Widgets Magazine

In their own words

“I thought it was the University community at nearly its best, taking on a controversial matter and dealing with it in a balanced and judicious way, and I think in the end weighing up all the pros and cons and coming to the right conclusion. The whole Stanford community can give itself a pat on the back for going about this the right way.”

HISTORY PROFESSOR DAVID KENNEDY ’63

 

“I’m profoundly disappointed…I do not think that their little confession that they don’t support discrimination was sufficient. I think that the fact that they even had to do that suggests they knew they were getting away with murder. I feel no further pride at all anymore for being affiliated with Stanford as an institution.”

ALOK VAID-MENON ’13, STANFORD STUDENTS FOR QUEER LIBERATION PRESIDENT

 

“It’s been roughly 43 years since the Navy ROTC building was burned down and today I’m happy to witness that Stanford has come full circle.”

JIMMY RUCK ’11, ARMY ROTC CADET

 

“Obviously, I am very disappointed with the decision that the Faculty Senate returned…I will continue to fight for all Stanford students and their rights throughout my term.”

MICHAEL CRUZ ’12, ASSU PRESIDENT

 

“I think the best thing to do going from here is wait at least a couple of years before we bring it back; that way those most highly involved in the debate and those who have the most emotions about it are not affected by the actual implementation.”

SEBASTIAN GOULD ’12, MILITARY VETERAN

 

“For a lot of people, this is a huge victory. For a lot of other people, this is a tremendous loss. I think it would’ve been that way regardless of whichever way the vote went. I feel very torn and conflicted…I feel like there is a lot still to be done for equality on this campus.”

ANGELINA CARDONA ’11, FORMER ASSU PRESIDENT

 

-Billy Gallagher