A Publication of the Stanford Alumni Association
44 COVER STORY
The Golden Path
Looking for serenity, beauty or a heart-
thumping workout, devotees of the dish area
have made it one of the region’s most visited
recreational sites. But it wasn’t always so.
A short history and loving tribute to the
Farm’s backcountry beacon.
Man in the Middle
He shepherded Stanford through its most
turbulent period, taking on protesters while
also embracing progressive causes. First as
provost, then as president, richard Lyman,
who died in May at age 88, was the right
leader at the right time.
Hearing the Voice
tanya Luhrmann spent years observing
and interviewing evangelical christians
who profess personal encounters with God.
What she learned sheds new light on what
happens to the faithful during prayer.
credit tk Huck PAinter/StAnFOrd ne WS Service
Rising to the Challenge
Stanford-affiliated athletes have won
medals at every Summer Olympics since
1912. Here is a timeline of weird, wild and
On tHe cOver: Photograph by Linda A. cicero