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May 2021

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Features

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

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

Freedom and the Farm

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

By

Kathy Zonana

A Hoover Handbook

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

By

Kathy Zonana

Essays

One Last Time

The day Campus Drive turned into Memory Lane.

By

Alison Cormack

All Right Now

Meet Luciana Frazão

A robotics engineer meets the moment.

By

Sam Scott

Novel Ideas

By

Summer Moore Batte

The Ticker — May 2021

Stanford people in the news and on the move.

The Great Barrier, Grief

Could writing about my grandmother be my lifeline?

By

Andrew Tan

Of Two Minds

We’re eager to reenter regular, post-pandemic life. Then again, we’re scared to. Here’s how to put the risks into perspective.

By

Charity Ferreira

All Right Now

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

By

Sam Scott

Neighborhood Watch

A new vision for undergrad housing.

By

Jill Patton

The Last-Mile Helpers

How some food banks are meeting a spike in demand.

By

Sam Scott

Fishnet Stalking

The quest to fetch sea litter.

By

Elizabeth Lindqwister

A Guide to Adulting

Former dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims on the art of growing up.

By

Sam Scott

The Statesman

George Shultz is best known for his work in the 1980s to end the nuclear arms race. But the economist and diplomat was a public servant to the end.

By

Kevin Cool

Columns

A Tale of Two Covers

The bat virus is connected to the camel virus, and the camel virus is connected to the people virus. But we weren’t sure that would entice pandemic-fatigued readers.

By

Kathy Zonana

Stanford Arts Beyond the Pandemic

As we look to the future, the university is applying lessons learned in resilience and innovation.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Departments

The Zoom Where It Happens

The instructors of CS 182 dial up the tech in teaching.

By

Summer Moore Batte

Farewells