3-28-2011 Week in Review

This week:

Stanford releases its admissions decisions three days ahead of schedule, accepting 2,427 of a record 34,350 applicants.  This 7.07% figure is the lowest in Stanford’s history.

The ASSU Undergraduate Senate motions to suspend their rules of order last Tuesday to remove the ROTC question from the ballot.  The motion failed by one vote.

The Stanford Women’s Basketball team closely defeats UNC before routing Gonzaga 83-60 in the NCAA Elite Eight.  They move on to the Final Four and play Texas A&M on Sunday.

New head coach David Shaw gives Stanford football upperclassmen the go-ahead to rush for fraternities, allowing the players to attack the pledging process with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.

A federal judge rules that Google cannot scan copyrighted books without the publisher’s permission.  Google has so far scanned over 2 million volumes out of the Stanford libraries.

Charlie Sheen preps this week for his upcoming My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat is Not an Option Tour.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education decides to eliminate the IHUM program beginning next year, which has come under fire by students and faculty alike as being poorly managed and discouraging to students who want to pursue a degree in the humanities.  This is, however, just an April fools joke.

Stanford entrepreneurial hopefuls should start taking notes on the next billion-dollar idea: bottling air.

On this day:

In 1891, the Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, revolutionizing baseball as we know it.

In 1967, the U.S. Department of Transportation enters into operation, becoming the world’s longest running April Fools joke.

In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found Apple, Inc.

In 2001, the Netherlands becomes the first country to legalize same-sex marriage.

In 2011, your friends will post shocking Facebook statuses that will turn out to not actually be true.

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