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December 2020

Word Nerd

John McWhorter is best known as a cultural critic who garners bouquets and brickbats from left and right alike. But he’s really a linguistics geek at heart.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Features

September 2020

Undefeated

Marty Hartigan lost his limbs. Then he cheered up his friends.

By

Karen Springen

September 2020

Contemplating a Fall Quarter Like No Other

'I want to be optimistic,' says one incoming frosh.

By

Jill Patton

September 2020

Meet Michael Spencer

Photographer and data scientist explores the power of digits.

By

Jill Patton

September 2020

If History Is Any Guide

4 Stanford scholars on how the pandemic could transform us.

September 2020

How to Decode Scientific Data

Carl Bergstrom, PhD ’98, has become an interpreter of fallacies.

By

Andrew Tan

September 2020

Why Stanford Is Saying Goodbye to 11 Varsity Sports

Budget pressures led to ‘heartbreaking’ action.

By

Kevin Cool

August 11, 2020

Faith and Hope in the Hospital Corridors

Chaplaincy takes on a new look.

By

Andrew Tan

July 17, 2020

‘We Might Come Out Weak, but We Are Going to Come Out’

In overwhelmed eastern Peru, an Indigenous alum rallies a scrappy medical brigade to confront COVID-19.

By

Melinda Sacks

September 2020

What That Buzz Aboard the ISS Is All About

Meet robots Honey, Queen and Bumble, aka Astrobee.

By

Corinne Purtill

July 9, 2020

‘It’s Here, and It’s Spreading’

Washington state health officer Kathy Lofy, ’93, remembers the beginning of the pandemic.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

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