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February 2002
Volume 65, Number 4

Feature stories:

February 2002 cover  

Leading the Libraries

Last summer saw a changing of the guard at the libraries. Alice Prochaska, the new university librarian, and Barbara Shailor, director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, are overseeing a revolution in the way information is collected and dispensed. But don’t count out the book just yet.



The Slavery Legacy

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is trying to demonstrate how central slavery was to America’s beginnings. A controversial recent report on Yale’s ties to slavery helps prove the point.



Learning from September 11

A professor who makes a habit of listening to undergraduates talks about how the events of September 11 have changed them.



An Autumn of Discontent

From field hockey to football, strong starts and disappointing endings were the stuff of the fall sports season.




The Times’s literary gatekeeper; James Jeffords; the Shah’s heir.

Light & Verity
+  a major theft at the Beinecke
+  a divine dispute
+ admissions looks to the Web

From the Archives

Tiger’s Eye; painted and powerful ladies; hellish vacation.

A program to understand gambling and gamblers.

In Print
Evolution explored; an asylum for the well-off; dream poems.

News from Alumni House

Inside the Blue Book
The year’s most popular course? It’s about popularity.

Old Yale
Ross Granville Harrison, Yale’s near-Nobelist.


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