Portrait by Driely Vieira


What David Swensen gave to Yale

Remembering an investment officer who cared.


A thinker's life

What makes a person care deeply enough about something to devote their life to it? A series of essays by emeritus faculty offers some answers.
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"I learn by going where I have to go"

Former Yale College dean and Duke University president Richard Brodhead recounts his intellectual career.
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Commencement in spite of COVID

They wore masks, they quarantined--and they earned their degrees. The Class of 2021 goes down in history.


Graduates talk

We interviewed graduating students about their time at Yale--and what's ahead.


Gifts from our teachers

An address to the graduates of 2021.

Light & Verity

After election, trustees end petition campaigns
David Thomas '78, '86PhD, was elected over petition candidate Victor Ashe '67.
Return of the Yalies New dean for School of Art View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

Remaking Science Hill
The green space known as Sachem's Wood gets a redesign.
Ready for your close-up? Not a cathedral. We swear. View all Scene on Campus


Lightning and life
Did life on earth get a jump start?
Happiness is just a click away Untangling Alzheimer's View all Findings

Last Look

Spiking the ball
In a sports-deprived year, a dispatch from the intramural spikeball championship.
In the abstract Hefty View all Last Look


A diplomat who became an unforgettable teacher
Charles Hill "knew something about life outside the classroom."
A computer scientist loved for his teaching Tapped to tackle COVID View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Goddess in action
A 400-year-old automaton clock, still ticking.
Reviews: July/August 2021 Instruments of the Passion View all Arts & Culture

President's Letter

An investment in the future
A bright future for neuroscience Leading in a pandemic View all President's Letter

Sporting Life

Second chances in Tokyo
Yale alums at the Olympics, on the field and on the water.
Good year for a Bulldog in the NFL Benched View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

Summer and music, 43 years ago
A memorable tour with the Yale Symphony Orchestra.
Loss “A steely, quiet strength” View all From the Editor

New Haven

Saying goodbye to Margaret Holloway
A drama school alum who became known as the "Shakespeare Lady."
Banner years A place to live with HIV and AIDS View all New Haven

Old Yale

The '21 Club
A survey of four Classes of '21 across the centuries.
The '21 Club Women worthies View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

Breaking one of football's glass ceilings
Mina Kimes '07 covers the sport for ESPN.
Straddling town and gown An artist sews a sense of community View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

Bob Handelman
Still learning in 3D
At an in-person class in the pandemic, there's lots of elbow room.
Workarounds Squash team View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

Fly locally
New Haven's airport will get an upgrade.
A six-legged tribute Poppy's field View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

Brita Belli
A French honor for a Connecticut native
Seventy-five years after his war service, Sperie Perakos '38 wins the Legion of Honor.
The green fields of the mind List: 41 secret societies at Yale View all Web Extra