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Former Obama advisor discusses college life and career at BCSC

Valerie Jarrett ‘78, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke about her college life and her career — from practicing law, to working in nonprofits, to working in federal government — during a visit to the Black Community Services Center on Friday. Stanford students and alums alike gathered to hear Jarrett answer questions from Henry Washington, Jr., a second-year Ph.D. student in the interdisciplinary program in Modern Thought and Language.

Center for African Studies relocates within Encina Commons

On the walls inside of the Center for African Studies (CAS), there are photo portraits of Stanford students with words such as “love” and “happiness” written across their bodies, symbolizing what CAS means to them. And on Thursday, students carried those portraits from CAS’ old space in Encina Commons to a new space, not far off, at the corner of Arguello Way and Crothers Way.