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Stanford’s New University Provost and President Decisions Not Expected to Bring About Change

by Charles Schott, AB ’74, MBA ’83 In late August, the provost selection committee at Stanford chose (and Stanford’s new temporarily acting President apparently ratified) the selection of Stanford Law school Dean Jenny S. Martínez as the university’s new provost. First, this selection was made prematurely.  The selection should’ve been for an acting provost not a … Continued


By Charles Schott (AB 74 / MBA 83) With the departure of Persis Drell as Stanford’s provost, the Board of Trustees has formed a search committee to replace her. President Tessier-Lavinge has been charged with establishing a faculty-led committee that will be chaired by Debra Satz, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences with … Continued

Do Trees Have Standing?

By Charles Schott (AB 74; MBA 83) Fear the Tree! That’s what they say about Stanford students, both past and present. But Stanford’s administrators apparently don’t respect that view. Those who brought you Stanford’s “war on fun and social life” now assert that they are not accountable to students and alumni. . Which raises the … Continued

BREAKING: The Free Press’s Bombshell Exposé on Stanford

Today, The Free Press, a new media outlet founded by New York Times veteran Bari Weiss, published a shocking report about the deterioration of student wellbeing at our beloved Stanford University. In “Stanford’s War Against Its Own Students,” investigative reporter Francesca Block details how a power-hungry and ever-growing administration has micromanaged the lives of students, … Continued