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October 1993
Volume 57, Number 1

Feature stories:

A Life in Writing
The death of author John Hersey ’36 last spring marked the end of an illustrious career in American letters. Athlete, war corespondent, novelist, and devoted Yale man, he was—as a series of tributes from friends, colleagues, and classmates suggests—a unique talent.


“I Must Say I’m Very Optimistic”
Only months into his new job, President Richard Levin ’74PhD is arguing for a “strategic” reassessment of Yale’s future. The plan, outlined in an interview with Yale Alumni Magazine editor Carter Wiseman ’68, involves consolidating strengths and targeting areas of potential growth.


Can Need-Blind Survive?

Increased demand and shrinking resources are putting pressure on Yale’s commitment to admitting students without regard for their bank accounts.


The Science of Togetherness

The first new building on Science Hill since the 1960s is intended to bring some far-flung researchers under one roof.




Light & Verity
+ Yale’s deficit is falling, while contributions continue to rise
+ campus renovations hit high gear
+ a letter bombing prompts security shifts
+ Corporation Senior Fellow Vernon Loucks resigns
+ helping New Haven kids
+ a Jurassic Peabody
+ thought pictures
+ music from Moscow

In Print

News from Alumni House


From the Archives


College Comment


The Freshman Address

Old Yale


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