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As Yale seeks out more students whose parents didn’t graduate from college, students and alumni talk about the challenges that come with that pioneering role.

Light & Verity

A Nobel Prize for counting the cost of carbon
William Nordhaus ’63 is the newest laureate in economics.
Doonesbury’s beginnings, half a century ago Yale’s nest egg View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

Come one, come all
Undergrads pack the Lanman Center for the annual Student Activities Bazaar.
The light fantastic Home improvement View all Scene on Campus


Should charity begin at home?
Why we don’t value altruism in a mate.
A danger in the Arctic Taking on the common cold View all Findings

Last Look

As local as it gets
Silliman College had its own pumpkin patch this fall.
Home tiny home Revisiting the Lipstick, 50 years later View all Last Look


A chaplain’s abundant life
Father Bob Beloin edified, counseled, and inspired students and faculty.
The man who mapped our cells New senior trustee knows higher ed  View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Glass that shocked
A nineteenth-century “influence machine” was a teaching tool about electricity.
Reviews: November/December 2018 Group effort View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

On artifacts and the arts
The president talks about the importance of Yale’s collections.
Public policy and the social sciences Pitching in View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

“A certain expectation of excellence”
Vicky Chun, the first woman to oversee Yale sports, has high standards.
Old Campus Olympian Spring sports highlights: two national titles View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

Your daily dose of Yale
Every weekday, our online Daily Snap gives you a fresh glimpse of life on campus.
“Shoulder to the wheel” The year of women View all From the Editor

New Haven

New Haven’s artistic Oktoberfest
One month. 450 artists. 10,000 people viewing new art.
New life at an old library Elm City rebellion View all New Haven

Old Yale

Yale and the Great War
World War I—and its end 100 years ago—upended life at the university.
The first Yalies Starting strong View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

A professor’s double life
Shakespeare scholar Mary Bly ’95PhD moonlights as romance novelist Eloisa James.
He tried for the CIA. Comedy was more fun. From trucker to fitness guru View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

Brutal competition
Architecture students unwind with a little badminton in the studio.
Better Living 101 A room of one’s own View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

A home base at the fields
The Carol Roberts Field House is the first Yale building built exclusively to support women’s sports.
Genii Pitch perfect: the graduate years View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

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The green fields of the mind
Baseball “breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.”
Calhoun College: a timeline List: 41 secret societies at Yale View all Web Extra