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July 2021

A Friendship Mission

The improbable, coincidental and utterly true story of an alum who went missing for 13 years, and the friends who found him.

By

Kevin Cool

Features

July 2021

Meet Grace Hu

When the time-space continuum encounters a force for good.

By

Sam Scott

July 2021

What the Wilderness Letter Wrought

Stegner’s ‘labor of an afternoon’ struck a chord around the world.

By

Daniel Arnold

July 2021

Westword, Bound

The written world of Wallace Stegner was one of calloused hands and expansive beauty. His most famous pupils saw things differently.

By

Daniel Arnold

July 2021

Just Curious

How a boy who played with fire (and mercury, and bleach) became a bioengineer who brought $1 origami microscopes (and paper centrifuges, and snorkel-mask PPE) to the world.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

July 2021

History Scholar Who Saved New York Public Library

Vartan Gregorian, ’58, PhD ’64

By

Rebecca Beyer

July 2021

A Storied Spring

Stanford sports will remain 36 strong.

By

Sam Scott

June 18, 2021

A Century Ago, Stanford Won Its First National Championship

Javelin thrower Flint Hanner launched Stanford's streak.

By

Sam Scott

July 2021

Back to the Land

A simplified life in the mountains.

By

Sam Scott

July 2021

Detective Work

It took Erica Escalante a while to sleuth out her career path. But now, she’s a champion for vulnerable elders and a link between the police and the LGBTQ+ community.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

July 2021

Incomparable

Robby Beyers captured the spirit of the Band for more than 40 years.

By

Kelli Anderson

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