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Bubbling questions

As such, the classical technical education focuses on teaching techniques that can be used to study the world, without digging into not only how they manifest in real life (a common complaint), but why we should care to study the world in the first place. While a liberal arts education professes to equip students with an appreciation of the humanistic world around them, there is little focus on building an appreciation (not just an “understanding”, whatever that may mean!) of the physical one. So why should we, college educated youth by and large with the privilege and energy to be curious, be curious?

Letter to the Editor: On invited speakers

An article recently captured my attention concerning Stanford faculty members raising concerns and attempting to restrict student access to an invited speaker. Reading that Stanford University faculty members were in some way attempting to shield students from ideas is so preposterous as to be laughable.  Stanford is and remains a university whose faculty is known…