Matthew Turk
Matthew Turk is a writer for The Stanford Daily.

Powerless in pandemic

I think there is something powerful in labeling our experience of this pandemic as a kind of grief. Even if no one in your circle has died from the virus, there is no shortage of material to fuel a sense of loss. When everything’s tallied up, dining out, daily routines, concerts, the gym and hugs have all been suspended.

Despite remote enrollment, incoming frosh seek roommates in Bay Area and other locations

In an attempt to simulate a portion of the college experience while taking remote classes, many incoming frosh have been in communication with classmates through group chats dedicated to searching for a place to stay in the Bay Area. Some members of the student body have opposed this choice, decrying this behavior as problematic and citing a long history of local gentrification and displacement.

Professor Norman Naimark wins Norris and Carol Hundley Award for book on Stalin’s postwar foreign policies

The award, granted by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB-AHA), recognizes the “most distinguished book on any historical subject” written by a scholar who lives within the 22 states or four Canadian provinces of the Pacific Coast. This is the second award that he has won for the book, following a recognition on the “Financial Times” Best History Books of 2019 list.
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