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December 2018

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Stanford on Broadway

On the boards or behind the scenes, here are five who’ve forged a path on the Great White Way.

By

Melinda Sacks

Features

Intestinal Fortitude

Poop pills? Talking toilets? New insights into the microbial world within us are redrawing the roads to a healthy constitution.

By

Sam Scott

Michael O’Neill Explains and Explores the Miraculous

As a student, he created a photo-voltaic beach umbrella. But a higher power always fascinated him. Meet the "Miracle Hunter"—not your typical mechanical engineer.

By

Sam Scott

Stanford on Broadway

On the boards or behind the scenes, here are five who’ve forged a path on the Great White Way.

By

Melinda Sacks

For These NFL Players, the Anthem Protests Are Personal

Two former Stanford stars weigh in.

By

Gary M. Pomerantz

The Protesters’ Aims Are Noble; Their Protests Are Not

Dishonoring a symbol of unity does nothing to advance the cause.

By

Andrew Friedman

Campus

What to Drink Now (With No Next-Day Suffering)

EANABs of choice.

By

Eliane Mitchell

How Have You Changed?

At Reunion Homecoming, we asked alumni about the ways they’ve grown since college.

By

Diana Aguilera, Eliane Mitchell and Yanichka Ariunbold

Stanford’s Climbing Team Has High Expectations

The team won its first national championship after only five years in existence.

By

Sam Scott

A No-Crap Guide to Gap Years

Two undergraduates team up to provide advice and information to prospective travelers.

By

Nick Burns

Student Podcast Tackles Science

From neurons to nanotech, a whimsical guide.

By

Diana Aguilera

Stanford Will Rename Serra Dorm

Prompted by Native students, the university reconsiders a priest’s legacy.

By

Sam Scott

Out of Luck? Try This.

An expert offers three ways to help you succeed.

By

Diana Aguilera

28 Years Later, NICU Nurse and Former Preemie Reconnect

When Brandon Seminatore checked in for work at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, the nurse who met him knew his name. And he knew hers.

By

Kathy Zonana

The Durham Download

Summing up a beloved hum bio professor.

By

Melinda Sacks

Meet Derrick Boone Jr.

A former Navy officer reflects on physics, fatherhood, and being a man.

By

Jill Patton

Essays

How Three Women Scientists Gave One Another a Boost—Without Even Realizing It

It all started when Anna wanted to study ants. Or did it?

By

Judith L. Wagner

Advice

Out of Luck? Try This.

An expert offers three ways to help you succeed.

By

Diana Aguilera

Classifieds

Columns

Your Ideas Here

As the new editor of STANFORD, I want to hear your thoughts and stories.

By

Kathy Zonana

How Alumni Helped Affirm Our Vision

Two years of input validated our priorities.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Departments

Farewells

Academic Who Tackled Controversy with Humor

John H. Bunzel

By

Rebecca Beyer

‘Love and Light and Potential’

Lyric McHenry, ’14

By

Rebecca Beyer

Mountaineer and Engineer

Tom Frost, ’58

By

John Roemer

Educator and Storyteller

Raphael Christopher Allen, ’80

By

John Roemer

Online Exclusives

Roble at 100

Its students have boycotted dorm food, questioned sororities and shaped ethnic theme houses. Here’s to a second century of living, learning and laughter within these ivy-covered walls.

By

Eliane Mitchell

Shelf Life

Shelf Life - December 2018

New releases from Stanford alumni, staff and students.

The Dish

The Pizza Bot

Taking food service in new directions.

By

Eliane Mitchell

The Long-Held Craft of an Aerodynamic Duo

Javelin-making brothers Bud and Dick Held.

By

John Roemer

Power Play for Kids

The alums behind ‘She Persisted, the Musical.’

By

Melinda Sacks

Meet the New Mr. Met

The Mets get a new general manager.

By

Sam Scott

A New Way to Bridge Generations

Young alums address social isolation among senior citizens.

By

Diana Aguilera