May/June 2015

Features

Something Is Stirring

A recent resurgence of activism on campus has galvanized discussion about the benefits—and risks—of political engagement.

The Improbable World of Jennifer Dionne

A rising-star researcher is bending the boundaries of science and uncovering possibilities that have dazzling implications.

What Really Happened?

One hundred years after it was sunk by a German U-boat torpedo, the ocean liner Lusitania remains an enigma. The Stanford alumnus who owns it is determined to unlock its mysteries.

Farm Report

Press B for Baroque

Digitization at Cantor

Look Who's Talking

How squid communicate

Machines Have a Lot to Learn

A favorite course

Uncivil Tongues

A profile of partisanship 

STUDENT VOICE

Depth of Field

When a mother elephant tells you to move . . .

Race, Police, Law

Law School reaches out

The Best Lies Ahead

A different sort of season

Departments

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The Case for Discontent

Something worth arguing about

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN

A Presidential Visit

Obama on the Farm

1,000 WORDS

Way Enough!

SHELF LIFE

Books, Music & Film

JOURNEYS

A Feminist's Suicide

Life lessons from a favorite teacher

CONSIDER THIS

Three Cries

Nothing but his diagnosis?

END NOTE

Alteration

My shrinking stature

Class Notes

Farewells

Diversity Champion

Anna Marie Zarate Porras, '89, MA '89

Developer and Arts Patron

Henry Thomas Segerstrom, '46, MBA '48

Psychologist and Muse

Phyllis Gillman Diebenkorn, '42