Editorial Board
Editorials represent the views of The Stanford Daily, an independent newspaper serving Stanford and the surrounding community. The Daily's Editorial Board consists of President and Editor-in-Chief Victor Xu '17, Executive Editor Will Ferrer '18, Managing Editor of Opinions Michael Gioia '17, Desk Editor of Opinions Jimmy Stephens '17, Senior Staff Writer Kylie Jue '17, Senior Staff Writer Olivia Hummer '17 and Senior Staff Writer Andrew Vogeley '17. To contact the Editorial Board chair, submit an op-ed (limited to 700 words) or submit a letter to the editor (limited to 500 words) at [email protected]

It’s time to change the PHE and RCC roles

Some traditions have been around for so long that inertia makes it difficult to significantly alter them in any meaningful way. This phenomenon has presented problems for Stanford’s residential staff roles: resident assistants (RAs), peer health educators (PHEs) and resident computer consultants (RCCs). The responsibilities and job structure in place for each of these positions…

Editorial Board endorses Executive slate and 12 Senate candidates

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce the endorsement of the Justice & Vicki slate for Executive and 12 candidates for Senate. Please see below for our reasoning behind each decision. (Photos by SHERIDAN REA/The Stanford Daily)   Executive endorsement: Justice Tention ’18 and Vicki Niu ’18 Proposing to enact important but achievable measures in the areas…

Reflecting on the Hennessy tenure

With the end of the school year comes the end of President John Hennessy’s tenure as president of Stanford. In spite of criticism he’s faced over the years, most would agree that his 15 years at the helm of the University have made Stanford a trend-setter for the rest of higher education. To get a…

A call for transparency from Stanford’s administration

Stanford can sometimes seem more like a carefully constructed political system than an institution for higher learning. Its choice of leadership is only indirectly guided by student preferences. There’s a constant balancing act between guaranteeing the financial health of the institution and reflecting the beliefs and interests of its people. And indirect communication has fostered…

Editorial Board endorses Beard/Edelman for ASSU Executive

Jackson Beard ’17 and Amanda Edelman ’17 are a pair of very strong candidates for the ASSU leadership and would have been competitive in any other year. While they are the only serious ticket for ASSU Executive this year, The Daily has no obligation to endorse any candidate — and we appreciated that while Beard/Edelman…

Editorial Board Senate endorsements

We are excited to announce ten exceptional candidates that The Editorial Board has chosen to endorse. Please see below for the reasoning behind our choices. Mylan Gray ’19 The Editorial Board was impressed with Mylan — his realistic understanding of what the Senate can and cannot do, as well as his understanding of the Senate’s most…

Editorial Board: Reforming the college admissions process

You can’t get 50 people in this country to agree on most issues, but it seems that you can get them to agree that college admissions reform is necessary. It is not surprising therefore that the initial report of Harvard’s Making Caring Common project had a star-studded list of endorsements — representatives from a whole host of…

Editorial Board: Stepping aside to move forward

This past Monday, the Stanford Review released a petition calling for the reform of the humanities curriculum through the reintroduction of a uniform two-quarter Western Civilization (Western Civ) requirement to replace the menu of one-quarter “Thinking Matters” courses in freshman year. The petition was, to say the least, controversial. The ensuing conversations attacked the Review…

OpenXChange, we’ll take what we can get

Last year was tumultuous. From reforming Stanford’s sexual assault policies to Black Lives Matter and from divestment to diversity, Stanford students spoke their minds on a variety of issues. In response, the University has introduced OpenXChange, a program intended to “introduce and promote community conversations on issues of national and global concern as well as…

Editorial: Ashton-Gallagher for ASSU Executive

For the 2013-14 ASSU Executive, The Stanford Daily Editorial Committee unanimously endorses Dan Ashton '14 and Billy Gallagher '14, the slate that we feel will be best able to represent the student body and effectively utilize the ASSU to further student interests in the upcoming year.
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