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April 2002
Volume 65, Number 6

Feature stories:

April 2002 cover  

Reviewing the College

From time to time during its 300-year history, Yale has conducted top-to-bottom evaluations of its academic affairs. A systematic review by the Committee on Yale College Education has begun with the aim of finding new opportunities for undergraduates within the university.



Lion in Winter

Donald Kagan, the Hillhouse Professor of Classics and History, is a member of an endangered species at Yale: the campus conservative. This outspoken defender of studying Western civilization and maintaining a strong U.S. military continues to play the roles of acclaimed teacher and persistent provocateur.



Rebuilding Engineering

Engineering celebrates its 150th anniversary at the university with a new dean, new programs and faculty, research discoveries, and an initiative to attract more students. Perhaps the most important reason to cheer is that after years of instability, engineering at Yale appears to have a secure future.




Light & Verity
+  Law School on the newsstand
+  basketball bounces back
+  college comfort food
+  sailing goes varsity
+  ROTC redux?

“Celestina’s House”; Asian art; Euripides at the Rep.

From the Archives

Art collectors memorialized; new BAC chief; Rushdie.

Inside the Blue Book
Demystifying Islam.

In Print
Travels with cranes; landscape history; Jack the Ripper.

Why smart people sometimes do such stupid things.

News from Alumni House

College Comment
End athletes’ special status?

Old Yale
The father of the crew cut.


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