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Monday, October 26, 2020

faculty & staff

Open Enrollment begins today

Open Enrollment is the time for university employees and Stanford retirees to review their health benefits, including adding or dropping dependents. 

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social sciences

The 'party-sorting' problem

Gridlock in U.S. politics can be explained by the increased sorting of the Democratic and Republican parties, says political scientist Morris Fiorina.

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health & medicine

Breaking COVID-19's embrace

A special report in Stanford Medicine magazine offers a look at Stanford Medicine's response to the coronavirus and perspectives on the pandemic.

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The Dish

The Society of Labor Economists has announced a new prize named in honor of EDWARD LAZEAR.

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  • AlertSU test: On Thursday, Oct. 29, at about 12:05 p.m., Stanford will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. An alert message will be sent via email to the Stanford community. The test will also include activation of the outdoor warning system, which will sound an audible tone for approximately 30 seconds. Learn more.
  • All This Rising: Join classics scholar and memoirist Dan-el Padilla Peralta for the inaugural lecture in the new series All This Rising: The Humanities in the Next Ten Years, featuring ideas and methods that will mark new paths for the humanities in the next decade. "Darkness Visible: The Haunted House of Classics" will be given on Monday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. Learn more.

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