The committee overseeing a replacement for the controversial Cardinal Conversations speaker series is accepting student self-nominations until March 18, an email from the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) announced Wednesday.
There is no doubt that the Hoover Institution has many resources that can be of great benefit to the University. But there is an issue that needs to be addressed if the Hoover intends to continue its interactions with the academic mission of the University. The issue here is not a matter of accommodating a different point of view — it is a matter of the mission of the Hoover potentially conflicting with the mission of Stanford University, or indeed any university.
The University has delayed releasing the draft student leadership structure of the revitalized Cardinal Conversations program to January despite initial plans to hold a public comment period immediately after Thanksgiving break.
Cardinal Conversations hosted Christina Sommers and Andrew Sullivan in their most recent event, “Sexuality and Politics,” in the Hauck Auditorium yesterday evening. Moderated by Deborah Rhode, the event probed the success of Trump’s presidential campaign, criticisms of contemporary feminism and flaws in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault.
Title IX Coordinator Cathy Glaze ’80 JD ’85 will retire in July after two years of working in Stanford’s Title IX Office and nearly 18 years of service at the University.
Film director Reginald Hudlin and Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law Deborah Rhode discussed Hudlin’s new film, “Marshall,” at a Stanford Law School-sponsored panel moderated by Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Harry Elam in Cubberley Auditorium on Tuesday night.
For those who accuse Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85 of favoring former Stanford freshman Brock Turner with a relatively light six-month sentence for sexual assault, the Turner case has sparked closer scrutiny of potential bias in a supposedly impartial institution. Accusations of bias also arose during the trial back in March, around another courtroom figure that is at least in theory nonpartisan: the expert witness.
Stanford law professor, Deborah Rhode’s paper titled, “Obesity and Public Policy: A Roadmap for Reform,” was recently published in the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. The Daily spoke with Rhode about her article and the next steps towards obesity reform.