The dueling messages of the 2012 presidential election arrived in full force Tuesday afternoon in a packed Memorial Auditorium as Republican strategist Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, debated which party is best prepared to lead the United States through challenges ahead.
With eight weeks remaining in their term, the ASSU Undergraduate Senators debated at their Tuesday night meeting how to allocate the $5,800 remaining in their discretionary fund. Since only eight of the 15 Senators attended the meeting, a lack of quorum at moments during the meeting prevented the Senate from voting on several of its action items.
In a Wednesday evening discussion at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, New York Times columnist and Middle East expert Thomas Friedman explored the causes and implications of the popular uprisings in the Arab world. The talk, titled “Democracy and Energy: the View from Tahrir Square,” was sponsored by Students for a Sustainable Stanford, the ASSU Speakers’ Bureau, Stanford in Government and Hillel.
Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, both writers for the popular Internet humor site CollegeHumor.com, brought CollegeHumor Live to Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Sunday night, along with executive editor Streeter Seidell and stand-up comic Anthony Jeselnik.
“Mythbusters” co-host Adam Savage spoke at a Q&A session about his passion for science Sunday evening to a crowd of 700 people in Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
In a small auditorium at Bechtel International Center last night, Sam Daley-Harris tried to motivate approximately 40 students to use their lives to make a difference in fighting against the social problems of today’s world.