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Senate speaks standards, solidarity, and student safety

At its 8th meeting, the 21st Undergraduate Senate discussed initiatives to improve Senator efficiency and accountability, affirmed their continued support for Chanel Miller and considered additions to student safety service 5-SURE.  Senator Micheal Brown ’22 proposed a resolution to require minimum engagement standards for Senators as part of a push to enhance accountability and communication…

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…

Do conservatives belong at Stanford?

No one has ever doubted that the Hoover Institution, a think tank and research center named after Republican president Herbert Hoover, leans conservative. Its fellows have shaped American domestic and foreign policy under nearly every president for the past 50 years. Despite this prestigious service to our university and our country, several members of the faculty senate suddenly decided they had had enough of the sole conservative institution on campus. Professor Kenneth Taylor called the Hoover Institution’s conservative ideology “intellectually bankrupt.” In a published statement last Friday, over a dozen Stanford professors described Hoover’s commitment to its mission statement, as ‘constraining’ and “antithetical to the spirit of open inquiry that is a fundamental element of liberal education.”