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Summer 1993
Volume 56, Number 8

Feature stories:

The New Man Takes Command

As Yale’s 22nd President, Richard Levin ’74PhD inherits an institution that has been steadied by a year under Acting President Howard Lamar. But problems with finances, dilapidated buildings, and an ailing host city have not gone away.


The Strange Social Life of Swallows

A team of Yale researchers has spent years studying colonies of cliff swallows. The scientists’ findings do much to explain the evolutionary advantage of social life for animals. But they also reveal some shocking behavior.


Class Day and Commencement

Overseen by both an outgoing an an incoming President, the 292nd observance of the annual Class Day and Commencement exercises brought together old and new.


“An Honorable Theatre of Action:” Using A Yale Education in the 21st Century

In his Baccalaureate Address, Yale’s 21st President called for “lives enriched by a commitment to service.”





Light & Verity
+  the Yale Press takes on China
+  undergraduate athletes set records on the diamond
+  autos exiting High and Wall
+  Holocaust survivors mark the Warsaw Ghetto uprising
+  a $1.5 million grant to study religion in America
+  Dwight Hall drops a Boy Scout troop
+  fixing up Wright Hall

In Print

College Comment



Spring Scores

Out of the Blue

AYA Assembly

News from Alumni House

Old Yale


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