editor’s choice

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

Features

July 2019

Time Out for Ethics

Professors shape AI’s creators.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

July 2019

The Legend of the Almost Lost

A vault. An unlikely group of heroes. An 11th-hour rescue. Here’s how a team of editors and librarians saved a piece of history.

By

Michael Shapiro

July 2019

Ambassadors for the West

Brothers Bill and Mel Lane ran Sunset Publishing for nearly 40 years.

By

Michael Shapiro

May 2019

What Should Free Speech Mean in College?

Four faculty members weigh in on why it can be difficult to build a campus culture in which students are comfortable enough to disagree.

By

Jill Patton

May 2019

What the Law Says About Campus Free Speech

As faculty grapple with how to set a culture that maximizes learning, administrators must also ensure the university follows the law.

By

Mark Storslee

May 2019

Why Dance Matters

It’s not just good for your heart. It’s good for your brain. Faculty, students and patients show us the steps.

By

Melinda Sacks

May 2019

‘This Is Nothing Short of Appalling’

Admissions scheme prompts firing of sailing coach, new safeguards.

By

Kevin Cool

May 2019

Meet Stanford’s Congressional Freshmen

Short profiles of the five Stanford alumni recently elected to Congress

May 2019

They’re All Greek to Him

Alexis Mantheakis, ’67, says the Parthenon sculptures belong at the Acropolis. And he’s willing to fight for them.

By

Sam Scott

March 2019

Trapeze Artist

When Yulia Pinkusevich makes art, it often involves orienting her body in a physical space. That's how you’re meant to experience her work, too.

By

Melinda Sacks

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