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A 'bulwark' against future fraud: Stanford announces policy changes in response to Operation Varsity Blues

Original post made on Jan 14, 2020

Stanford University plans to tighten its policies on donations and athletic recruits as recommended by a firm that reviewed university procedures in the wake of the national college admissions scandal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:25 AM

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Posted by Concerned_Alum
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:43 am

A suggestion regarding how,"Stanford will redistribute the $770,000 in funds from Singer to an organization or organizations that support "financially challenged" high schoolers working toward college admission," Why doesn't the University donate some of those funds to EPATT (East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring program) since it is kicking the program off of campus next year? There are plenty of other local programs that could benefit from the funds as well.


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Posted by Family Friendly
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 14, 2020 at 2:05 pm

"$800,000 in bribes earmarked for the sailing program".

It wasn't bribes. It was earmarked donations to the university, which isn't much different from what the wealthy do every day to get their kids into Stanford.

If Stanford really wants to improve their reputation, they should shut that practice down entirely, whether it's through he front door, the back door, or the side door.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 15, 2020 at 9:40 am

As long as "student-athletes" are distinct from "students", there will be a problem. Why does Stanford need all this anyway? Just drop back from NCAA Division I to Division III and let students who are admitted on their academic performance participate at the Division III level.


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