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For an elite group of students, the much-hyped world of Silicon Valley is hardly theoretical. They're getting hands-on exposure to start-ups before they even finish college.

  • Dan Vaccarino

    Divided They Stand

    A messy academic scuffle drove the Stanford anthropology department to split in two. The story behind the unusual breakup reflects a widening schism in the field.

  • Richard Downs

    Falling Apart

    He was a Marshall scholar, a college president and, finally, a top Stanford administrator. But mental illness changed everything. A victim of depression remembers his breakdown.

  • Photo: Max Hirshfeld

    Into Africa

    She's young, she's impatient, she's blunt. Susan Rice is a different kind of diplomat.

  • Courtesy Stanford Archives

    Was It Murder?

    In a case that gripped the nation, David Lamson was charged with killing his wife in their campus home. Despite four trials and intense media coverage, the 1933 death remains a mystery.