medical center...Triston is a patient there for his heart...a promise to tour the campus always made those long appointments worth his while. A few years ago we were on one of those tours, standing in a corner by chapel Triston told me to take a picture of him in that corner so when he got into Stanford and on the team he would come back to that spot and remember that moment....my point is this is a wonderful University for not only academics but for those who work extremely hard not only academically but at dreams which involve many aspects....I hope Stanford holds strong to these sports and still provide children like mine the opportunity to accomplish a dream which again some say is impossible.... Best wishes...J.R.


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