agathon360 wrote:So, any reports from the Stanford ASW?
Sure, as I'm killing time before my flight out of SFO.
ASW was incredible. SLS has a minority preview day, and for the first time this year, OUTlaw was invited to participate, a decision that was supported (and fought for) by the various other identity groups. The community is rather small, probably 25 or so, most of whom were gay men, but at least 7 queer admits were committed to coming, and a number more were deciding.
The queer faculty is doing really interesting research (Professor Schacter on same-sex marriage issues, especially), and went out of their way to meet some admits. Prof. Karlan, who's at SCOTUS tomorrow, skipped out on the Rachel Maddow Show to have dinner with us.
The queer folks seemed interesting and were really candid about the size of the community and its drawbacks. Some live in SF, most seem to be fairly decent friends with one another (a bunch live together in 2s and 3s), and all seemed to be doing really diverse things.
Plus, it can't hurt that attractive folks are always outside playing volleyball and running and whatnot in the sun, since it was 75-85 degrees all weekend, sunny, and beautiful.