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July/August 2006
Volume 69, Number 6

Feature stories:


The Bulldog and the Panther

In 1970, the rhetoric ran hot and fears of deadly violence ran high as the Black Panthers called for a national protest rally on May Day. This is the story of how Yale and New Haven kept the peace.




Last Will

This summer, Shakespeare’s will is on view at Yale. What does it tell us about the playwright? And what about that second-best bed? The Yale Alumni Magazine asked three scholars to do a close reading.




From Page to Stage

Three student playwrights. Three plays. Seventy-nine actors, directors, managers, dramaturgs, and designers. Fifty pounds of red cork. Cherries out of season. (Theater is more complicated than you think.)




Commencement 2006
Sandra Day O’Connor and Edward Albee were among those granted degrees this year on a sunny commencement day. Amid the festivities, we heard from a few of the other 3,511.


Baccalaureate Address

As a model for life after Yale, President Rick Levin told graduating seniors, one could do worse than Benjamin Franklin.



from the editor

Readers weigh in on Rahmatullah Hashemi, Geronimo, and Rev. Coffin.

light & verity
+  China’s president visits
+  the music dean returns
+  farewell to CCL as we know it
+  a professor’s prize is snatched away

Jaroslav Pelikan remembered.

where they are now
An alumna is changing the way New Haven eats.

scene on campus
At the graphic design thesis exhibition, the writing was on the wall.

old yale
Naphtali Daggett, ex-president and sniper.

Can schizophrenia be prevented?; hope for stopping a global killer; a new kind of monkey.

arts & culture
The man behind Love Monkey; reflections on the ivory-billed woodpecker; a summer trip that was nearly fatal.

sporting life
Extreme eating at the Doodle.

news from alumni house
A center for Catholic students.


school notes
A new section of news about your Yale school, from the university

last look


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