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September 2020

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Features

How to Build a Movement

Social change can seem sudden, as if millions awoke one day to the same realization. But really, scholars say, consensus is constructed through thousands of small acts over generations.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Undefeated

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

By

Karen Springen

If History Is Any Guide

4 Stanford scholars on how the pandemic could transform us.

Essays

Being the Light I Wish to See

I went overboard once. Now I do it as often as I can.

By

Janet Savage

All Right Now

Contemplating a Fall Quarter Like No Other

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

By

Jill Patton

Why You Can’t Just Use the Endowment for That

How Stanford’s billions really work.

By

Kathy Zonana

The Ticker — September 2020

Alumni in the news and on the move.

Meet Michael Spencer

Photographer and data scientist explores the power of digits.

By

Jill Patton

Chip off the Old Block

A mini linear accelerator.

By

Andrew Tan

How to Decode Scientific Data

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

By

Andrew Tan

Why Stanford Is Saying Goodbye to 11 Varsity Sports

Budget pressures led to ‘heartbreaking’ action.

By

Kevin Cool

Helping Little Ones Show Their Love from Afar

A Stanford doctor wrote some rhymes to explain social distancing to his toddler. Next thing he knew, he had self-published a book.

By

Summer Moore Batte

What That Buzz Aboard the ISS Is All About

Meet robots Honey, Queen and Bumble, aka Astrobee.

By

Corinne Purtill

Columns

All the Difference

Change—from the profound to the prosaic—is at hand.

By

Kathy Zonana

Our Approach to Fall Quarter

In these turbulent times, Stanford is preparing an enriching period of learning and community for our students.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

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