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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

May 2021

Meet Luciana Frazão

A robotics engineer meets the moment.

By

Sam Scott

April 28, 2021

Who Wants to Be a Stanford Student?

Luciana Frazão’s path to a master’s in mechanical engineering involves a game show, a surprise benefactor and a promise to pay it forward.

By

Sam Scott

May 2021

Of Viruses And Vectors

In an increasingly interconnected world, the next pandemic is not 100 years away. Here’s what scientists are worried about and how we can prepare.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

May 2021

Says Who

We live in a world where one person’s disinformation is another person’s truth. But the university’s free exchange of ideas can sharpen the picture.

By

Kathy Zonana

May 2021

Freedom and the Farm

It all began with a standoff between Jane Stanford and David Starr Jordan. Of course.

By

Kathy Zonana

May 2021

A Hoover Handbook

The campus policy institute began as a war archive founded by the 31st president.

By

Kathy Zonana

May 2021

All Right Now

After 29 years, the women’s basketball team is a national champion again.

By

Sam Scott

May 2021

Neighborhood Watch

A new vision for undergrad housing.

By

Jill Patton

May 2021

The Last-Mile Helpers

How some food banks are meeting a spike in demand.

By

Sam Scott

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