The 10 most popular stories in Stanford Report for 2018

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An article describing a new book about workplace health by GSB’s Jeffrey Pfeffer was the most popular story in Stanford Report in 2018.

Below are the 10 most popular stories, excluding obituaries, in Stanford Report for 2018, based on click rates.

Is work killing us? – March 2. This story is about a new book by JEFFREY PFEFFER, professor of organizational behavior at the Graduate School of Business. He had an ambitious aspiration:  “I want this to be the Silent Spring of workplace health.”

Virtual parking passes –  June 7. This story announced and explained that physical parking permits for Stanford’s campus would be replaced by a virtual system.

1974 campus murder solved – June 29. This story announced that law enforcement officials had solved the cold-case, 1974 homicide of Arlis Perry, whose body was found in Memorial Church. The case had been unsolved for more than four decades.

A new vision for Stanford’s future – May 18. This story covered a speech by PRESIDENT MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE in which he outlined initiatives for Stanford in the next decade and beyond. The initiatives emerged from the university-wide, yearlong, long-range planning process.

Weight-flux effects –  Jan. 23. This Stanford Medicine story described a study in which Stanford scientists found links between changes in a person’s weight and shifts in their microbiome, immune system and cardiovascular system.

What if there were a shooter on campus? – March 2. In this Q and A, Police Chief LAURA WILSON and Emergency Manager KEITH PERRY explained how the university continues to prepare for emergencies it hopes will never occur, including and especially an active shooter on campus.

2018 Gates Cambridge Scholars – Feb. 27. This Dish entry introduced the three students who won Gates Cambridge Scholarships for 2018.

Endowment explained – March 9. At a Faculty Senate meeting, ROBERT WALLACE, chief executive officer of Stanford Management Company, provided an overview of how the university’s endowment is managed and how Stanford’s investments support the academic mission.

Jaws too small – April 10. This story explained why PAUL EHRLICH wants you to shut your mouth. According to Ehrlich’s new book, mouth breathing, among other modern habits, has led to an epidemic of small jaws and many troubling health consequences.

Low-fat or low-carb? – Feb. 21. Stanford researchers explain that, contrary to previous studies, insulin levels and a specific genotype pattern don’t predict weight-loss success.