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October 1996
Volume 60, Number 1

Feature stories

The Arts and the City

A trio of exhibitions at Yale galleries this fall highlights the power of the university’s arts institutions. It also coincides with a heightened sense on the part of both Yale and New haven of how the arts may be turned to the city’s advantage.


Putting Teaching to the Test

Yale has long enjoyed a reputation as a major research university with a special concern for undergraduate teaching. But as prices and competition from other institutions rise, so does the pressure on the pedagogical product.


Of Sharks and Survival

When the USS Indianapolis was sunk at the end of Word War II, one of the sailors to go over the side was a Yale undergraduate who spent nearly five days fighting sharks and the elements. The letter he wrote home from the hospital provides a rare glimpse of a major naval disaster.




Light & Verity
+  a university committee ponders moving the Divinity School
+  a bumper “yield” for the College Class of 2000
+  online economics
+  the crews sweep new London
+  tracking a cancer gene
+  boosting Asian studies
+  hotel developments
+  linguistic salvage
+  a number-one ranking from U.S. News.


College Comment


In Print

News from Alumni House


Freshman Address

From the Archives

Old Yale


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