Illustration: DBOX for Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP.


What’s in a name?

Alumni and students react to decisions about the new residential colleges, Calhoun College, and the title “master.”


War and after

Veterans of recent conflicts talk about their lives before and after deployment.


Magnificent March

The men’s basketball team finally made it to the NCAA Tournament—and defied expectations.


Does Zika kill?

A Yale study describes a case of fetal death from the virus.

Arts & Culture

Getting it wrong—but better

You can quote them: Three famous sayings that were never really said.

Light & Verity

Connecticut eyes tax revenue from Yale
Bills to tax the endowment and Yale property were proposed, then scuttled.
Former basketball captain plans lawsuit Supreme leaders View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

But no fur teacups
The Art Gallery’s Dada Ball offered some inspired weirdness.
Airborne Saturday night lights View all Scene on Campus


Knee-jerk altruism
Women are more generous than men—if they’re in a hurry.
Ben Franklin’s family quarrel Was Henry VIII brain-damaged? View all Findings

Last Look

Yale’s first women PhDs get a group portrait.
Contemplate The big reveal View all Last Look


Yale’s “Swiss army knife”
Penelope Laurans has mastered nearly every corner of Yale.
Battle tested Architect for a school’s second century View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Birth announcement?
Object lesson: An ancient image may depict Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Reviews: May/June 2016 Taking Chipotle at its word View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

Yale, Ban Ki-moon, and your heritage
The university hosts a global conversation about cultural preservation.
What goes on at Davos What color is Yale’s faculty? View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

Winter sports highlights: 2016
A national squash title, a sub-four mile, and some good hockey.
Fall sports highlights: 2015 Yale running back makes mark in NFL View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

How a kidney changed hands
The two alumni were strangers, but thanks to an ad in the alumni magazine, they now share an intimate bond.
Musical interlude Shipshape View all From the Editor

New Haven

Putting out the welcome mat for refugees
A New Haven nonprofit helps refugees feel at home, and get on their feet.
Keep on truckin’ The sound of music View all New Haven

Old Yale

Yale’s first student from Ireland
A Presbyterian, born in Belfast, who championed Catholics.
Building a better student body “A genius, but mad” View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

The historian behind the Broadway blockbuster
Before Hamilton the hip-hop hit, there was Hamilton the biography.
From Yale to Odd Mom Out Trans pioneer and eye surgeon View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

Going the distance
Yalies and a few thousand others hit the streets for the New Haven Road Race.
Fashionista No pinstripes tonight View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

Mad dogs
Handsome Dan stickers on Yale Shuttles are a red flag for local canines.
Shell game Look around View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

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March Madness and the Ivies
A brief history of overachievement in the NCAA Tournament.
The green fields of the mind List: 41 secret societies at Yale View all Web Extra