September/October 2014

Features

Game Changer

Intercollegiate athletics are baked deep into Stanford's identity and culture. But measures aimed at professionalizing college sports could jeopardize that historic part of university life.

The Collection of a Lifetime

Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson spent decades assembling one of the world's best private collections of postwar American art, and almost as long sharing it with Stanford students. Now, some of the paintings and sculptures that once adorned their house have a permanent home on campus.

A Bedtime Story

Thanks to the research of William Dement, we know more than ever about the dangers of too little shut-eye. His contributions to science—and his wildly popular Sleep and Dreams course—have made him a giant in a field once considered irrelevant.

Farm Report

His Lucky Day

He survived the '89 quake

On Schooling Souls

Scotty McLennan retires

What's Going On, And Going Up

Construction on campus

Sky's the Limit

Missions instead of majors?

All Grown Up

The new class, with a twist

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT

Hoover Tower

'We save a lot of brain cells'

Hang time with the punter

Drell Named Dean

At engineering, a new dean

Departments

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Sleep? Dream On

In my dreams

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN

Optimism Meets Empathy

A call to service

1000 WORDS

Sweet!

SPOTLIGHT

Poetry in Motion

How The Prophet made it to the big screen

END NOTE

Goodbye, Toledo

Back for an encore

Class Notes

Farewells

Prizewinning Journalist

William J. Coughlin, '44, MA '50

Archaeologist

Leslie Elizabeth Wildesen, '66

Middle East Scholar

Fouad Ajami

Online Exclusives

Q&A With Dean Jane Shaw

Stanford's new Dean for Religious Life