30 white male historians made up the body of speakers at the Applied History conference at Stanford earlier this month, stirring controversy regarding the event’s lack of diversity.
Executive Editor of the New York Times Dean Baquet has held the newsroom’s highest ranking position since 2014, where he has overseen coverage of content ranging from President Donald Trump’s Russia controversy to reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. On Tuesday night, Baquet addressed audience members in Cubberley Auditorium as part of an event hosted by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Prior to the event, he also sat down to speak to The Daily about Stanford’s open-mindedness to differing viewpoints, the New York Times’ coverage of Trump and how technology is changing the journalism field.
With the opening earlier this fall of the David and Joan Traitel Building, the Hoover Institution has a new space to host its scholars, conferences and workshops.
A few days ago, the Stanford Review published an article by Andrew Friedman entitled “Burns’s ‘Vietnam’ Recites a Leftist Consensus.” This article was a review of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s recent 18-hour “The Vietnam War,” a television documentary which aired last month. The article criticized how the documentary simply repeated the commonly taught analyses…
The hostility of recent critiques from those who have not chosen to engage with the Zapata community are unproductive and deeply hurtful, as well as neglectful of the unique space that Zapata occupies in our community and on our campus.
Joseph McNamara, former Hoover Institution research fellow and San Jose police chief passed away to cancer last month. He was 79.
Ron Rebholz was not just an inspiring teacher of Shakespeare. He was throughout his years at Stanford a principled, courageous political activist who challenged the University to live up to its highest ideals, and regularly found it all too often a failure. You could write a good history of Stanford by following the life of Ron Rebholz.
Though Hoover will forever be remembered by the legacy of his bungled presidency, I believe he deserves much more credit for what he did outside the office.