Wood paneling decorates the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE)’s sanctuary room, which is flooded with natural sunlight spilling into the room through the sanctuary’s wide windows. While the room has an air of spirituality that is both comforting and respectful, what truly marks the space as a home for inter-religious community, learning…
Stanford will open a Muslim resource center at the start of the 2013-14 academic year, culminating an effort by Muslim students and other supporters — almost 25 faculty members — that has lasted nearly a decade.
A proposal to establish a Muslim cultural resource center on campus has gained fresh attention in recent months, with a group of undergraduate and graduate students reviving a seven-year-old plan in meetings with senior University administrators.
At the Feb. 26 meeting of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, senators passed a bill to extend the ASSU elections declaration deadline from March 1 to March 8.
Al-Henaid and Mahmood both wear the hijab on campus out of personal choice. For these women, born and raised in California, the hijab means dressing and behaving modestly. It sets boundaries to enable decorum in social interactions.
Describing ongoing measures of repression that “instill fear in any Syrian’s heart,” but expressing optimism that “the brightest moments for Syria are still ahead,” a panel of speakers addressed “The Syrian Uprising” Monday evening.
When I came to Stanford as a freshman in the fall of 2007, I was shocked to see the condition of the interfaith community. Fragmented and scared, students would whisper about the events of the previous year. Divestment, Muslims against Jews, Jews against Jews. The anti-Israel divestment campaign of the previous year had rocked the Stanford community. It drove people away from wanting to learn about or discuss Israel, drove Jewish students from wanting to befriend Muslim students and even drove Jews away from the Jewish community as a whole.
During ASSU elections season, many campus groups endorse candidates in order to sway voters. In recent years, none of these endorsing groups have been as successful or active as the Students of Color Coalition (SOCC).