David Starr Jordan, the first president of Stanford University, was one of the most prominent eugenicists of the early twentieth century. In the name of eugenic progress, Jordan promoted the sterilization of unwanted populations, led and founded eugenic advocacy groups, and fought against the immigration of “inferior” populations to the United States.
Articles like the NY Mag article perpetuate a myth about Stanford that we hear over and over and over again — not only that it is full of “techies,” but that those techies care about self-enrichment, networking and personal success only.
What you have most in common with your fellow admitted students you also share with most of this year’s forty-two thousand applicants: you are generally competent and ambitious, and you filled out the application. That’s probably it.
To what peculiar set of obligations, written and unwritten, have we committed ourselves by choosing to attend this university? I can imagine a variety of responses, including but not limited to donations, excellent citizenship, adherence to the charter, tuition or nothing.
Plaintiffs Kalea Woods ’20, Keri Fidelak and her daughter, Lauren Fidelak, now join Erica Olsen ’21, who dropped out of the case in the first amended complaint on Thursday morning.
As a kid, movies and TV shows really had me fooled with their false portrayals of reality. Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” did not thoroughly prepare me for the cringe-worthy and awkward three years that were my middle school experience. And then Disney Channel depicted high school as this tumultuous balancing act between trying…
The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) held several demonstrations across campus on Thursday to protest Stanford’s lawsuit against Santa Clara County’s housing ordinance.
In ongoing negotiations over Stanford’s proposed expansion under the General Use Permit (GUP), Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously on Monday to request that Stanford contribute up to $82.4 million over the next 17 years to the city’s affordable housing fund.