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Who was the first African American student at Yale?

Newly discovered documents have rewritten a part of the university’s history.


Med school with less pain

The School of Medicine’s highly unusual teaching program allows Yale medical students to have—gasp!—some free time.


The radical virtuoso

Organist Paul Jacobs wants to change the way you spend your time.
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New Haven

New life for an old synagogue

The Orchard Street Shul is 101 years young.

Last Look

Not sold at IKEA

Horace Walpole’s curious cabinet.

Light & Verity

Jake Wyman
Atom smasher yields to new era in physics
Rethinking Wright Lab for the neutrino age.
No church trial for former divinity dean Levin’s next act: Silicon Valley CEO View all Light & Verity


The Voynich mystery
New attempts to decode a mysterious manuscript.
Your friend the tarantula Hospices: good news and bad View all Findings

Scene on Campus

Christopher Capozziello
Stethoscopes and lederhosen?
Med students on stage—but it’s not the operating theater.
Spectacle A farewell to Mudd View all Scene on Campus

Last Look

Rome, by hand
Every year, Yale architecture students travel to Rome to draw the city firsthand.
Luxe Yale’s birth certificate View all Last Look


A life in medicine and prose
Sherwin Nuland helped reshape our attitudes about death.
College, Grad School deans step down The new face of the Fed View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Up close
Object lesson: a very short history of the microscope.
Reviews Sayings of the south View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

Who’s in charge of the faculty?
Yale’s president answers questions about the creation of a new position at Yale.
Resource analysis Business plan View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

Michael T. Bello
Winter sports highlights
Fall sports highlights Team building View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

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New Haven: the makeover continues
Retiring Yale faculty and staff are among those repopulating downtown.
Elihu Yale, nabob The SS Elihu Yale View all From the Editor

New Haven

Mark Zurolo '01MFA
New Haven reads… and reads… and reads
How a little book bank became a big tutoring operation.
Magic carpets Only connect View all New Haven

Where They Are Now

Science for five million—and counting
Engineering for the preteen set.
Board-book bard Woman of steles View all Where They Are Now

Light & Verity

Julie Brown
Out of their shells
Baby emus emerge at the Peabody.
Grand slam Life after Yale College View all Light & Verity

Old Yale

Robert Moses and the World’s Fair
How the “valley of ashes” became the “World of Tomorrow.”
The Lone Star Yalies A missionary in Singapore View all Old Yale

Scene on Campus

Mark Ostow
Tap dance
On Tap Night, it’s off to the races.
Splt level, grt vu Light entertainment View all Scene on Campus


Gregory Nemec
Panel politics
When women help choose the speakers, more women speak.
What the surgeon general did Sneezes and tics View all Findings