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September/October 2004
Volume 68, Number 1

Feature stories:

Sept/Oct 2004 cover  

Objects of Desire

Charlie Benenson ’33, who amassed one of the world’s finest private collections of African art, also helped discover American artists such as Saul Steinberg and Red Grooms. Virtually all of his extraordinary collection is coming to Yale.



Why We Hate

In an era of suicide bombers and mass murder in the name of God, a Yale psychologist seeks to explain how human beings can hate each other enough to kill.



Present at the Creation

In 1960, when Helen Varney Burst ’63MSN was in nursing school, women in labor had their hands and feet strapped down and their babies delivered by forceps. Then she discovered midwifery. For her and for the medical profession, things have never been the same.



from the editor

On Margaret Marshall (and more on Bush and Kerry).

light & verity
+  jury sides with doctors and against Yale
+  TA unions dealt a blow
+  rebuilding the Bowl
+  a frontier feast in Calhoun

A slavery scholar’s new post.

scene on campus
Bells are ringing.

Leaving no child behind.

How the Colonies learned to love debt; mistakes eyewitnesses make.

arts & culture
Aubrey Beardsley’s smile; the meaning of sports; on the road with Mary.

old yale
Secrets of the societies.

sporting life
Taking Yale crew into the mainstream.

where they are now
The man behind the Class of ’54’s golden nest egg, and the woman who stirred up the Deaniacs.

news from alumni house

last look


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