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December 1997
Volume 61, Number 3

Feature stories:

Rewired Editor Tackles Teaching!

December 1997

Mindful of the careful editing that was part of his own education in writing, a veteran author and journalist returns to Yale to pass on what he’s learned. But now, the editing is done on-screen for the whole class to see.


The Booking of New Haven

This fall finds bookselling behemoth Barnes & Noble entering the Yale market, and the venerable Yale Co-op decamping to the Green to fight for its share. As other independent booksellers look on warily, the literary trade in New Haven grows ever more interesting.


The “Improv” Scene

Undaunted by the terror of “winging it” in front of an audience, Yale undergraduates have founded no fewer than four improvisational comedy troupes in the last 12 years. Now, being funny on your feet gets you into a circle that rivals the theater and singing-group orbits.




Light & Verity
+  a gathering place for graduate students
+  a new look at Thornton Wilder
+  the University buys an office building where it couldn’t build a college
+  a noted scholar is again denied tenure
+  a larceny trial awaits a fake
+  Peabody dinosaurs improve the view of New Haven Harbor
+  an attempted olive branch revives the Bass debate
+  the mystery of the vanishing Branford swing
+  the promise of tinier computer chips

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