Camara Phyllis Jones, MD ’81, and Jimmy Chen, ’10, are the first recipients of the President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good, created to celebrate Stanford alums whose work has positively and sustainably changed their communities. Jones, a physician and epidemiologist, has used research and advocacy to highlight the impact of racism on health, influencing the CDC to declare racism a public health crisis. Chen founded Propel, an anti-poverty software company aimed at helping low-income Americans improve their financial health.
With a third consecutive NCAA championship under their singlets, Stanford men’s gymnastics has been called “the most dominant team gymnastics has ever seen.” And they weren’t the only team on a roll this spring. Ahead of summer pool parties, the best thing to happen in the deep end was No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo scoring its eighth NCAA championship. Winning seemed to be par for the course in recent months, as women’s golf nabbed its second NCAA championship, bringing the Cardinal to an all-time total of 131 NCAA team titles and 158 total national championships. And Stanford baseball was a hit, heading to the College World Series at press time.