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November/December 2006
Volume 70, Number 2

Feature stories:

Nov/Dec 2006 cover  

The New Evangelists

For 200 years, Yale Divinity School had a profound influence on mainline Protestantism and its liberal social agenda. Now, after 40 years of decline, the mainline is regrouping—liberal as ever, but with an evangelical twist.




How to Get Out of Beirut in a Hurry

When the bombs started falling last July, Yale students had help finding their way home.



First Year at Yale

The Freshman Address

Yale’s president urged the Class of 2010 to prepare for global citizenship.

Brand-New Old Blues

In our unscientific survey, first-years reveal that Yale looks different depending on whether you’re from London, Cheyenne, or Atlanta.



from the editor


Light & Verity
+  kicking off a campaign for $3 billion
+  Yale lectures to go online for free
+  “Look, it’s Uma!”

In the forests of Borneo, a professor finds a MacArthur Fellowship.

where they are now
A senator turned Sooner.

scene on campus
Freshmen feast.

old yale
In 1805, a junior named James Fenimore Cooper got the boot.

Bring back Pluto!

q&a: rick levin
Commercializing research.

Bridging the performance gap; the first writing in Mesoamerica; big muscles, bad brains; hold the antibiotics.

arts & culture
Architects celebrate 40 years of learning by doing; a composer settles in to write; Whim ’n Rhythm at 25.

news from alumni house
A Yale club helps a grade school.

sporting life
The Bowl, restored.


school notes
News about your Yale school.

last look


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