Mark Ostow


Guilty (and not-so-guilty) reads of the Yale faculty

What your professors read when nobody’s watching.
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The toughest issue on (any) campus

Yale and other universities are changing how they handle charges of sexual misconduct. Are they doing it right? We convened a panel to talk about it.
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Commencement 2015

As the president urges grads to leave the world a better place, we talk to a few about Yale—and their future.


Repair the world!

The Baccalaureate Address

Light & Verity

$150 million gift for new student center

Commons and Memorial Hall will become the Schwarzman Center.

Light & Verity

Accrediting snag for online degree program
Yale wants to teach physician associates online. But regulators say they’ll have to wait.
Levin’s $8.5 million retirement benefit What the campus does on its summer vacation View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

No pinstripes tonight
The Law School prom is more awesome than you think.
The college cook-off Bookies View all Scene on Campus


Sweatshops opening the door to change
Bangladeshi women find opportunity in garment factories.
What makes e-cigarettes cool? Time machine View all Findings

Last Look

Prepared for the worst
J. Press—and Yale and New Haven—were ready for trouble on May Day 1970.
Inside Skull and Bones Celebrity harpsichord? View all Last Look


William Zinsser, 1922–2015
A writer’s writer who taught that clutter was the enemy.
Peter Gay, 1923–2015 A 29-year career making changes at Yale View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Elegy for a husband
Elizabeth Alexander ’84 mourns and remembers, in beautiful prose.
Life? There’s an app for that. St. Thomas More’s last book View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

A student center for all students
The president talks about the new Schwarzman Center.
Computer science gets an upgrade Reducing debt (for students) View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

A big year for men’s heavyweight crew
An Ivy League title—and a long-awaited win over Harvard.
Winter sports highlights: 2014–15 A night in the limelight View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

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My non-resignation letter
About our new publishing arrangement with Yale.
Reform of the senior societies Cellos and jokes View all From the Editor

New Haven

Helping New Haven work
A nonprofit jobs pipeline is showing results.
Stitching a downtown back together The Shubert at 100 View all New Haven

Old Yale

The “skyscraper club” turns 100
Before he rebuilt Yale, James Gamble Rogers built the Yale Club of New York City.
Iphigenia at the Yale Bowl The invention of the Alumni Fund View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

Changing the world, one toilet at a time
An alum’s startup company promises better sanitation for the poor.
History for everyone Designer, Type A View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

David Ottenstein ’82
Above it all
Flying over New Haven with a Sterling professor.
No hurry Green lab View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

Brontosaurus is back!
Scientists decide that Apatosaurus is a separate species.
The horror in Sterling’s basement High praise View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

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The green fields of the mind
List: 41 secret societies at Yale On retiring as the president’s wife View all Web Extra