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Westword, bound: the written world of Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner's written world was one of calloused hands and expansive beauty. His most famous pupils saw things differently.

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Cardinal-watching guide to the Tokyo Summer Olympics

The games begin on July 23. Here are more than three dozen athletes to root for.

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Just curious

How a boy who played with fire (and mercury, and bleach) became a bioengineer who brought $1 origami microscopes (and paper centrifuges, and snorkel-mask PPE) to the world.

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A century ago, Stanford won its first national championship

On June 18, 1921, Flint Hanner showed up at Chicago Stagg Field as Stanford’s only representative at the first NCAA track and field championships. His winning javelin throw of 191 feet, 2.25 inches made him Stanford’s first national champion, though he wouldn’t be Stanford’s only champion for long.

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Faculty-recommended books for your summer reading list

Here's what Stanford faculty and STANFORD magazine's books editor say should be in your stack this summer.

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50 years of powwow

On May 1, 1971, the first Stanford Powwow was held to highlight Native culture. Five decades later, it is the university’s largest annual multicultural event and a homecoming for Indigenous students, Bay Area residents and performers from across the country

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Who wants to be a Stanford student?

Luciana Frazão’s path to a master’s in mechanical engineering involves a game show, a surprise benefactor and a promise to pay it forward.

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Ana Ziadeh celebrates 50 years with Stanford Dining

In 2020, Ana Ziadeh celebrated 50 years of employment at Stanford—the longest of all 250 dining employees—in a role she says she gained with the help of supportive managers and her can-do attitude. She shared her story—and three favorite recipes—with STANFORD.

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How recent controversies have tested the principle of academic freedom

We live in a world where one person’s disinformation is another person’s truth. But the university’s free exchange of ideas can sharpen the picture.

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