editor’s choice

March 2020

Giving Away Silicon Valley’s Billions

How Nicole Taylor, ’90, MA ’91, plans to put the ‘community’ back in ‘community foundation.’

By

Melinda Sacks

Features

March 2020

The Problem With Philanthropy

It's an exercise in power, says Stanford political scientist Rob Reich, MA '98, PhD '98.

By

Melinda Sacks

March 2020

The Giving Circle

Alumnae and friends pool their funds for greater impact.

By

Melinda Sacks

March 2020

Shooting for a Better Deal

WNBA Players Association president Nneka Ogwumke discusses new collective bargaining agreement.

By

Ramona Shelburne

March 2020

They’ve Got Game

Pro basketball is a powerful social and cultural force. These former Cardinal players aim to keep it that way.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

March 2020

What the Kids Are Saying These Days

A Stanford scholar helps the world analyze how children acquire language differently—and just how much they have in common.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

December 2019

The Curious Case of Thomas Welton Stanford

How Leland’s brother (accidentally) helped psychology come of age.

By

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

December 2019

An Existential Moment for Democracy?

Stanford University scholars discuss democracy’s decline worldwide and the role of the United States in preserving it.

By

Jill Patton

December 2019

Sleep and Genes

As sleep research at Stanford approaches its 50th birthday, a new generation of scientists are using biomedical techniques to illuminate the mysteries of Nod.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 2019

Working His Magic

Andrew Evans uses what he learned in Stanford’s product design program to create illusions that make audiences marvel.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 2019

Can They Ever Catch Up?

The eldest millennials are pushing middle age, and most of them still can’t buy a house. The problems—and possible solutions—for a generation that can’t escape the Great Recession.

By

Rebecca Beyer

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