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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

When a pandemic came to Stanford

As the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic tore across campus, students wore masks to assemblies and classes, social gatherings were banned and fraternity houses were converted into impromptu hospitals. Read more in Stanford magazine.

Health & Medicine

COVID-19 drug tested

Scientists at Stanford Medicine are investigating whether a molecule called interferon-lambda can help people with mild cases of COVID-19. 

Needle in drug bottle


Consequnces of the plague

The inability of 14th-century medicine to stop the plague throughout Europe and Asia helped advance discovery and transformed politics and health policy.

Medieval illustration of the plague

The Dish

Seniors MELODIE LIU and BERBER JIN are the recipients of the Yenching Scholarship award.

Melodie Liu and Berber Jin

Free lunchtime bike webinars FSH Rentals


  • Stanford Historical Society: On Tuesday, May 19, at 4 p.m. the Stanford Historical Society will offer a virtual program on John Carl Warnecke, class of 1941. Warnecke was a Stanford football tackle who went on to become one of the most successful architects in America from the 1960s to the 1980s. Register here.

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