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December 2020

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Features

The Foreseeable Future

Making predictions about 2021 seems downright foolhardy. We did it anyway.

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

Essays

Change Is Crucial, and Slippery

What a sea cucumber taught me about survival.

By

Amber Wong

All Right Now

The Ticker — December 2020

Stanford people in the news and on the move.

Meet Elora López-Nandam

Diving into microscopic marine mysteries.

By

Jill Patton

By the People, for the People

A bilingual newspaper chronicles the Mission District’s transformations.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Mischief Managed

Stately and venerable, this oak tree witnessed antics that were anything but.

By

Charity Ferreira

Natural Namesakes

A curious set of species shares the Stanford moniker.

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Jennifer Worrell

The Doctor in Charge of the NBA Bubble

Five swabs a day keeps COVID away, and other tales from the league’s unprecedented epidemiological experiment.

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Kelli Anderson

When Others Go Low, He Goes Lower

Explorer Victor Vescovo’s deep ocean dives.

By

Kelley Freund

Columns

What a Difference a Year Makes

We could never have predicted 2020. But that’s not stopping us from taking a run at 2021.

By

Kathy Zonana

Supporting our International Community

Stanford’s international students and scholars enrich our campus and broaden our impact.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Departments

Book Review: Long-Lost and Found

New and Notable

By

Julia Klein

It Takes a Village

New graduate residence opens.

By

Summer Moore Batte

Farewells

Historian and SLE Co-Founder

Mark Mancall

By

Rebecca Beyer

Disease-Detection Pioneer

Sanjiv “Sam” Gambhir

By

John Roemer