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Stanford to replace diplomas over signature mix-up

Original post made on Jul 31, 2013

A mix-up over the signatures on Stanford University diplomas issued during the 2012-13 academic year -- which may be more than 6,000 -- had led the university to offer replacements, according to a spokeswoman.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 1:58 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by neighbor, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm

This seems like oversharing to me, not real news. This is an internal Stanford operations mishap and of zero interest to Palo Alto Online readers like me. Please save the breathless reports about Stanford for something meaningful.


Posted by neighbor, a resident of another community
on Jul 31, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Agree - This is not news. Just another effort to stir up the locals.


Posted by John, a resident of another community
on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Are they sure this wasn't a Cal syudent prank??


Posted by Rick, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Aug 1, 2013 at 4:00 am

Sounds like a waste of money and an ego problem. How many students really care who sign their diplomas. They just want their name and degree correct.


Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

Stanford did the right thing. This situation could have come to light later on and been embarrassing to them for more than one reason.


Posted by Employer, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Some employers actually ask for and verify diplomas, having seen phonies in the past.
If the wrong signature was there, it would have been dissed as just another phony and the bearer rejected.


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