Dear Provost Etchemendy, Last night, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate unanimously approved a resolution that strongly urges you to re-administer the Campus Climate Survey. Only 72 hours after the resolution was introduced, over 400 students signed a petition in support of a new survey. Simply put, the Stanford community recognizes that the last Campus Climate Survey…
This primary season will be one for the history books. The House of Bush has fallen to a bombastic TV-star businessman with no political experience. A neurosurgeon — who makes watching paint dry seem interesting — has surpassed well-known governors in the polls. And a little-known senator from Vermont has proven to be a formidable opponent to…
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the need for a speedy implementation of international free trade policies. Cohen argues that Obama should be given the power to do this expediently while Bowes cautions giving the executive more power.
Today we hope to talk about an issue of utmost importance for our generation—an issue that can, and should, unite us rather than divide us along political lines. That issue is same-sex marriage, and specifically the court case that could make marriage equality the law of the land at last.
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the best actions for Obama to take in Cuban foreign policy. Cohen argues the embargo was obsolete and ineffective, praising Obama’s termination of it, while Bowes argues that the US cannot negotiate with the socialist state.
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 go head to head on the current email scandal involving potential presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Cohen argues this should have no effect on her candidacy while Bowes claims her actions should make people question her values.
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate whether Puerto Rico should become the 51st state in the United States. Cohen urges us to question the previous votes in Puerto Rico as well as its tremendous debt while Bowes argues the US should respect the will of Puerto Ricans in whatever they choose.
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the ethics and efficacy of drone usage in warfare in the U.S. Cohen argues the benefits outweigh the drawbacks while Bowes claims U.S. drone policy is setting a dangerous international precedent.