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Stanford Report, November 20, 2002

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Balancing Act
Two years of recession and stock market declines have weakened Stanford's finances. In a candid interview, Mike McCaffery, chief executive officer of the Stanford Management Company, and Provost John Etchemendy describe the university's money troubles and what is being done to solve them.

And the Band Played On
Twenty years ago, Cal broke Stanford hearts in the most improbable finish in college football history. It wasn't funny then, but it's pretty funny now. Players and fans reflect on how much it hurt, how much they've healed and why any of it still matters.

Spoiling Our Kids
Busy parents, unregulated media and a proliferation of electronic gadgets in the home are conspiring to damage this generation of children, according to some Stanford experts. What is needed, they say, is more educational fare, more supervision of children's media consumption and a consensus among policymakers that our kids are at risk.

The Color of His Dreams
Enigmatic and impossible to categorize, the art of Nathan Oliveira spans more than 50 years and multiple transformations. Now, as a retrospective exhibition of his work
tours the country, this master artist/teacher discusses the inspiration and imagination that produced his colorful career.

Bay Watch
On a beautiful, rocky point in Pacific Grove, near some of the world's most luxuriant ecosystems, scientists and students have explored the secrets of the sea for more than 100 years. Along the way, Hopkins Marine Station has nurtured maverick scholarship, world-class research and the love of generations of students who couldn't wait to get back.

Ethics in the Wake of Enron
Long before the Enron scandal focused public attention on corporate fraud, GSB Professors David Brady, David Baron and others have been teaching students right from wrong in their course titled simply Ethics.