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March 1997
Volume 60, Number 5

Feature story:

The Yale of My Day
Every generation of Yale graduates seems to have a special vision of what the College meant to them. To plumb the similarities and differences among those visions over the years, YAM turned to 14 alumni—professional writers all—spanning nearly six decades for personal reflections on the Yale of their day.

Young Lords and Lower Classes

Distant Thunder

New Haven On Stage

From White Shoe to Combat Boot

Defying Dink

Harold Bloom and the “Orc Cycles”

Vietnam On Our Mind

Of Reading, and a Wink

A Confusion of Lures

Chronicling a Cauldron

Surviving “Grim Professionalism”

Diary Daze

A Not Unwelcome Senselessness

When the World Barged In






From the Archives

Light & Verity
+  ´╗┐women swimmers make waves
+  restoring Manuscripts & Archives
+  the bulldogiana market
+  bashing the balanced-budget amendments
+  $15 mission in research grants from Bristol-Meyers Squibb and the National Institutes of Health
+  early decision attracting more applicants, but the pool is shrinking

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