Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXVII - Issue 1
Stanford Community Responds
to Terrorist Attacks
Since September 11, the Stanford community has responded to the terrorist acts with outrage, compassion, and solidarity.
....Full story in Front Page.....by Alex Robbins
Responding to Terrorism
"The problem is we have not taken terrorism seriously."
Abraham Sofaer's assessment, and the notion that the United States should not have been surprised by the terrorist attacks of September 11, were echoed in the 2001-2002 academic year's first session of the Hoover Institution's World Affairs seminar series.
....Full story in Front Page.....by David Myszewski
A Word From The Editor
What can be said in response to the terrorist acts of September 11? Words seem to be inadequate replacements for conveying the breadth of emotions and the gravity of the situation that we have experienced in the past month. No speech, prayer, investigation, regulation, or military response will bring back those who died, yet these are nonetheless the duty of the living. Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg, "It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us."
....Full story in A Word From The Editor.....by Scott Rasmussen
Stanford Examines Faculty Diversity
Looking just at the raw numbers, someone might accuse Stanford's hiring practices of being overwhelmingly biased towards white men. In fact, many have. After all, women account for roughly 20% of the faculty, compared to more than half of all American citizens, and racial minorities for a combined 16% (as opposed to the almost 30% of the national population). This, however, is a simplistic view, and Stanford has two responses. First, that the numbers are more balanced than they look, and second, that its current policies are directed at removing any remaining imbalance.
....Full story in News.....by Henry Towsner
Week In Review
Read all about the week's news at Stanford.
....Full story in News.....Compiled by Sheena Chestnut, Nels Hansen, Chris Lin, Joe Lonsdale, and William Rothacker
U.S. News Ranks Stanford #5
Stanford University crept into the top 5 of the annual US News and World Report rankings of undergraduate programs at National Universities for the first time since 1998, according to a release in the September 17th "Best Colleges" issue. In an otherwise torpid year wherein none of the top eight universities were displaced or dropped in ranking, Stanford entered a three-way tie with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania for the fifth position.
....Full story in News.....by Bry Martin
Freshman Orientation Teaches Stanford Values
The five fun-filled days of Freshman Orientation 2001 included three major assemblies in which incoming students learned the "accepted" Stanford perspectives on such controversial topics as alcohol, sex, and diversity. The programs had themes ranging from "Discover Stanford," an introduction to the University, "Real World," an introduction to the potential perils of the Stanford social scene, to "Faces of Community," an introduction to the diversity of campus.
....Full story in News.....by Justin Diener
To Crush Terrorism, Expand Liberty
Can an open society take effective steps to root out a terrorist threat without compromising its openness and liberty? Thanks to the inefficiency of our current system of liberty, the answer is yes. Right now we mostly protect liberty indirectly, by placing restrictions on what can be done to enforce the laws. These restrictions provide only a very hit and miss protection of liberty, and what protection they do provide for liberty they also provide for rape, murder and terrorism.
....Full story in Opinion.....by Alec Rawls
Stanford Society of Women Engineers: "We're #1!"
Stanford SWE is the best in the nation. Stanford SWE is also the only section to win the SWE Best National Student Section award two years in a row: 2000 and 2001. We also have been recognized for our outreach events and service to the community by Stanford's Dean of Students Outstanding Achievement Award. Mr. Wais comments, "Stanford Society of Women Engineers has had a tremendous impact on enhancing the quality of life at Stanford. I sincerely appreciate all of Stanford SWE's great work and effort in enhancing the quality of campus life."
....Full story in Campus Focus.....by Elita Cheung
War Against Terrorism Petition
See a petition for the war against terrorism, as well as information on how to sign the petition.
....Full story in Petition.
Letters to the Editor
I could not help but be a little perturbed by the implications of your back cover story. So you don't like grape activists? Well then, if you hated them so much, you could have gotten rid of them a lot sooner by taking the place of the people they were representing. You don't like the activists, then why don't you take your rear down to the nearest vineyard and start picking? Why don't you produce a plethora of Stanford farm workers to go and work in the fields? I guarantee you two things: you wouldn't last a day and you would change your mind about grape activists and labor activists in general.
....Full story in Letters to the Editor.
The Chief congratulates Stanford's bureaucrats for their hard work this summer. Here are the new things at Stanford that students should look out for this year.
The Last Page
The Review asked some of its newest writers what they think of Stanford so far. Here's what they told us...
....Full story in The Last Page.
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