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Henry E. Riggs, Stanford professor emeritus, dies at 80

On Wednesday, June 10 Stanford professor emeritus Henry “Hank” Riggs ’57 passed away in his home in Palo Alto at the age of 80. As former Stanford Vice President of Development, former Harvey Mudd College president and founding president of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI), Riggs led an influential career propelled by a passion for teaching.

Coding for a cause

  The doors of the Arrillaga Alumni Center flew open, revealing halls bedecked with red and white balloons and walls flanked by banners sporting FACE AIDS insignia.   The students, dressed in eccentric costumes such as tutus and Stanford capes in a blend of flamboyant colors, trickled into a room thumping with electronic music.  …