This year, classes were held on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These holidays are the High Holy Days of Judaism. Yet Stanford decided that classes would be held, and professors would be free to create assignments with no regard for students observing these days.
Today, if Democrats were to win the majority in the Senate, the filibuster would empower a minority that already enjoys a massive structural advantage in the upper chamber: the people of less populated states.
In the field of traumatic stress “triggering” means that some stimulus elicits overwhelming memories of trauma or symptoms of PTSD or other serious mental health struggle. It does not mean that some reminder of human cruelty or tragedy invokes feelings of discomfort, sadness, anxiety, or anger. The contemplative garden would likely constitute a very positive context for most survivors.
Leonas Lancelot Burlingame started teaching at Stanford in 1909. His favorite class, which he taught up until his retirement in 1940, was on heredity and social welfare, in which he taught Stanford students on the importance of eugenics, the science of human improvement through restrictions on reproduction.
Stanford is advertising a lie. The $4.7 billion in benefits is hugely inflated. The supposed benefits package includes the cost of all the faculty and student housing the University was already planning on building, in addition to existing developments like Escondido Village.
The plan’s promise to revitalize liberal education at Stanford — if delivered upon — is compelling. However, there are key concerns the University must address in its implementation of the plan, should the Faculty Senate approve it, ranging from explanations of syllabi to a greater focus on pedagogy.
In honor of my six years on campus and the recent news on CAPS and mental health policy, we’ll be taking a look at six things I can’t believe Stanford still hasn’t fixed since my freshman year.
There are some things in this world that are fun, some that are necessary, and some that are unpleasant but ultimately beneficial. Golf is none of these.