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Five undergraduates awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

Five Stanford undergraduate students have received 2021 Barry Goldwater Scholarships, which are designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.

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Stanford junior wins 2021 Congressional Medal of Honor Service Award

James Kanoff, who co-founded the Farmlink Project at the start of the pandemic, will share a 2021 Congressional Medal of Honor Service Award for his work connecting farmers with fresh food to food banks.

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Two Stanford juniors win 2021 Truman Scholarships for graduate studies

Mercedes “Sadie” Blancaflor and Nicholas “Nick” Hakes will receive Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 to students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.

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Study identifies another explanation for the ‘marriage premium’

Stanford sociologist Florencia Torche uncovers empirical evidence to show that the benefits of marriage to child development derive not just from individual characteristics of spouses and their circumstances. How society views marriage as an institution matters too.

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Stanford initiatives proceed despite pandemic, trustees learn

Stanford trustees received briefings on such university initiatives as the new school for climate and sustainability and undergraduate education enhancements, as well as pandemic progress and campus activities.

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Zoom fatigue worse for women

In the first large-scale study examining the full extent of Zoom fatigue, Stanford researchers find that women report feeling more exhausted than men following video calls – and the “self-view” display may be to blame.

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Guide for science outreach

Science outreach efforts can encourage trust and interest in science, benefiting everyone involved. A guide produced by plant biologists from several institutions aims to make science outreach better and more effective.

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Seven Stanford scholars awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Among those honored with 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships are R. Lanier Anderson, Vincent Barletta, Enrique Chagoya, Lochlann Jain, Amalia D. Kessler, Daniel Mason and Jonathan A. Rodden.

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Stanford staffer’s illustrations help fill need for diverse characters in children’s literature

Molly Match, a children’s book featuring a little Black girl that was illustrated by a Stanford staffer, has sparked meaningful discussions about inclusion, diversity and equity on campus.

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Report to Faculty Senate reveals stress around the issue of free speech on campus

The Planning and Policy Board Subcommittee on Campus Climate presented an interim report to the Faculty Senate on Thursday that highlighted students’ concerns about free speech and general campus climate.

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