Tomorrow, the Markaz: Resource Center for Engagement with the Cultures and Peoples of the Muslim World will open its doors in the Nitery Building in Old Union after more than a decade of collaborative discussions between students, faculty and University administrators.
A proposal to establish a Muslim cultural resource center on campus has gained fresh attention in recent months, with a group of undergraduate and graduate students reviving a seven-year-old plan in meetings with senior University administrators.
Al-Henaid and Mahmood both wear the hijab on campus out of personal choice. For these women, born and raised in California, the hijab means dressing and behaving modestly. It sets boundaries to enable decorum in social interactions.
The Students of Color Coalition (SOCC) hosted an information session Thursday to discuss their endorsement process for ASSU candidates. About 15 attendees, almost entirely freshman, expressed interest in running for the ASSU Undergraduate Senate during the meeting.
Universities’ retention of the right to deny funding to groups that discriminate based on religious freedom, according to a federal appeals court ruling made in August, will have a positive impact on Stanfording, according to Reverend Scotty McLennan, dean of religious life.
Stanford Theatre Activist Mobilization Project’s (STAMP) production of the “Hijabi Monologues,” in conjunction with the Muslim Student Awareness Network (MSAN), departed from STAMP’s usual trend of drawing material from Stanford students and their experiences.