Obituaries

Stanford Today —

Stanford French Professor Ralph Hester dies

Hester, who co-authored a widely used French college textbook, was dedicated to promoting French Studies in interdisciplinary contexts.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

John “Jack” Gurley, professor emeritus of economics, has died

A legendary teacher whose Econ 1 course attracted what was then a record enrollment for a class at Stanford, Gurley was the first recipient of the university’s Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching.