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Yale History

  • features

    How science came to Yale

    Benjamin Silliman, a young lawyer, traveled to Philadelphia in 1802 with a few mineral specimens in a candle box. It was Yale’s first step on the path to becoming a university.

    Mar/Apr 2015
  • Old Yale

    The invention of the Alumni Fund

    The oldest annual giving program in America was launched in 1890.

    Mar/Apr 2015
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    Déjà vu

    Yale’s newest residential colleges will be modeled on their forebears.

    Mar/Apr 2015 | Ico_comments 6 comments
  • Milestones

    An advocate for Yale women

    Remembering Elga Wasserman ’76JD, who led coeducation in the college.

    Jan/Feb 2015
  • Old Yale

    Yale’s World War I flying ace

    William Thaw ’15 was one of the founding members of the famed Lafayette Escadrille.

    Jan/Feb 2015 | Ico_comments 2 comments
  • features

    Challenging the unchallengeable (sort of)

    Forty years ago, a committee led by C. Vann Woodward created a lofty statement about free expression. But there was some pragmatic politics behind its creation.

    Jan/Feb 2015