• Petitioning Stanford Admissions Office

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Stanford Admissions Office
Dean of Admissions
Richard Shaw
Assistant Dean of Admission
Debra von Bargen

Stanford University Admissions Office: Consider Restoring Jewel Essien's Admission to Stanford

    1. Petition by

      John Doe

      Long Beach, CA

There are more mobile devices in the US than there are people. Cell phones are the communication device of choice in the 21st century. They're ubiquitous, a facet of modern life.
Jewel's admission to Stanford was deferred after being caught with a phone at her school, as they are banned on her high school campus. But that's an offense that deserves a lesser punishment than the retraction of her dream. Jewel deserves to go to Stanford. She showed it when she was admitted to the most selective university in the world. She is showing it now with her grace and strength after losing her admission. We want the Admissions office to reconsider taking that away. While she can still apply next year, if she can regain her admitted status this year, we believe she is a worthy person to prove to Stanford that she really dserves to be there.

That grace and strength might just make a big difference one day, and a Stanford education will give her the tools to do so. Jewel was admitted to Stanford. Don't take that away because of a phone.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anthony Babajide LAGOS, NIGERIA
      • about 1 month ago

      This is because she is my friend

    • Erwan Jacks CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      You can't take her dreams away.

    • Lydia Chineyemba LEKKI,LAGOS, NIGERIA
      • 9 months ago

      I have known her from nursery school and her academic abilities. She shouldn't be deprived of this golden opportunity. This has got to do with her future considering she earned it by merit. Depriving her of graduation and all the academic awards she deserved is enough punishment for the trivial misconduct she committed. Do reconsider her admission or you may miss one of the world's greatest brains.

    • Praise Chineyemba LEKKI, NIGERIA
      • 9 months ago

      She's my friend

    • Patrick Okorie PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA
      • 10 months ago

      The policy of banning mobile phones at LJC is one that has served them very well especially given the many distractions that could come with it. No wonder it remains arguably the best in Nigeria, churning out every year brilliant kids - the likes of Princess.

      While I do not subscribe to her infringement of the school rule yet the withdrawal of her merited admission is rather too big a punishment. She is after all 15 when most kids exhibit defiant attitudes. Every punishment should be redemptive. Taking away her admission does not meet this criteria. Princess, I believe, has learnt her lessons and will undoubtedly be a blessing to Stanford and to humanity. She deserves a second chance.


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