The Stanford Jewish community and its allies gathered at White Plaza in a rally against campus anti-Semitism on April 7. Organized by Undergraduate Senate candidate Matthew Wigler ’19, a crowd of about 100 people listened to speeches by Jewish community leaders, heard poetry recitals and sang as a community.
On Tuesday evening, the Stanford Undergraduate Senate debated the Resolution to Recognize and to Reaffirm the Fight Against Anti-Semitism. The Jewish Student Association (JSA) co-sponsored this resolution along with many other groups in the Jewish community. The legislation included the State Department Definition of Anti-Semitism for context. One portion gave this example of anti-Semitism: “Making…
A coalition of student groups has launched a Syrian Refugee Awareness Week to educate the student body about the ongoing crisis and to collect assistance for Syrian refugees.
Crying wolf on anti-semitism stifles legitimate open discussion and renders the term ‘anti-semitism’ severely weakened. As Jews, we must be vigilant in fighting anti-semitism on campus. We must be equally vigilant in fighting the abuse and misuse of the term.
Our concern for Jewish students does not reflect a belief that our pain is greater or more important than the pain of any other group. Everyone should be alarmed by the discomfort and alienation of any group of Stanford students.
In their last Tuesday meeting of the quarter, the 16th Undergraduate ASSU Senate passed an annual grants package and discussed a bill aimed at gender inclusivity, while also giving updates on other behind-the-scenes projects to improve campus services.
With a taste for quality challah and an appetite for social impact, Stanford’s Challah for Hunger group meets every Thursday to bake for charitable work.
The 15th Undergraduate Senate picked up where it left off during its first meeting of the 2013-14 academic year eager to start implementing new ideas, including several new grants and funding opportunities.