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Arts & Culture

The origin of “African American”

The term’s earliest known appearance in print is in an eighteenth-century sermon.
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Blog: Daily Snap

Snow time

Yale woke up to snow this morning—three inches as of 9 o'clock.


Race, speech, and values

What really happened at Yale.
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Light & Verity

In the running

All the Yalies on major-party presidential tickets—since 1812.

New Haven

Keep on truckin’

A host of food trucks have made international cuisine easy to find outdoors.

Old Yale

Building a better student body

The doctor who pioneered physical education at Yale.

In the magazine

Where They Are Now

Pamela Berkovich
From Yale to Odd Mom Out
An alumna takes on NYC’s Upper East Side, one joke at a time.
Trans pioneer and eye surgeon Life and money management View all Where They Are Now

Q&A: Peter Salovey

Why here? Why now?
An interview with Yale president Peter Salovey ’86PhD about student protests and diversity.
What color is Yale’s faculty? A student center for all students View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Light & Verity

“I wish to be useful”
Students and alums network to further the public good.
Making music for a half century Aliens? Probably not. But... View all Light & Verity



A place of one’s own at Yale
Alumni told us about the spots on campus that mean the most to them—and why.
Déjà vu Sterling restored View all Campus

Student Life

Of color, at Yale
The media focused on student anger. We asked where the anger came from.
Shipshape The toughest issue on (any) campus View all Student Life


The stranger
Two Tony awards and a dazzling Broadway career haven’t erased Michael Cerveris’s lifelong feeling of being an outsider. But it might just be what makes him a great actor.
“It can’t just be the righteous few.” The radical virtuoso View all Alumni

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February 12, 2016
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