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Revisiting Deresiewicz, Part II: Toward a productive conversation

This is especially relevant for seniors, many of whom are going through tech, consulting and TFA recruitment this fall. Everyone should have reasons for many any choice, but as we chart our course after Stanford, it is vitally important that we consider what is meaningful to us, as individuals, and pursue the opportunities that will best fulfill that, regardless of any financial returns, prestige or “success” they may – or may not – offer.

Revisiting Deresiewicz, Part I: Addressing criticisms of ‘Excellent Sheep’ author

In July, The New Republic published an essay titled “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League” by former Yale professor and now writer William Deresiewicz. That piece was controversial, needless to say, garnering almost 200,000 shares on Facebook and prompting many students of elite universities to respond. To address some of these criticisms, I sat down with Mr. Deresiewicz last week.

Stating the obvious

Stanford is not perfect. After all, no university is. Some, maybe most, of you don’t want to complain because we do go to one of the best universities in the world. But, that does not mean that Stanford is perfect. There are problems on campus that need to be addressed. By attending this university, you…