Editor’s Note: In light of Tuesday night’s Senate meeting, The Daily has decided to rescind its endorsement of current Senator and Senate candidate Gabriel Knight ’17. The role of a Senator is to represent the Stanford student body, and part of that job requires being able to navigate the different, and sometimes unfamiliar, experiences of various student communities. We appreciate Knight’s willingness to personally explain his intentions to the Board on Wednesday night. However, we feel that regardless of his intentions, the statements he made during the Senate meeting were insensitive and unacceptable for an elected representative of the Stanford community.
Editor-in-chief Andrew Vogeley had recused himself from the Editorial Board’s prior decision to endorse Knight, due to their friendship. He was also not involved in the Board’s decision to rescind Knight’s endorsement.