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November/December 2004
Volume 68, Number 2

Feature stories:

Nov/Dec 04 cover  

The Genius of the Unpredictable

Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractals, looks at the stock market, math education, and the wild improbability of his own life.



Yale in Light and Shadow

A photographer finds the essential and the elegant in Yale’s architecture.



Yale and the Next Superpower

What Rick Levin wants from China—and what China wants from Yale.



When Men Were Men and Football Was Brutal

In the late 1800s, football was a blood sport, and the Yale-Harvard game was an annual national scandal. Yale captain Frank Hinkey was the most dangerous player of all.



from the editor

Responding to hate.

light & verity
+  Yale’s provost goes to MIT
+  the Alumni Chorus goes south
+  Pierson College comes home

Two MacArthur winners.

scene on campus
The Eden on Prospect Hill.

q&a: rick levin
Legacy admissions.

Should we send humans or robots to Mars? And should they return?

Rap in Boswell’s day; the interrelatedness of everybody.

arts & culture
Michael Jackson deconstructed; Leo Villareal ’90 lights up New Haven.

news from alumni house
The online career network.

old yale
Yale’s Chinese pioneer.

sporting life
An Olympian grapples with torts; a brother act in squash comes to an end.

where they are now
When design meets democracy.

last look


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