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Three months after leaving Trump administration, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to return to Hoover Institution

Jim Mattis, who served as the 26th Secretary of Defense for two years under President Donald Trump, will serve as the Hoover Institution Davies Family Distinguished Fellow starting May 1. Mattis resigned from his position in Trump’s cabinet on Dec. 20, 2018 following the President’s decision to withdraw American forces in Syria. Emphasizing his belief…

Hoover must re-evaluate the academic merit of its fellows

Stanford is renowned for being the home of some of the world’s most brilliant minds, and these minds are undoubtedly one of this university’s greatest assets. As students here, we often witness firsthand the unrivaled intellectual caliber of our professors, and, less often but still occasionally, the difficulty of obtaining and keeping those professorial positions here. We also hear of cases where top-notch scholars don’t receive tenure, a fate shared by half of all the assistant professors here.