Memories of the Farm: Valerie Jarrett; other teachable moments
Gracing the cover of the September/October issue of Stanford magazine is alum VALERIE JARRETT. In a profile written by alum ROY JOHNSON, Jarrett, White House adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental relations and public liaison, aka “First Friend,” calls her undergraduate experience on the Farm “the best years of my life . . . except for the four coming up.” There’s a great Stanford Quad photo of Jarrett and her dormmates from Olivo-Magnolia, the African American theme dorm now known as Ujamaa. And speaking of fabulous photos: Photographer ROD SEARCEY, Class of ’84, walks readers through a portrait gallery of some of the most memorable teachers and administrators from his undergraduate years. Titled “Teachable Moments,” the photo essay features President Emeritus DONALD KENNEDY, history Professor ESTELLE FREEDMAN, psychology Professor EWART THOMAS and former dean of admission FRED HARGADON, among others . . .
– Elaine Ray