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‘Romance and Putin’: Samantha Power talks new memoir, ‘The Education of an Idealist’

Thursday’s talk isn’t Power’s first at Stanford, though this time she was here to her recent memoir, “The Education of an Idealist.” The conversation, moderated by Maha Ibrahim ’92, focused on Power’s experiences as a war correspondent in Bosnia, her role on the National Security Council and her advice for aspiring activists.

College Board backtracks on ‘adversity score’ after criticism

The College Board announced its plans to drop the much-criticized “adversity score” — a single number representing high school and neighborhood information — on August 27. The change was one of several updates to the Board’s “Landscape” dashboard, which seeks to provide consistent data about students’ environments to contextualize outcomes and opportunities.

University criticizes impending Andrew Klavan event; SCR stands by invitation

Stanford administrators criticized the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) upcoming event “Yes, America is a Judeo-Christian Nation” — featuring conservative author Andrew Klavan — in a Monday night Notes from The Quad blog post, citing concern over Klavan’s fostering of anti-Muslim sentiments, as well as SCR’s “publicity tactics that have targeted Muslim students.”

GSC addresses SU Press defunding, graduate healthcare, support for Yale community in final meeting

The final meeting of the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Council (GSC) reflected on the past year while keeping an eye to the future. The Council approved a non-binding resolution on graduate student healthcare affordability, continuing year-long advocacy efforts to improve graduate student health and mental health, as well as discussed the role of the Stanford University…