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October 2000
Volume 64, Number 1

Feature stories:

A Matter of Life and Death

Oct 2000 cover  

The award-winning writing of retired surgeon Sherwin Nuland mixes history, physiology, and mystery into explorations of how we live and die. In addition to accounts of house calls, close calls, and systems failures, Dr. Nuland offers something else: a prescription for healing the medical profession.


A Century of Drama at Yale

  O'Neill 1988

In the University’s Tercentennial year, the Dramat turns 100 and the School of Drama turns 75. The history of both organizations is revealed in a presentation of posters that highlight graphic design and amateur theater.


The Secret Source of That Silly Tune

Cole Porter didn’t write “Boola Boola,“ Yale’s famous fight song. The author’s grandfather did. Here’s how—and why.


The Freshman Address
President Levin used lessons from science and literature to instruct the Class of 2004 in the best use of “Yale Time.”




Light & Verity
+  acupuncture fights cocaine addiction
+  chronicling the frontier
+  signing Shakespeare
+  a summer on horseback

Goodbye to Larry Kelley; the alumni elect a fellow; Levin at the plate; Bloom v. Potter.

From the Archives

College Comment
In search of the middle note: the terrors of the singing group audition.

Inside the Blue Book
A writer teaches the art of creating a sense of place.

In Print
Spinning memories; spuds and sculpture; life after duel.

Figure studies; southern sojourn; Blues on stage.

Honest Tea may turn out to be the best business policy.

News From Alumni House

Old Yale
The year 2000 presidential election is not the first to feature a Y-H-P rivalry.


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