Category: In the Spotlight

Cardinal alums on U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo team

by Stanford Athletics on July 7, 2021 2:02 pm
Stanford will be represented with four former standouts among Team USA when this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, get underway in three weeks. Alumni Men’s Water Polo players ALEX BOWEN, BEN HALLOCK, DREW HOLLAND and DYLAN WOODHEAD were named to the 13-member squad, which features four returners from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Team… Read more Cardinal alums on U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo team

Stanford Report Editor Kate Chesley retires

by Stanford News Service on July 2, 2021 4:30 pm
Stanford Report Editor Kate Chesley retired July 1 after 23 years of service to the university. During her tenure, which included various roles in University Communications, Chesley had a profound impact on virtually every segment of the campus community. Prior to being named Stanford Report editor in 2016, Chesley’s Stanford career included speech writing for… Read more Stanford Report Editor Kate Chesley retires
Brooke Forde

Cardinal well represented on U.S. Olympic women's swim team

by Stanford News Service on July 1, 2021 4:01 pm
Stanford will be well represented in Tokyo by members of the U.S. Olympic women’s swim team. Competing will be alumni BROOKE FORDE, KATIE LEDECKY and SIMONE MANUEL, and incoming first-year students TORRI HUSKE and REGAN SMITH. Forde, who is from Louisville, Kentucky, graduated in June with a major in human biology. She is expected to… Read more Cardinal well represented on U.S. Olympic women's swim team

Cardinal will be well represented on U.S. Olympic women’s water polo team

by Stanford Athletics on June 27, 2021 12:02 pm
Stanford will be well represented on the U.S. Olympic women’s water polo team, with five Cardinal heading to this summer’s games in Tokyo. ARIA FISCHER, MAKENZIE FISCHER, JAMIE NEUSHUL, MELISSA SEIDEMANN and MAGGIE STEFFENS were named to the 13-member squad. Team USA enters next month’s competition as the two-time defending Olympic champions and three-time defending… Read more Cardinal will be well represented on U.S. Olympic women’s water polo team
Alice Ballard-Rossiter

Three students chosen to speak at Baccalaureate celebration

by Office of Religious Life on June 2, 2021 11:24 am
At this year’s Baccalaureate celebration on Friday, June 11, at 11 a.m., three graduating students will share reflections on their time at Stanford. CHIDINMA AGBO is a senior from Norwalk, Calif., majoring in Product Design. In her studies, Agbo uses human-centered design to bring meaning, joy and new experiences to other people’s lives. Agbo has volunteered… Read more Three students chosen to speak at Baccalaureate celebration
Alexandra Huynh

Incoming first-year student named National Youth Poet Laureate

by Stanford News Service on May 24, 2021 3:14 pm
Incoming first-year student ALEXANDRA HUYNH of Sacramento, California, has been named the 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word, the New York-based organization that runs the National Youth Poet Laureate program and The Kennedy Center. As the 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate, Huynh will serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States using poetry… Read more Incoming first-year student named National Youth Poet Laureate

Drawing on humor to spread the COVID-prevention message

by Ruthann Richter on May 5, 2021 3:04 pm
Scope, the School of Medicine’s blog, profiled MAYA ADAM, a former ballerina who learned some valuable lessons on the stage that she is now applying in the global fight against COVID-19. She’s incorporated those lessons into her six wildly popular videos that use music, animation and a bit of humor to entertain and enlighten audiences… Read more Drawing on humor to spread the COVID-prevention message

Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

by Stanford Athletics on April 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Where are they now? In the fall of 2020, Stanford Athletics created a home-forest advantage for the football program by staging 470 trees in Stanford Stadium. Lowe’s donated the locally sourced, native trees, and Stanford watered and cared for the trees throughout the season. At the conclusion of the 2020 campaign, all 470 trees were… Read more Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

 Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie

by Vignesh Ramachandran on April 5, 2021 4:31 pm
As Korean American stories like Academy Award-nominated Minari take center stage, an adaptation of a Stanford professor’s own life story is also making waves. It’s been more than 25 years since critically acclaimed author CHANG-RAE LEE, who is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in English in the School of Humanities and Sciences, published a moving… Read more  Chang-rae Lee's 1995 New Yorker essay adapted into movie
Goodfellows

Hoover’s GoodFellows series marks one year of broadcasts

by Hoover Institution on April 1, 2021 4:56 pm
GoodFellows, the Hoover Institution’s weekly conversation series in which senior fellows JOHN COCHRANE, NIALL FERGUSON and H.R. MCMASTER analyze domestic and world events, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. GoodFellows began as a video series on April 1, 2020, just two weeks after much of the world left the workplace for home as a result of the COVID-19… Read more Hoover’s GoodFellows series marks one year of broadcasts