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July/August 2007
Volume 70, Number 6

Feature stories:

July/Aug 2007  

Tracking the Reaper

Before an Atlanta lawyer flew over the ocean with XDR TB, before XDR TB even had a name, a handful of doctors encountered a terrifying disease they'd never seen before.



Paper Trail

After E. Forbes Smiley III was caught stealing maps from Yale, Sterling Library inventoried its Map Collection and found that a hundred rare maps were missing. What makes Sterling’s maps so attractive? We bring you some close-ups.



Hazing For Politicos

If you want to go places in the Yale Political Union, first you have to get through Inquisition Night. Bring a sense of humor. And a thick skin.



Commencement 2007
President Levin talked about China, Emanuel Ax and Julie Harris were made honorary Elis, and the university minted 3,745 new alumni.



from the editor

SOM’s new curriculum, labor
relations, and God, y'all.

light & verity
+  Yale buys a ready-made 136-acre campus in West Haven
+  100 students and faculty tour China
+  con man caught operating out of a Law School office

Alumni elect a new trustee.

where they are now
Entomologist May Berenbaum '75 on the current buzz about honeybees.

scene on campus
Cross Campus Library’s new sod fa├žade.

old yale
A house for chaplains.

George, the lonely tortoise;
duck organs; birth and breath; the chemistry of memory.

Should government tell you what to eat?

arts & culture
Bar patrons as art; a play that’ll fit in your living room; beach blanket books; the truth about Murphy’s Law.

news from alumni house
Bulldogs on the Cuyahoga.

sporting life
A national championship for women’s crew; the men’s heavyweights stun Harvard.

school notes
News about your Yale school.


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