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July 2020

This Is Not a Drill

Bay Area public health officers had prepared all their lives for the possibility of a pandemic. That didn’t make their decisions any easier.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Features

May 2020

Flipping Burgers

Can plant-based ‘meat’ replace the real thing, or is that just an impossible dream?

By

Melinda Sacks

May 2020

View Finder

Once a year, photographers from across the university vie for the best shots on Earth. The reward comes with the territory.

By

Melina Walling

May 2020

The Ear Artist

Plastic surgeon Sheryl Lewin constructs ears for children who were born without.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

May 2020

Young Blood and the Search for Biological Immortality

If you put young blood into old mice, they—and their cells—will appear biologically younger. Harnessing this to remedy the ills of human aging while avoiding premature commercialization is the puzzle of a lifetime.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

March 12, 2020

On Lockdown, from Milan

‘Imagine that in 10 days you’re likely to be faced with the same situation.’

March 2020

Giving Away Silicon Valley’s Billions

How Nicole Taylor, ’90, MA ’91, plans to put the ‘community’ back in ‘community foundation.’

By

Melinda Sacks

March 2020

The Problem With Philanthropy

It's an exercise in power, says Stanford political scientist Rob Reich, MA '98, PhD '98.

By

Melinda Sacks

March 2020

The Giving Circle

Alumnae and friends pool their funds for greater impact.

By

Melinda Sacks

March 2020

Shooting for a Better Deal

WNBA Players Association president Nneka Ogwumke discusses new collective bargaining agreement.

By

Ramona Shelburne

March 2020

They’ve Got Game

Pro basketball is a powerful social and cultural force. These former Cardinal players aim to keep it that way.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

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