Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXX - Issue 1 - Opinion
We Must Always Remain Critical
I'm drowning in bias. When I came to Stanford, I was hoping to find an intellectually stimulating and diverse body of students and faculty that would challenge me to present my take on the world and then respect that opinion insofar as it would make sense. My first two years have found a diverse and brilliant student and faculty population, but one dominated by the Left. This should come as a surprise to no one -- as Dan Flynn, author of Why the Left Hates America, presented at a talk on the Stanford campus earlier this year, liberals far outnumber conservatives in nearly every discipline of academia. Here at Stanford, the liberal-to-conservative faculty ratio is greater than 9 to 1, and we should consider ourselves lucky in that regard when compared to institutions such as Dartmouth and Columbia.
....Full story.....by William E. Hudson
Stanford Needs to Return ROTC
If Stanford wants to continue to emphasize the promotion of diversity on this campus, it must allow ROTC back on campus. ROTC students are striving to receive a military education in addition to an academic education. They are part of an organization just like any of us are able to become part of an organization such as BASES, Stanford Coalition for Peace and Justice, an athletic team, ATI, or the NAACP. The problem is that they are not accepted on this campus.
....Full story.....by Travis Menk
No Diversity Without Diversity of Thought
Last week, as I was biking through White Plaza on the way back to my dorm, a small table littered with signs reading "STOP" and something about the Hoover Institution attracted my attention. Interested, of course, in any afternoon excitement or protest--there always seems to be something to protest--I glanced over at the signs, smiled to myself, and prepared to ride on by.
....Full story.....by Laura Surma
Evolution, Naturalism, and a Dash of Plantinga
When my friend Joe-Joe told me that a philosopher named Plantagin was coming to Stanford, I was a bit confused. "Wait," I said, "do you mean Plantinga? Alvin Plantinga?" "Maybe," he said. "As in God, Freedom, and Evil Plantinga?" I pressed. "Um. . . ." Joe-Joe wavered. He sent me an email a couple days later: "yup. it's plantiga. february 13. mark it down."
....Full story.....by Jeff Russell
Peace Vigil Resurrects Vietnam Against Iraq
"A Time to Break Silence: Martin Luther King, Jr. On War and Peace" was a moving tribute to the civil rights activist. However, as a "peace vigil," the program was ineffectual. Folk singer Joan Baez's performance of traditional spirituals, while heartfelt, served to illustrate the fallacy indulged by liberals drawing on residual anti-Vietnam sentiment to justify their opposition to the Bush administration's tough stance on Iraq.
....Full story.....by Laura Billadello
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