Iranian scholar Abdolkarim Soroush suggested that fewer than six million Jews died in the Holocaust at a guest lecture for Structured Liberal Education (SLE) on Jan. 29.
Stanford’s Structured Liberal Education (SLE) program houses “two to three times” the proportion of international students than does Stanford’s overall population, according to associate director Jeremy Sabol.
As a response to concerns posed by Who’s Teaching Us and other students, SLE has added more texts and speakers to diversify its curriculum.
Stanford’s Structured Liberal Education (SLE), a yearlong liberal arts-focused residential program for Stanford freshman, prioritized disciplinary breadth in its choice of four new lecturers this school year.
On Friday, over 200 students participated in a series of activities that kept pressure on the Stanford administration to accept the Who’s Teaching Us demands.
On Sunday, The Stanford Review proposed and emailed a petition and manifesto for a new “Western Civilization” humanities requirement to the student body. Intended to be placed on the undergraduate Spring Ballot, the petition has sparked a flurry of reactions ranging from reflection on the state of the humanities at Stanford to outrage at the Review’s perceived exclusivity.
At least 50 students crowded into the home of Nadeem Hussein, the dean of FroSoCo and professor of Philosophy, last Friday night for a lively discussion between Hussein and fellow acclaimed professors in the humanities Joshua Landy, Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French and director of Structured Liberal Education (SLE) and Dan Edelstein, chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL) and Resident Fellow of the Humanities House. The discussion centered around the question of “What is the point of the humanities?”.
In my last column, I supported my arguments about race, gender and class studies by referencing two “primary goals” of a liberal arts education: to prepare ourselves to make the world a better place and to expose ourselves to a wide variety of perspectives and ideas. According to the undergraduate admissions page, the three main…