letter to the editor
I enthusiastically support the construction of an ice rink on the Stanford campus.
Amid growing concerns that students are engaging more often in unsafe drinking (drinking to blackout, vomiting, doing things you later regret), we reviewed our alcohol policy and found that it was not serving students or the campus community well. After reframing the policy, we now have a restated Student Alcohol Policy that outlines expectations around alcohol for students.
In response to Glenn Truitt’s Op-ed piece (“Cheer leaving,” Oct. 26), I say it is ludicrous to suggest Stanford cheerleaders should not be allowed on the field.
I feel insulted that I have to defend my team’s good name after an accident occurs. I will be the first to admit that what happened during the Washington game was an unfortunate mishap. However, in light of Mr. Truitt’s hyperbolic criticism and serious misinterpretations, I am impelled to respond to his accusations.
David Spencer Nelson’s column on why contemporary art turns him off is a bracing and personal call to all of us in arts practice and arts education (The Mixed Messages of Modernism: Empty museums: an explanation, Oct. 28). Let’s rise to the challenges he articulates.
I for one have been rooting for Stanford from the onset in its proposal to build a campus in New York City as I think it presents a tremendous opportunity (“A student’s look at StanfordNYC,” Oct. 27). Why go to New York City when things seem just fine here in sunny Palo Alto? This country needs another center for innovation and that is what Stanford does better than any university in the world. It would provide Stanford with new research alignments in industries that don’t exist in the Bay Area and would give students from the home campus access to a whole network of East Coast contacts and new alumni. Maybe we can even start chipping away at that East Coast bias that never seems to allow Stanford to climb above Harvard or Yale in national rankings.
As a current Stanford junior who’s helped plan some of Stanford’s largest student events, from class formals to Full Moon 2010 and the recent Cataracs concert, I couldn’t be more excited thinking about the potential that exists with the newly created Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). I think that Monday’s Editorial Board piece (“Sobering up at the OAPE,” Oct. 10) unfortunately missed the mark.
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