Stanford Western Civilization Graduation Requirement Proposal Still Under Fire

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From the College Fix:

Should Stanford University require the study of Western Civilization to earn a diploma? Last week a student petition asking Stanford University students to put to a vote that question passed the 350-signature threshold necessary for inclusion on a campuswide ballot, its backers reported.

More recently, however, a complaint has been lodged against the email campaign the conservative-leaning Stanford Review – whose editors penned the petition — undertook to garner support for their effort.

In an editorial Sunday titled “ASSU Election Commissioner Abuses Power to Silence Review Petition,” the Review reports that the student government’s elections commissioner “notified us that he had halted our petition on the grounds that the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes were emailed about the petition on the night of the deadline.”

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