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.
Hillel announced Monday the appointment of Rabbi Serena Eisenberg as its executive director. Eisenberg follows in the footsteps of Adina Danzig Epelman, who left last year after a decade of service on the Farm.
It appears that the Student Services Division (SSD) will have to go back to the budget drawing board after a bill requesting Senate approval for the SSD to move to special fees was shot down after the petition already garnered more than 900 signatures in its current format on Tuesday.
Hundreds of people gathered Friday morning outside Hillel House and along Mayfield Avenue to respond to five picketers from the Kansas-based fringe group Westboro Baptist Church.
Contrary to the community’s perpetual non-confrontational stand, there are times when groups are so universally hated that making them feel unwelcome is exactly what’s in order.
Responding to the church’s plans, Hillel and the Jewish Student Association announced a peaceful “gathering for unity and diversity” to be held next Friday morning at 8 a.m. outside Hillel.