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Summer 1996
Volume 59, Number 8

Feature stories

On Learning to Write Well

Brainy and ambitious as Yale undergraduates may be, many arrive at the College with problems expressing themselves in writing. Computers seem only to be aggravating the situation.


Ethics Amid Ambiguity

Can a sense of ethics be taught? As courses in the College and the schools of Divinity, Forestry, Law, and Medicine demonstrate, a surprisingly diverse number of faculty members think so.


Two Decades at the Gates

Director of Undergraduate Admissions Margit Dahl argues that while the competition is tougher and the “packaging” ever more intense, the goal remains unchanged.


Class Day and Commencement

When labor negotiations between Yale and its unions stalled this spring, the university braced itself for a tumultuous Commencement. The unions demonstrated as threatened, but the academic celebrations went forward without incident. Fresh from receipt of her BA, one of the Yale Alumni Magazine’s departing undergraduate columnists provides a front-row account of the occasion.




College Comment

Light & Verity
+  another Bass brother contributes $20 million—but for college renovations
+  a new boathouse for the crew
+  golfers clean up
+  progress shows on a downtown hotel
+  engineering sponsors a clash of robots
+  Yale Medals awarded to five Eli stalwarts
+  Jesse Jackson joins the unions’ Commencement protest
+  Co-op scofflaws settle their accounts

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