Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXIV - Issue #5 - News
The Week in Review
Draw Drama Complete
The month-long drama consisting of the organization of groups of roommates to live together next year, the assignment of random draw numbers, and the selection of house preferences ended Saturday, May 20, as the results of the 2000-2001 housing draw were announced. Xanadu was the most popular residence choice for females and Lambda Nu was the most popular residence choice for males. The Draw always has its surprises and discrepancies in individual residence cutoff numbers from year to year, but this year they were especially pronounced for males because the number of applications for men jumped by ninety, from 1977 last year to 2067 this year.
ASSU Elections Made Official
The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Constitutional Council ruled Tuesday, May 16 to validate the spring student body elections. The outcome of the elections had been in doubt ever since they were initially held April 19 and 20, due to allegations ranging from candidate abuse of electronic media to the improper influence of the Stanford Daily, and even including criticism of the ASSU's own election regulations and campaign violation hearings. The Constitutional Council's rulings legitimated both the first and runoff rounds of the elections, and made official next year's slate of representatives, led by student body president Seth Newton and vice-president Malia Villegas.
Enthusiastic Class of 2004 Response
A record 67% of admitted students accepted their offers of admission at the end of one of the toughest admission rounds in Stanford University's history. In the wake of a larger than anticipated freshman class this year, Robert Kinnally, dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid, chose to admit three hundred fewer students. The admit rate fell to twelve percent as only 1,921 students were accepted out of 16,273 applicants. A new element of the application process was the ability of students to apply electronically; three thousand applied online this year, and University officials expect that number to increase in the future.
Men's Tennis Triumphant
The No. 1 Stanford men's tennis team defeated No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth in the finals of the NCAA Team Championships to win its record seventeenth national title. The Cardinal clinched the championship with a 4-0 start, including an impressive singles victory of junior Alex Kim, ranked No. 7 in the nation, over No. 2 Daniel Anderson of VCU. The championship is the fifth in the past six years for Stanford.
Compiled by Scott Rasmussen
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