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December 2000
Volume 64, Number 3

Feature stories:

Dec 2000 cover  

The Art School on Its Own

Finally free from its cramped quarters in the Art & Architecture Building, the School of Art turns to the question of how art is to be made in the digital age.


The Birthplace of the ABC’s

In the late 1980s, when Yale Egyptologists John and Debby Darnell started exploring the western desert in the land of the pharaohs, conventional wisdom suggested they’d find nothing of interest. Conventional wisdom turned out to be wrong.


The Selectivity Squeeze

It’s harder than ever to gain admittance to the nation’s best universities. But while this may boost institutional pride, there’s a dark side to the trend, says a former US secretary of labor: Greater selectivity is widening an opportunities’ gap.


Grand Opening

A pack of bulldogs and an edible Old Campus helped kick off a Tercentennial party for all of New Haven.




Tom Wolfe on grad school; Ernest Borgnine on acting.

Light & Verity
+  Good news for GESO
+  a $70 million success story
+  a better boathouse
+  Forestry turns 100
+  parenting myths

Lear’s travels; journey to Africa; Messiah sing.

From the Archives

Inside the Blue Book
Geologists study old shells to learn the art of observation.

College Comment
Explaining the “screw” to Mom.

In Print
An old bar mitzvah; searching for dad; a harem fantasy.

News From Alumni House

A master mask-maker recalls a career crafting illusions.

Old Yale
Basketball may owe the five-man team to Yale.


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