University Affairs

Stanford information on college admissions case

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a number of people around the country in an alleged scheme in which payments were made to try to win the admission of prospective students to a number of U.S. colleges and universities. Stanford’s former head sailing coach pleaded guilty to a charge in this case.

Notes from the Quad —

The sailing case, and our resolve

President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell emphasize that the conduct reported in the case is absolutely contrary to Stanford’s values, and to the norms the university has lived by for decades. “Today’s news is a shock exactly because it so clearly violates our institutional expectations for ethical conduct.”