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College Admissions Scam Brings Background Checks on Student Athletes to Stanford University

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell recently made an announcement that the University will now conduct reviews and verification’s on student athletes recommended by coaches to confirm their athletic credentials.  In the aftermath of the college admissions scam, a new protocol is in place where a “member of the executive leadership of the Athletics Department will be responsible for each of Stanford’s 36 varsity men’s and women’s sports and will review and confirm the athletic credentials of all recruits who are proposed by a coach to receive an athletic recommendation.  This will provide a second, higher-level verification of the athletic credentials of recruited student-athletes before that information is shared with the admission office, to be considered as one factor in a comprehensive review of each student’s qualifications for Stanford admission.”


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