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Halloween haunt

As I stepped off the Marguerite bus onto the gravel road, I saw two strands of orange lights beckoning me toward the steps of the Stanford Mausoleum. As I made my way to the building, I spotted a gorilla chasing a banana, black swans dancing and human-animals crawling on the ground — certainly not the…

HumBio hits 40

When Stanford’s Program in Human Biology (HumBio) was first introduced a little over 40 years ago, it was praised for its uniquely interdisciplinary nature — one that combined the two seemingly disparate areas of social science and hard science. It was in a way revolutionary, for at the time interdisciplinary programs were few and far between. Forty years after the first graduating class in the program, the human biology major has grown to be the largest undergraduate major at Stanford.