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Humanities professors talk magic pills, Russian dolls and the point of the humanities

At least 50 students crowded into the home of Nadeem Hussein, the dean of FroSoCo and professor of Philosophy, last Friday night for a lively discussion between Hussein and fellow acclaimed professors in the humanities Joshua Landy, Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French and director of Structured Liberal Education (SLE) and Dan Edelstein, chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL) and Resident Fellow of the Humanities House. The discussion centered around the question of “What is the point of the humanities?”.

Senate talks renaming Junipero Serra property

In its fifth meeting this quarter, the 17th Undergraduate Senate discussed a bill to rename Stanford property currently named after Junipero Serra out of respect to the Indigenous and Native American Community. In addition, an updated version of last week’s bill to abolish Senate committees saw further discussion among Senators, leading to broader conversation about the Senate’s engagement and communication with the student body.