In Tuesday’s Daily, columnist Ian Knight argued that the arrest and suspension of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was not a case of Islamophobia, but instead an example of ‘zero-tolerance’ policy at work. These policies, he claims, ‘err on the side of caution’ when it comes to protecting students — a prima facie cause.
Voting is the civil rights issue of our day because it is the key to addressing our other grievances.
President Barack Obama arrived at SFO on Thursday afternoon in advance of Friday’s cybersecurity summit at Stanford.
This is not a column about divestment. It is not a column about Israel, or about Stanford Out of Occupied Palestine. This is, instead, a column about words. Choose your words carefully, Stanford. They determine what you say and, more importantly, who will listen. Words Matter.
So Democrats should be thrilled, right? Well, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and neither is there ever a free election. The solidification of the Party behind Hillary is happening to a dangerous degree. By failing to have a genuinely competitive primary, we risk failing to vet the next generation of Democratic leaders.
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.
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.
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…