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Protesters disrupt meat-eating debate

A group of animal rights protesters disrupted the debate between Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey and The Good Food Institute director Bruce Friedrich, representing the argument that meat is unethical and unhealthy, and Stanford debaters Jack Affa ’18 and Jimmy Zhou ’18, representing the negative. The event, which was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., was delayed 20 minutes by the protesters.

Event organizers — which include Stanford People for Animal Welfare (PAW), Stanford Center for Ethics in Society, Speakers Bureau and Students for a Sustainable Stanford — had some awareness that there might be protesters at the event.

Q&A with John Mackey and Bruce Friedrich

John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Bruce Friedrich, the executive director of The Good Food Institute and founding partner of New Crop Capital, will be participating in a debate on Weds. at 7:00 p.m. in Room 290 in the Law School. Mackey and Friedrich will argue that eating meat is not ethical/healthy against Stanford Debate Society members Jimmy Zhou ’18 and Jack Boffa ’18. The Daily had a conversation with Mackey and Friedrich before the debate about their interests in the area.

Woods Institute for the Environment launches FUEL program to engage with undergrads

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is launching a new pilot program, the Forum for Undergraduate Environmental Leadership (FUEL), in order to engage with a broader portion of campus and expose environmentally-minded students to various career pathways.

The program, which is open to current juniors, seniors and coterms, will begin spring quarter. According to the Woods Institute website, the forum will allow selected students to “meet and network with emerging leaders and seasoned professionals in both the private and public sectors.”

Q&A with the three co-founders of Stanford IGNITE

The Stanford chapter of IGNITE, a nationwide nonprofit that aims to help realize the political power in every young woman, put on its first event, Women in Civic Leadership, on Jan. 19, featuring guest speakers like Palo Alto City Councilwoman Liz Kniss, East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Yarbrough and former East Palo Alto Mayor Laura Martinez. The Daily sat down with the three co-founders of Stanford IGNITE, Julianne Dones ’18, Blanca Diaz ’18 and Anika Benons ’18, to discuss the event and their time leading Stanford’s chapter of the organization.