World War II

Resiliency in Wartime

The Quarterly takes a look back at student life on campus during World War II—a pivotal time when change was the only constant and students had no choice but to adapt. Learning to drink coffee without sugar. Meatless Tuesdays. “Heat cops” closing dorm windows every morning to…... » Read more

Code Breaker: Martha Stifler Waller ’41

Do you know what "JAJ de DFN" means? Martha Waller does. She came across such apparent gobbledygook every day in her work for the Signal Intelligence office during World War II. "Traffic"—intercepted messages sent to Washington for analysis—came to her office from consular, diplomatic, commercial,…... » Read more