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Maud Mandel, director of the Judaic Studies Program at Brown University, gave a lecture last night looking into the origin of the conflict and violence between Muslims and Jews in France. The University’s Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life hosted the lecture in the Douglass Campus Center, titled “Muslims and Jews in France: The Genealogy of a Conflict.”
Students in the Salud y Paz project went to Guatemala to help build the second story of a medical building over Spring Break.
Maud Mandel, director of the Judaic Studies Program at Brown University, discussed the rift between Muslims and Jews in France ever since the October 3rd, 2000 Molotov cocktail attack on a synagogue in Paris.
At the forefront of the Alexander Library atrium yesterday, a bunch of giant, angry grapes made with cake, fondant, Kool-Aid, and other ingredients, stared at curious onlookers. Melody Tomaszewicz made the creation — an edible interpretation of John Steinbeck’s, “The Grapes of Wrath.”
As a part of the University’s Tent State Program, students and community activists learned about the power of social movements to change electoral politics from guest speaker Frances Fox Piven, who is widely known for her efforts in pressuring Congress to make voter registration easier in the 1980s.
Members of the University community created edible books as a part of yesterday’s ‘Cook the Books:?An Edible Book Festival,’ which took place in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.
Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the United States, Melody Barnes believes one of the nation’s major challenges is connecting the youth with the ability to get a comprehensive education. Barnes, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, spoke last night at the Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue campus.
Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the United States Melody Barnes spoke about the issues with the education system yesterday at Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue campus.
Rafaela Dancygier believes Americans and Europeans have many misconceptions about immigration‘s advantages and disadvantages, and has found that often, common knowledge is based off ignorance. Dancygier, an assistant professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, hosted a seminar on immigration in the U.S.
Rafaela Dancygier, assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, spoke to students yesterday about the misconceptions surrounding immigration’s advantages and disadvantages in the Loree building on Douglass campus.
Cancer does not sleep, and for 14 hours neither did the participants of Relay for Life, a marathon to raise money for cancer research. The event celebrated its 13th year at the University, lasting from Friday night to early Saturday at the Livingston Recreation Center, said Kristina Mischke, the president of Colleges Against Cancer. Sean Moonen and Harrisson Quijote, both brothers of the University’s Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter, walked for family members with cancer.
Participants walked around the track at the Livingston Recreation Center between Friday night and Saturday morning to raise money for cancer research. The annual relay includes an opening ceremony, a survivor’s lap, the Luminaria ceremony and the “fight back” ceremony as well as numerous other activities to ensure that everyone involved stayed awake throughout the night.
Relay for Life attendees stayed at the event until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
The organization has raised more than $82,000 so far and has until August to reach their goal of $95,000.
Activist, writer, queer blogger and disabled Korean adoptee Mia Mingus speaks against social injustice in her blog “Leaving Evidence.” Mingus gave a speech on Thursday in the Livingston Student Center about her background and the difficulties she has been dealing with her entire life in consideration of her physical disabilities, as well as being a queer Korean adoptee growing up in the Caribbean.
June 1 is looming, and for many University students throughout the country, this date signifies the time when student loan interest rates will double.Student representatives from New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, along with John Connelly, president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly, held a press conference on the steps of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus yesterday in response to this issue.
Blogger Mia Mingus spoke yesterday at the Livingston Student Center on the injustices she faced growing up disabled and queer.
A new site called mentormentored.org is like the eHarmony of tutoring, according to site developer Kevin Ivanov. Instead of matching people into relationships, however, the site debuted last Monday to match mentors, or teachers, and mentees, people who want to be taught more about a subject.Several of the people involved with mentormentored.org are University students. Alex Huang and Ivanov are both first-year students in the School of Arts and Sciences.
An animation of Indian myth, an early 20th century law stigmatizing marriage with Asians and a Chinese religious organization with political clout are not immediately relatable topics. But they are all examples of where American and Asian culture intersect. The Department for American Studies arranged its Third Annual Asian American Studies Undergraduate Symposium yesterday in Murray Hall on the College Avenue campus, displaying the work of seven students.
James Carroll, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, discussed his findings on the Chinese religious organization Falun Gong yesterday at Murray Hall on the College Avenue campus.