Category: In the Spotlight

Jet Toner

Cardinal kicker Jet Toner has the coolest name in college football

by Stanford Athletics on October 10, 2019 3:22 pm
JET TONER possesses arguably the coolest name in college football. The senior kicker is clutch, too. The youngest of six children, he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his true name is John Edward Toner V. At the hospital, a doctor mentioned his initials spelled Jet, and he’s been called that ever since. “I didn’t know… Read more Cardinal kicker Jet Toner has the coolest name in college football

Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident

by Kate Detrempe on September 23, 2019 2:13 pm
When RYAN LION began his pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in July, he already knew some of the doctors and nurses he would be working with. Ten years before, they had saved his life. In 2009, during the final semester of Lion’s senior year at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View,… Read more Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident

Meet senior class co-president A.J. Aldana

by Jill Patton on September 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Seeing the recruitment flier for Stanford Sierra Camp changed everything. Specifically, the photo of a counselor water-skiing in a chicken costume. Then-freshman ARNOLD FLORES “A.J.” ALDANA JR., ’20, thought he’d better apply. He called up his intended summer employer, a cardiovascular engineering firm, to tell them, sorry, but he wouldn’t be joining them after all.… Read more Meet senior class co-president A.J. Aldana

Alumna gives eclectic collection of prints, drawings and photographs to the Cantor

by Sandra Feder on August 27, 2019 2:06 pm
The Cantor Arts Center recently acquired 12 prints, drawings and photographs given by Stanford alumna MARILYN SYMMES, who earned her undergraduate degree in 1971. The New York–based curator and art historian is honoring her Stanford roots while recognizing the importance of student interactions with objects. The gift features an eclectic selection of works, ranging from… Read more Alumna gives eclectic collection of prints, drawings and photographs to the Cantor

Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

by Stanford News Service on August 15, 2019 2:16 pm
There must be some mistake. Sports Illustrated recently ranked the top 10 greatest mascots in college football history. THE TREE, which granted is the mascot of the Stanford Band, not the university, came in at No. 5. Inexplicably, SI ranked the University of Oregon Duck at No. 2 – higher than the Tree. At least… Read more Sports Illustrated gets its college mascot ranking wrong

Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

by Amy Jeter-Hansen on August 7, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford Health Care has passed the triennial accreditation from The Joint Commission with flying colors. Accreditation from The Joint Commission certifies that a health care organization continues to meet or exceed meticulous procedural standards that align with government requirements, making the organization eligible for reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid. The five-day process spanned the entire… Read more Stanford Health Care lauded for quality, transparency during Joint Commission survey

Cooking tips for the reluctant beginner

by Donna Lovell on August 7, 2019 12:15 am
When Stanford alumna Jess Dang, ’03, was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness as a teenager, she promised herself that if she lived to age 30, she’d turn her attention to helping others lead a healthier life. While at Stanford, she underwent treatment and by her senior year she was considered cured, with a good chance… Read more Cooking tips for the reluctant beginner
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Course on Latin America and the Cold War brings high school educators to campus

by Donna Lovell on August 5, 2019 12:15 am
California high school social science and history teachers gathered at Stanford recently to take part in a professional development course on Latin America and the Cold War. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, the course offered teachers an opportunity to deepen their understanding of an… Read more Course on Latin America and the Cold War brings high school educators to campus
Fran Belibi

Freshman Fran Belibi won gold at U19 women's basketball World Cup game

by Stanford Athletics on July 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Incoming student-athlete FRAN BELIBI won her third international gold medal on Sunday when the United States beat Australia in overtime at the FIBA Under-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup game in Bangkok, Thailand. The team won 74-70, making it the Cardinal’s eighth FIBA U19 World Cup title and seventh in the past eight tournaments. Belibi averaged 7.7 points… Read more Freshman Fran Belibi won gold at U19 women's basketball World Cup game
Martin Hellman

Martin Hellman urges more ethical behavior at meeting of Nobel Laureates

by Rachelle Mozeleski on July 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering MARTIN HELLMAN recently served as the Heidelberg Lecturer at the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (#LINO19). The annual, week-long event occurs each summer on Germany’s Lindau Island. Nobel Laureates are invited to the meeting, along with selected young scientists. The Heidelberg Lecture is given by a Heidelberg Laureate—the winners of… Read more Martin Hellman urges more ethical behavior at meeting of Nobel Laureates