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More academia than just the West

We, El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán de Stanford (MEChA), do not support the ballot initiative by The Stanford Review for a Western civilization requirement. We, as MEChA, have always existed with the understanding that the current societal and educational systems were not made for us. It is through the efforts of many past Chicanxs…

Revisiting the goals of education

In response to The Stanford Review’s recent petition to implement a two-quarter required course on Western Civilization instead of the current Thinking Matters requirement, I feel compelled to open up discussion on the importance of diversity in perspective. Before we can talk about Stanford’s educational system, we should first define its goals. Following the University’s…