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July 2020

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Features

Some Reassembly Required

Here’s how people looking for a fresh start are cultivating potent new versions of themselves.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Rapid Response

How the Stanford research community pivoted to address the coronavirus.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

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

Essays

‘Black Male: Guilty Until Proven Innocent’

It pains me that these words I wrote in 1992 still ring true today.

By

Cory Booker

This Is How It Ends

Wrapping up senior year with a mix of nostalgia, grief and gratitude.

By

Melina Walling

All Right Now

Everybody Dance Now

Stanford’s English department gets its Zoom groove on.

By

Kathy Zonana

How Next Year Will Be Different

The outline of a plan for 2020-21.

By

Summer Moore Batte

Superpowers, Diagnosed

What it takes to breathe underwater, harness your inner nanobots or leap tall buildings in a single bound.

By

Charity Ferreira

What’s Funny Now?

Olivia Harewood takes on our 'social insanities.'

By

Melinda Sacks

Best Practices in Pictures

Science-savvy graphic designers show us what we need to know about COVID-19.

By

Melina Walling

Meet Amber Moore

A reproductive immunologist follows her curiosity.

By

Melina Walling

Columns

Meeting the Moment

Stanford Pres. Marc Tessier-Lavigne describes recent work to address the pandemic and racial injustice.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Beginnings and Endings

And the words that move us to make change.

By

Kathy Zonana

Departments

Book Review: Lost in the Rain Forest

New and Notable

By

Kevin Cool

All Rise

Students stand in solidarity against racial injustice.

By

Summer Moore Batte

Farewells

Legal Pioneer, Scholar and Mentor

Barbara Allen Babcock

By

John Roemer

Spiritual Guru Who Popularized Psychedelics

Baba Ram Dass, PhD ’57

By

John Roemer