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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

When lightning strikes

Hoover Tower

A stone ornament atop Hoover Tower, destroyed by lightning last year, has now been replaced. Workers also used the opportunity to affix a lightning rod and install falcon boxes in the iconic tower. See the slideshow.

university affairs

Racial justice initiatives updates

African and African-American Studies is a step closer to becoming a department, participants learned in the Campus Conversation on racial justice initiatives. 

Charles Young, Persis Drell, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Claude Steele

science & technology

The air children breathe

Children exposed to air pollution, such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust, for even a day may have higher rates of heart disease in adulthood.


The Dish

Stanford magazine profiled ANA ZIADEH, who recently celebrated 50 years at Stanford — the longest of all 250 dining employees.

Ana Ziadeh

Faculty Housing HAI Town Hall for Faculty


  • Personal training: Recreation and Wellness is now providing Free Virtual Personal Training (BeWell Berry-eligible). This program is offered virtually to help faculty/staff reach their goals while connecting from anywhere. Learn more and register.
  • Name change: The Stanford Parents' Program has changed its name to Stanford Parent and Family Engagement. The name change is designed to better reflect the diversity of the families of undergraduate students. All communications going to families now include the words parents, families and guardians. See the program's website.

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