Mark Ostow


True nonbeliever

With a charismatic young leader, Yale’s humanists are building a community that looks a little bit like church.
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The forgotten antiwar movement

75 years ago, Yale students founded a national organization. Its mission: to stop America from fighting Hitler.
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Commencement ’16

Graduates celebrated, and some talked to us about their time at Yale. The president talked about community.

Light & Verity

A marriage at the Divinity School?

Yale and a Massachusetts seminary eye a partnership.
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Letters to the Editor

Calhoun, Franklin, Murray, “master,” and more

Our readers respond.

Light & Verity

Christakis steps down from Silliman
After a tumutuous year as head of college, professor returns full-time to teaching and research.
Asian American groups allege admissions bias The Blue Book is dead, long live the Blue Book View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

The long view
At the newly reopened Center for British Art, a picture-packed 140-foot gallery.
But no fur teacups Airborne View all Scene on Campus


Orphaned trees in the rainforest
Some tree species may not survive without lemurs.
Dust and the electric gecko Fooled by our own brains? View all Findings

Last Look

Yale’s first women PhDs get a group portrait.
Contemplate The big reveal View all Last Look


A volunteer goes pro
J. Weili Cheng ’77 is the new director of the Association of Yale Alumni.
Yale’s “Swiss army knife” Battle tested View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

A guide to club hopping in Harlem, circa 1932
Object lesson: a whimsical map just acquired by the Beinecke Library.
Reviews: July/August 2016 Getting it wrong—but better View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

Yale, Ban Ki-moon, and your heritage
The university hosts a global conversation about cultural preservation.
What goes on at Davos What color is Yale’s faculty? View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

Spring sports highlights: 2016
Heavyweight crew and baseball came close to championships.
Winter sports highlights: 2016 Fall sports highlights: 2015 View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

How a kidney changed hands
The two alumni were strangers, but thanks to an ad in the alumni magazine, they now share an intimate bond.
Strategies of the Grand Strategy course Musical interlude View all From the Editor

New Haven

Rethinking the city’s front door
Demolition is planned for a site across from the train station.
Putting out the welcome mat for refugees Keep on truckin’ View all New Haven

Old Yale

Yale after World War II
The Bushes weren’t the only family in extremely close quarters.
Yale’s first student from Ireland Building a better student body View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

The road to Despicable Me
A veteran screenwriter reveals the secret of writing comedy.
The historian behind the Broadway blockbuster From Yale to Odd Mom Out View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

Saturday night lights
For the first time ever, The Game ended after dark.
Going the distance Fashionista View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

Ivy League Digital Network
Abandon ship!
An unprecedented end to the Yale-Harvard Regatta.
Advanced degree Top brass View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

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March Madness and the Ivies
A brief history of overachievement in the NCAA Tournament.
The green fields of the mind List: 41 secret societies at Yale View all Web Extra