Mark Ostow


Sit. Stay. Boola Boola.

Once, the bulldog was supposed to strike fear into the hearts of Yale’s opponents. As a new Handsome Dan grows into the title, his job is to be dangerously cute.


No time to lose

Yale Law students and alumni raced the clock to help travelers after the executive order on immigration.
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How to commemorate catastrophe

Remembering World War I, 100 years after
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Calhoun College, 1933–2017

After years of debate, Yale renames a residential college.

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Grace Hopper: Yale’s newest college namesake

A Navy veteran and computer pioneer who got her PhD at Yale.

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Amy Cheng ’19/Yale Daily News
Yale and unions make a deal
For the third time in a row, a contract without a strike.
New efforts to find, support low-income students Taking to the street View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

Tips and wishes
A Chinese new year’s tradition on Whitney Avenue.
Group hug Beinecke is back View all Scene on Campus


Wikimedia Commons
Is gun violence catching?
A study shows evidence of “social contagion” around guns.
Tackling a hard-to-treat breast cancer The mice that roared View all Findings

Last Look

Door to door
How a well-crafted set of doors was built—and preserved.
Rock star Amazing Grace View all Last Look


From Yale, to Yale: Moonlight author joins drama school
Tarell Alvin McCraney ’07MFA will teach playwrights.
A pathbreaker at the med school Pick of the litter View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Parsing the moon
Object lesson: China’s “alphabet song.”
Reviews: March/April 2017 All roads leading home View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

On leadership—and the humanities
Which is more important: to be responsive or to be responsible?
“The envy of the world” Building, in more ways than one View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

Baseball alumni take on the world
Two players’ journeys from Yale to the Red Sox to Team Israel.
Sweet victory Yale golfer ties collegiate record View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

Yale Alumni Magazine
A gift from across the years
From one Class of ’17 to another.
Conservative at Yale Yale’s first black student View all From the Editor

New Haven

Music in the neighborhood
New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School has taught thousands to sing, dance, and play.
Sushi celebrity Rethinking the city’s front door View all New Haven

Old Yale

“Eloquence in the cause of freedom”
Shirley Graham Du Bois ’40DRA was a composer, playwright, activist, biographer, and more.
Another almost-president A firebrand from the Class of 1778 View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

They never said, “Don’t drink the water.”
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, affected this pastor’s community—and her children.
Doctoring in a different culture Antiquing on the Internet View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

The School of Architecture’s first-year building project builds its 30th house.
The long view But no fur teacups View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

Pioneers for the new colleges
Transfer students will help shape Franklin and Murray Colleges.
Wait for tenure review may get shorter Teaching assistants file petitions to unionize View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

Calhoun College: a timeline
The steps that led to Calhoun becoming Hopper.
The green fields of the mind List: 41 secret societies at Yale View all Web Extra