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March/April 2004
Volume 67, Number 4

Feature stories:


Crisis of Conscience

William Sloane Coffin Jr., pastor and protester, turned Yale into a center of resistance to the Vietnam War. Most remarkable of all was that the university let him do it.



The Belly of the Beast

Don’t blame Americans for being fat. Blame the American Dream. We’ve built our land of milk and honey, and now, says a controversial Yale psychologist, it’s doing us in.



An Engineer for the Avant-Garde

Natalie Jeremijenko makes robotic dogs, remote-controlled geese,genetically identical trees—and social commentary. It’s art, all right. But is it engineering?



from the editor

The Law School and the military; the magazine’s new look.

light & verity
+  a typeface called Yale
+  Catholic center looks for elbow room
+  visa troubles for international students
+  what’s YTV?

A CEO takes a turn as VP; Robert Arnstein remembered.

scene on campus
Russian invasion at the Yale Rep.

q&a: rick levin
The president on U.S. intelligence.

Environment school dean Gus Speth assesses the planet.

Sweat and skeeters; why faith matters.

arts & culture
Harold Bloom on The Waste Land; spoofing Scientology; new song for Woolsey’s organ; people-eaters.

where they are now
Ming Tsai ’86 on East-West cuisine.

sporting life
Women’s squash beats the best; men’s basketball struggles to find a groove.

news from alumni house

old yale
When Yale went to the fair.

last look


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