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Letter to the Editor: On “Stanford Birthright trips stir controversy among students”

Regarding Sarah Wishingrad’s Feb. 23 article, “Stanford Birthright trips stir controversy among students,” the debates on listserves, at Hillel and across the campus testify to the curiosity and passion of Stanford students who seek respectful and transparent opportunities to learn more, and particularly want to explore the complexities of Israel. In an era in which…

Four new members elected to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees elected four new trustees yesterday based on recommendation from the Stanford Alumni Association’s Alumni Committee. The committee nominated Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co; Dipanjan “DJ” Deb, chief executive officer of Francisco Partners FP; Bradley A. Geier, co-managing partner of Merlone Geier Partners; and Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

‘Promised Land’: Jacob Lawrence and the African American experience

“Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor, A Gift from the Kayden Family” showcases a diversity of works by Jacob Lawrence, one of the most prominent voices in the artistic portrayal of the African American experience. This diversity is seen in the mediums Lawrence experimented with, the various paintbrush and pencil styles he used and the number of pieces in each series of work. All these are strung together by the appearance of the black African American.