News articles classified as Obituaries

Stanford Law School —

Remembering Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court

The pioneering justice graduated from Stanford Law School in 1952 in the top 10% of her class but famously struggled to find employment because so few firms would hire women at the time. “It’s good to be first,” she would later say, of her responsibility as a trailblazer. “But you don’t want to be last.”

Stanford Medicine —

Neurobiologist and vision expert Denis Baylor dies at 82

Baylor, former chair of the Department of Neurobiology, gained international recognition for discovering the electrical language used by the retina to translate light from the outside world into signals that the brain reads.