10 Memorable Photos from 2021

A few moments that caught your attention this year.

December 13, 2021

| by Jenny Luna

If you follow us on social media (@stanfordgsb), you’ve watched us adapt to the pandemic, welcome students to campus, seen notable speakers share insights with our community, and met a few members of the community.

Here were some of our favorite photos capturing the past year. 

1. Stanford at Sunrise

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Stanford Campus and Hoover tower on a cloudy and colorful morning during sunrise. | Credit: Paul Oyer.

Photo by Paul Oyer

Senior Associate Dean Paul Oyer paused during a morning run to snap this early morning campus photo.

2. Outdoor Classrooms

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Students and a professor sitting at makeshift desks under a large outdoor tent for outdoor instruction. | Credit: Elena Zhukova.

Photo by Elena Zhukova

One year after the pandemic started, faculty and students had adapted to outdoor settings for in-person instruction.

3. The Class of 2021’s Unique Journey

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MBA Students from Stanford GSB class of 2021 smiling during during their outdoor commencement celebration. | Credit: Saul Bromberger.

Photo by Saul Bromberger

The Class of 2021 graduated in June, in an in-person, masked ceremony. The event celebrated all that students had accomplished, commending their resilience in navigating a year unlike any other. They will always remember the (beautiful) weather that day.

4. Summer Grilling

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Executive Education Dining Chef Raul Lacara standing outside while holding meat on a skewer.  | Courtesy of Chef Raul Lacara.

Photo courtesy of Chef Raul Lacara

Executive chef Raul Lacara cooks up a feast for Stanford Executive Program participants on campus. Chef Raul prepares globally-inspired meals and, he says, avoids creating “ordinary banquet food.”

5. Move-In Day for the Class of 2023

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Two MBA 2022 students laughing and loading their suitcases into a hand-trolley on move-in day. | Credit:  Elena Zhukova.

Photo by Elena Zhukova

The new MBA1s arrived, filled with energy and excitement.

6. What It Means to Be a First-Generation/Low-Income Student

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MBA 2022 student Viet Nguyen laughing and looking into the camera on a bright and colorful background. | Credit:  Elena Zhukova.

Photo by Elena Zhukova

Members of the First-Generation Low-Income Club (FLI) reflected on their experiences. “Being a FLI student,” said Viet Nguyen, MBA ’22, “means opening doors and dismantling structural inequities to change the institutions I’m in to be more inclusive for others.”

7. The Nobel Prize

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Stanford GSB professor Guido Imbens smiles brightly on a black background on the morning of his Nobel Prize announcement. | Credit: Kelsey Doyle.

Photo by Kelsey Doyle

In October, we celebrated Professor Guido Imbens, who was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with Joshua Angrist, an economist at MIT, for their “methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.”

8. Live Broadcast on Campus

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Stanford GSB dean Jonathan Levin sits outside in Town Square in front of two Bloomberg Reporters.  | Credit:  Sheila Singh.

Photo by Sheila Singh

Dean Jon Levin discussed the forces shaping business today, the recent Nobel prize, value creation, and more with Bloomberg Businessweek, broadcasting live from Town Square.⁣ ⁣⁣

9. “You Can Bring Change in Many Ways.”

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Malala Yousafzai sitting in CEMEX theater at Stanford GSB during a View from the Top event, wearing a face mask and looking off into the audience. | Credit: Kelsey Doyle.

Photo by Kelsey Doyle

“I always tell people that my story is not an exceptional story. It could have been the story of any girl if their fathers and their brothers had allowed them to speak out,” said. At a View From The Top event, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai spoke about her journey to becoming an activist for educating girls and women across the world.

10. No Tricks, Just Treats

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A big shaggy dog sitting outside and wearing a spiderweb costume and flanked by two big fuzzy spider dog toys. | Credit: Tricia Seibold.

Photo by Tricia Seibold

Our pets never miss an opportunity to pose in costume.

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