Last Friday’s event entitled How Stanford Works tackled issues related to the University’s processes for enacting campus-wide policy changes. The program is the first installation of the Institutional Change at Stanford series hosted by Lily Zheng ’17 in collaboration with the ASSU.
If you believe what you see on the internet, outrage is one of the only things we have left to feel these days. The cycle goes like this: Someone somewhere has done something simply unforgivable and your Facebook feed is full of it. The news trickles down from the young and in-the-know to those well-intentioned…
“Every twenty-eight hours in America, we lose a piece of our soul.”
This is just one of many of the deeply poignant lines from Stanford students’ performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays: A Staged Reading, an event which featured a series of poetic, haunting narratives intended to raise awareness on the Black Lives Matter movement.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ’92 of New Jersey returned to Stanford on Saturday to discuss his new book, United: Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. The OpenXChange event also featured “Nightline” anchor Juju Chang ’87, who engaged the senator in a conversation about his experiences in public service and time at Stanford.
On Friday evening, students gathered in Cubberley Auditorium to attend a panel discussion about the unique challenges faced by black women in society. The panel, titled “Black Women’s Liberation,” consisted of former Black Panther Elaine Brown and Ferguson organizer Ashley Yates and was moderated by Stanford doctoral alumnus Jakeya Caruthers.
Hundreds of students, faculty and community members stood in solidarity on Thursday in support of black students at the University of Missouri.
Luckily, Stanford students, this summer will be a much-needed time to recharge for most people as we head home. Nowhere else is it so easy to hear people with the same ideas as us and regain our faith in the ability of people with privilege to generate fantastical alternatives for reality.
Just over a year ago, the University announced the closing of popular sandwich eatery Ike’s Place, much to the chagrin of students who had enjoyed its being a delicious alternative to dining halls and other food outlets operated by Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE). A small group of students organized a protest in White Plaza, but the effort seemed light and expressive rather than one that actually expected to save Ike’s.