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November 1995
Volume 59, Number 2

Feature stories:

A Home of One’s Own

The Slifka Center for Jewish Life, the newest building at the University, is a landmark of both architectural and cultural dimensions. Conceived at a time when many Jews arriving at Yale felt that they had to “check their Jewishness at the door,” the center was dedicated this fall to the mission of providing for social outreach as well as religious celebration.


Rethinking Philosophy

After more than a decade of turmoil and acrimony, Yale’s once-noble philosophy department is striving to rebuild, and finding it an uphill effort; a recent national survey rated the department 59th, in a tie with Michigan State.


The Master’s Touch

The residential colleges have long been a centerpiece of a Yale undergraduate’s education. But the people who oversee these microcosmic institutions are responsible for much more than academics. From roommate troubles to career advice and threats of suicide, today’s masters have to be ready for just about anything.





In Print

Light & Verity
+  for the first time since 1980, an official reexamination of tenure
+  Directed Studies and the Humanities major set for expansion
+  a HUD grant to help Yale’s neighborhood;
+  progress against killer bacteria
+  Pol Pot’s criminal legacy
+  how Yale rates (from curves to Classics)

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