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November 2000
Volume 64, Number 2

Feature stories:

Nov 2000 cover  

Deciphering the Admissions Map

As financial packages become more varied and as marketing techniques get more sophisticated, Yale’s admissions officers are having to work harder to recruit the best candidates.


Powerful Persuader

Tear gas and violence were in the New Haven air in the spring of 1970 when Kurt Schmoke ’71 helped lead the campus through tumultuous times. Thirty years later, Schmoke remains a leader—the first black man to serve as mayor of Baltimore, and the first black Senior Fellow of the Yale Corporation.


Learning by Doing

The University’s current investment in science can be traced in part to the influence of Benjamin Silliman, Class of 1796, who became known as the father of American scientific education




The business brain behind the Palm Pilot; a zipless tea with Erica Jong.

Miniature portraits; traveler’s art; African masks.

Light & Verity
+  online courses for alumni
+  Branford dines out
+  the Co-op loses its partner
+  a milestone for the football team

In Print
Women in math and science; a week watching television.

From the Archives

A ballet dancer lands at Yale’s investments office.

Inside the Blue Book
“Dr. Curveball” teaches the physics of the national game.

College Comment
An all-Ivy basketball player tells why he opted out of varsity sports.

News from Alumni House


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