After a devastating accident, Ed Bennett ’84 showed “how to piece a life together.”
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“The greatest mind in American history”

He was one of the nation’s most important scientists. Yet most people barely know his name.
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For better, for worse, and for Yale

Nine couples who met or got married at Yale tell us their stories.
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Light & Verity

TAs in nine departments vote on unionizing

Yale is appealing the NLRB decison that permitted elections by department.

Light & Verity

Law School gets first woman dean

Heather Gerken is an expert on election law.

Light & Verity

First-generation students convene at Yale
Comparing notes on the challenges of college life.
Getting in, then and now Candidates, and a name change View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

At last, Yale has a practice room big enough for an orchestra.
Tips and wishes Group hug View all Scene on Campus


The sugar in your head
How the brain makes fructose.
Vitamins matter Taking the nation’s temperature View all Findings

Last Look

On-campus housing
Sterling Memorial Library has a seasonal resident.
Door to door Rock star View all Last Look


A historian to lead Grand Strategy
Beverly Gage ’94 is the new director of the well-known course.
From Yale, to Yale: Moonlight author joins drama school A pathbreaker at the med school View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Save the children
Object lesson: a painting celebrates a London orphanage.
Reviews: May/June 2017 Parsing the moon View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

WWI, Yale, and a tradition of service
The text on a Yale diploma confers “responsibilities,” not “privileges.”
On leadership—and the humanities “The envy of the world” View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

Courtesy ECAC
Winter sports highlights: 2017
Conference titles for two teams, and the first-ever Ivy hoops tournament.
Baseball alumni take on the world Sweet victory View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

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Married life
A gift from across the years Conservative at Yale View all From the Editor

New Haven

Big idea
New Haven’s summer festival is both local and global.
Music in the neighborhood Sushi celebrity View all New Haven

Old Yale

The first graduate program for the greens
Conservation pioneer Paul B. Sears battled “serious consequences due to public ignorance.”
“Eloquence in the cause of freedom” Another almost-president View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

That’s entertainment
David Herskovitz ’84 makes theater with rigorous artistic principles—and a commitment to fun.
They never said, “Don’t drink the water.” Doctoring in a different culture View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

Beinecke is back
After a year of renovations, the rare book and manuscript library looks . . . awfully familiar.
Foundational The long view View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

Calhoun College, 1933–2017
After years of debate, Yale renames a residential college.
New efforts to find, support low-income students Yale and unions make a deal 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