March/April 2014


What They Stood For

When the Stanford chapter of Sigma Chi pledged an African-American nearly 50 years ago, it wasn’t an act of rebellion. But the fraternity brothers’ stubborn stand against race-based membership rules became a civil rights skirmish on the national stage.

A Postdoc's Path

The route to a breakthrough is twisty and tortured for any researcher. Here’s what happened on the way to one postdoctoral scholar’s eureka moment. 

What Happened Here?

Archaeologist Ian Hodder has spent 21 years digging up one of the world’s oldest cities. As the ancient settlement slowly gives up its secrets, Hodder says his team has only scratched the surface.



Disney, Naturally

Film executive Paul Baribault, '96, found his way back to where he'd always belonged.

Farm Report

The Man Who Got Them In

Remembering 'Dean Fred'

Out of the Closet

Fashionable on campus

Bloody Good Work

A killer debut

Shoring Up for Sea Surges

Hazardous work

Research Notebook

Breakthroughs, briefly

Always On Her Game: Chiney Ogwumike

What makes Chiney tick



A Civil Rights Moment

A barrier falls


In Praise of True Student-Athletes

Athletes bring their 'A' game

1,000 WORDS

Lady Like


Their Cage or Mine?

Finding myself in a cage match

Class Notes


Genetics Pioneer

Leonard Herzenberg

Beloved Chef and Restaurateur

Judith Ellen "Judy" Rodgers, '78

Abstract Expressionist

Frank Irving Lobdell

Online Exclusives

'An Amazing Run'

Basketball's great year

How Sweet It Is

Men's basketball is in the Sweet 16. But what does it all mean?