What I’m saying is this: perhaps those who are critical of the Stanford College Republicans and the Ben Shapiro’s of the world can try a new strategy this time around (considering we’ll certainly, unfortunately have more opportunities to test out strategies). No, don’t ignore them or implicitly accept that this is just the way things are, but don’t gift that righteous energy to the likes of Ben Shapiro who does not meet the standards of intellectual rigor at a place like Stanford—even with his Harvard law degree—or our moral standards as a community.
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.
The Hoover Institution’s perceived conservative slant and lack of diversity were the subject of debate at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting.
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.
On Tuesday, the Hoover Institution held a panel discussion on the challenges that technological change and the communications revolution pose to democracies.
In a “Notes from the Quad” blog post published Friday, Provost Persis Drell outlined a plan for the future of the Cardinal Conversations lecture series, the content and organization of which was repeatedly the subject of scandals and protest.
Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Raikes ’80 spoke on the University’s ongoing long-range planning process, Budget Plan for the 2018-19 year, Bay Area affordability challenges and investment decisions — among other subjects that emerged in the Board’s meeting on last month.