Stanford Today
November/December 1997

A Very Special Weekend

A Very Special Weekend

Amid much hoopla,
1,660 freshmen embarked
on their odyssey.

A Very Special Weekend

An unforgettable orientation for 1,660 freshmen.   By Elaine Ray
Searching for the Best

Glowing under the national spotlight, Stanford has become the university for the Millennium. We follow admission officers as they go about the challenging task of building the Class of 2002.  By Marisa Cigarroa
“The Most Intensive Five Years of My Life”

President Gerhard Casper reflects on his first five years at Stanford, and what he ­ and Stanford ­ should expect from those ahead.  By Larry Gordon

November/December Cover  |   In This Issue  |   Contributors



 President’s Column
 On Campus
 Class of 2001
 Harris Speech
 Nobel Winners
 Campus Briefs

 Science & Medicine
 Earth’s Ecosystem
 Sci & Med Briefs

 Excellence in Sports
 Sports, Jobs, Taxes
 Sports Briefs

 Film/Video Production
 Class of 2002
 Book Excerpts
 Casper’s First Five
 Laurance Hoagland
 Museum of Art