Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77


Parents' voices heard in sex ed textbook controversy

by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/11/14, 01:26 pm

UPDATE (Friday, Aug. 15, 9:45 a.m.): The Fremont, Calif., school board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to not use Your Health Today in ninth grade health classes and will instead use the same textbook as last year. School superintendent Jim Morris continues to hope publisher McGraw-Hill will modify the book so that it eventually can be used in the Fremont schools.

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Stump of Stanford

Sports | Without carrying a title, counselor wields great influence with Stanford's athletes
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/08/14, 01:00 am

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Rain soaked the plush Stanford University campus on a Friday afternoon as sweaty athletes filtered in and out of Jimmy V’s Sports Café. Inside, Jim Stump, 70, showed himself to be as much a fixture as the signed and framed football jerseys of university legends. Wearing a crisp, black polo with the Stanford logo, he was having his typical poached egg and coffee at a corner table looking out on a bustling Campus Drive.

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One in a billion

Roe v. Wade | A terrible health condition has helped Christian Buchanan to be a blessing to many
by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

Lacey Buchanan, 26, lay behind a screen on a stiff delivery bed waiting for that first glimpse. To her relief, she heard her son’s initial cry after his C-section birth. But then her husband, Chris, disappeared with their baby and a host of medical staff. Nine hours later, a doctor finally asked Lacey, “Do you want to see your baby?”

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