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March/April 2007
Volume 70, Number 4

Feature stories:

Mar/Apr 07 cover  

The Birth of Birth

We call it a miracle. But evolution created it: 180 million years ago, mammals developed the ability to bear live young. Now two Yale scientists are trying to retrace those decisive genetic steps.



“…But I Play One On TV”

Yale students and graduates continue to be well represented in the ranks of fiction. Take our quiz and find out how much you really know about your imaginary fellow alums.


  Martin Bresnick

Maestro From the Bronx

What influences have shaped the music of Martin Bresnick? For starters, try Melville, Blake, Rimsky-Korsakov, socialism, and Elvis.



Extreme Journalism

How two newspaper editors (both Yale alumni) dealt with crisis—at Ground Zero and in New Orleans.



from the editor

Readers react to Milgram, plagiarism, and the female brain.

light & verity
+  Yale retires Elihu’s portrait
+  a new kind of university chaplain
+  the med school considers Florida real estate

The physics department’s first woman chair; a pioneering judge, remembered.

where they are now
For Chanel head Maureen Chiquet '85, being fabulous is in the job description.

scene on campus
The last spectacle at the New Haven Coliseum: its implosion.

old yale
What Paul Mellon ’29 gave Yale.

The best strategy for dealing with terrorism? Containment.

q&a: rick levin
Does Yale need more undergrads?

The first primate; tiny wires; diet and estrogen; butterfly chemistry.

arts & culture
The color of squares; a contrarian grammarian; all about Alice.

sporting life
A shot (put) for the record books.

news from alumni house
The lure of public service.


school notes
News about your Yale school.

last look


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