Take this column with a pinch of salt; there’s no single or perfect way to make the most of your Stanford career or your life, but one day you too can tell your peers how to be a little less of a dumbass.
It is hard to talk about eradicating the banana plague or switching the entire electric grid to solar energy without some understanding of the basic biology or engineering that underlie both these problems.
Fair reporting, therefore, means presenting the facts honestly while bringing out the nuances. But more importantly, it must involve recognizing that opposing views are not always ethically or intellectually equivalent.
It is extremely worrying to see that the new administration does not seem to care at all about data collection.
Forget replicators, warp drives, and robot butlers – our future is expected to be a hellish scramble for resources, not an age of limitless prosperity.
Framing free speech as a positive right means that the university ought to proactively ensure that marginalized voices are heard – eg. having a space dedicated to LGBTQ expression, or funding a Chicano studies center.
Realizing what failed to go right means confronting it head on in all its naked glory, and there is no book better for that than Paul Beatty’s Booker-prize winning novel The Sellout.
There are three things that critics of college protestors constantly seem to get wrong.