Red, White, and New

The Indigenous Alumni Summit and a pickleball tournament join the reunion festivities.

December 2022

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Members of the Class of 1972 celebrating on the football field

Photo: David Gonzales, ’93

Reunion Homecoming featured a football game for the first time since 2019, complete with groves of red-and-white tailgates and a victorious 15–14 final score over Arizona State. Elsewhere on campus, new activities were afoot. On Thursday, more than 90 alumni and their guests attended the inaugural Stanford Indigenous Alumni Summit, a collaborative effort of the Stanford Indigenous Alumni Association, Stanford’s Native American Cultural Center, and the Stanford American Indian Organization. On Saturday, paddles replaced rackets at the Taube South tennis courts as alums of all ages battled it out in the first-ever Pickleball Party Zone. Classes Without Quizzes took on serious issues, including the war in Ukraine, neuro­diversity, and cryptocurrency. But at class parties and Dinner on the Quad, some 7,600 merrymakers partied like it was 2019.

Dinner on the QuadPhoto: David Gonzales, ’93

Auditorium with alums attending a Classes Without Quizzes session Photo: David Gonzales, ’93

TKPhoto: Erin Attkisson

People meeting at the Stanford Indigenous Alumni SummitPhoto: David Gonzales, ’93

A women in a Stanford t-shirt playing pickleballPhoto: Erin Attkisson

Kali Shiloh is a staff writer at Stanford. Email her at

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