With the summer fast approaching, we here at the Daily wanted to take the time to look back at this year’s most important stories and point out some trends we’ve noticed about campus life. From the recent admissions scandal, to crises facing the grad student population, to GUP protests and long-range planning reports, this has been a hectic year for the Stanford community. We’ve been there every step of the way making sure that the story gets told.
Some at Stanford find these relationships uncontroversial or point to their scientific and cultural benefits. Others approach them with more wariness or believe the University should engage more thoughtfully with the country.
World-renowned scholars debated the future of governance in the Middle East at the Hoover Institution, discussing the relationship of explosive increases in youth population and major technological advancements to the development of Middle Eastern democracies.
On Tuesday, the White House announced President Trump’s intent to nominate Hoover Institution fellow and retired four-star Army Gen. John Abizaid as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a decision that would fill a position that has been vacant since Trump took office in January 2017.
In early October, Stanford received approval from Médecins Sans Frontières — or Doctors Without Borders (DWB) in English — to launch a student chapter of the international nonprofit organization.
World leaders convened Thursday and Friday at the Hoover Institution for the inaugural Global Energy Forum to discuss the future of energy worldwide as the field continues to undergo major changes.
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the best actions for Obama to take in Cuban foreign policy. Cohen argues the embargo was obsolete and ineffective, praising Obama’s termination of it, while Bowes argues that the US cannot negotiate with the socialist state.
This bill is not neutral. It is not genuinely about human rights. Instead, it advocates a specific political agenda—one directed squarely against Israel, the only liberal democracy in a region characterized by totalitarianism and intolerance. This bill tries to reduce an extremely complicated geopolitical issue to a one-sided, specious narrative of human rights abuse.