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September/October 2007
Volume 71, Number 1

Feature stories:

Yale on Stamps

Think you’ve made it because you got that acceptance letter from Yale all those years ago? For the truly ambitious Yale alum, the piece of paper that really counts is small and cheap and has glue on the back.


The Children of el Mercado Oriental

Eleven Yale nurses. One week. Eighty-six Nicaraguan children who are too poor even for public school. Can Americans make a difference abroad?


It’s 2007. Do You Know Where Your Social Security Number Is?

Two laptops stolen from the Yale College dean’s office this summer contained 9,000 names and SSNs of staff, students, and alumni. The risk of identity theft is small, and Yale is beefing up data security. But this kind of problem is all too frequent at universities. What’s an alum to do?


Indiana Jones and the Tower of Ivory

Yale and New Haven were starstruck when Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg came to campus this summer to film scenes for the next Indiana Jones movie. We picked up a few details about the latest adventure of academia’s least published but most popular archeologist.



from the editor

Murphy’s Law, the faith-evolution debate, and foreign students.

light & verity
A thaw in Machu Picchu; grad students get time off for parenthood; a cache of firearms in a frat house.

Yale College’s new social worker-in-chief.

where they are now
Mayor Cory Booker ’97JD wants to heal Newark.

scene on campus
Not your average crew.

A liberal decries political correctness.

q&a: rick levin
The new West Campus.

Limbless frogs, angry women, tick spit, and weighty matters.

arts & culture
Growing corn on camera; owner’s manuals for the human body.

sporting life
Triumph and tragedy for Yale’s Habitat for Humanity bicyclists.

news from alumni house
The joys of reunion.

school notes
News about your Yale school.


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