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  • Stanford student senator who defended debate of Jewish ‘power’ will not run for reelection

    April 11, 2016 | 12:25 pm

    A member of Stanford University’s student senate who argued it is “not anti-Semitism” to claim Jews control “the media, economy, government and other social institutions” said he will not run for reelection.

    In a statement published April 8 in the student newspaper the Stanford...

  • Court denies Susan Koret’s request, won’t force Stanford to produce documents on Ted Taube

    By Jared Sichel

    February 12, 2016 | 5:20 pm

    An ongoing lawsuit involving the prominent Koret Foundation and lifetime Board Chair Susan Koret intensified in recent weeks amid a Jan. 20 sexual harassment allegation against 84-year-old philanthropist and businessman Ted Taube, Koret’s President Emeritus.

    That development,...

  • Stanford student accuses group of anti-Semitic question

    April 15, 2015 | 1:34 pm

    A junior at Stanford University who is running for the student senate says she faced anti-Semitic questioning from a student group whose endorsement she was seeking.

    During a March 13 interview in front of eight members of the university’s Students of Color Coalition, Molly...

  • Stanford student candidate files complaint over Jewish faith questions

    April 14, 2015 | 10:34 am

    A candidate for the student Senate at Stanford University filed a complaint after she was asked how her Jewish faith would inform her decisions.

    Molly Horwitz, a junior, filed the complaint with the student elections commissioner shortly after the March 13 endorsement interview...

  • Stanford president: No topic “more divisive” than BDS

    February 20, 2015 | 10:28 am

    At a Feb. 19 meeting of Stanford University's Academic (Faculty) Senate, Stanford University President John Hennessy addressed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS)  issue that has roiled the Stanford campus in recent weeks. Here is his statement:

    This past Tuesday evening,...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 7, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    From left: Maccabiah standout Andi Murez (Photo by Norbert Von Der Groeben, Stanford Athletics) and her Maccabiah Games trophy.

    Andi Murez, 21, a swimmer from Venice Beach competing in her second Maccabiah Games this year, was named Most Outstanding Athlete out of all the...

  • Briefs: Court nixes Neuwirth suit, Pearl family menorah at White House

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Court Rules Against Neuwirth

    A Superior Court judge in Santa Monica has dismissed a defamation suit, which threw into sharp relief the emotional tension between hawkish and dovish supporters of Israel.

    Judge John Reed ruled Nov. 27 against plaintiff Rachel Neuwirth, a right-wing...

  • New JTS Head Faces Trouble, Opportunity

    By Joe Eskenazi

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Arnold Eisen doesn't need to be reminded that he's not a rabbi. It's certainly not news to him.

    The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced this month that Eisen, 54, the chair of Stanford University's religious studies program, would become just the second nonrabbi to serve as...