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April 2000
Volume 63, Number 6

Feature stories:

Welcome to World Lit

May 00 cover  

Can one course introduce students to literature written in dozens of languages over several millennia? Despite some skepticism, two comparative literature professors—and a battery of guest lecturers from throughout the University—are giving it a try.


What’s in a Name?

In 1735, a Swedish botanist named Linnaeus developed the method that scientists still use to classify plants, animals, and other organisms. A group of Linnaeus’s successors, led by two Yale researchers, now believe that they have come up with a better way to catalog creation.


A Life in History

History professor C. Vann Woodward, who died in December, helped reshape the way Americans look at the South. A colleague and former President of the University remembers Woodward’s contributions to Yale and the nation.




Light & Verity
+  department status for African American studies
+  a quicker trip to Boston
+  Lasaga pleads guilty
+  Glenn Miller live
saying no to Myrtle Beach

The Voynich manuscript at the Beinecke library continues to beguile and baffle.

Henry Louis Gates comes home; a rocket scientist tells her story; Bill Bradley plays Toad’s.

College Comment
Two seniors take on the last undergraduate taboo: getting engaged.

In Print
A bittersweet tribute to tigers; the history of Pan Am; love the second time around.

Modern gothic; 3-D images of Mars; Geography, Part 2.

Inside the Blue Book
An American studies seminar explores the pull of gangs.

From the Archives

News From Alumni House

Old Yale
English professor Wilbur L. Cross took on a new role in retirement: governor.


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