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March 1998
Volume 61, Number 5

Feature stories:

Yale’s Tallest Tales

March 1998 cover

A number of the University’s most treasured traditional tales turn out to be better entertainment than history. With the help of cartoonist Bob Grossman ’61, the Yale Alumni Magazine looks into how much you should believe of what you are told while touring the campus.


Learning to Love a Cranky Composer

Charles Ives’s status as one of the country’s most important composers has long been overshadowed by the musical demands that he put on his listeners. But a century after his graduation from Yale, Ives is winning a wider audience, a fact recognized with an unprecedented award and a springtime celebration.


History’s New Team

Historically one of Yale’s flagship departments, history has suffered a string of faculty losses in recent years. After a period of anxiety about its future, the department has rebounded with a powerful group of new talent who bring with them some different takes on the world’s past.




From the Archives


Light & Verity
+  the College is altering its financial-aid package to accommodate more middle-class students
+  a model of the oldest house in Connecticut gets examined by modern medical techniques
+  a new study details continuing youthful ignorance about AIDS
+  an upheaval at WYBC
expanding homeownership in New Haven
+  a Scully chair
+  the new PU

In Print



In Afteryears…
Written by by John Hersey ’36 on the occasion of his 10th reunion.

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