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April 1997
Volume 60, Number 6

Feature stories:

A “Mad” But Compelling Vision

This month the Yale Center for British Art is marking two major milestones: the 90th birthday of the BAC’s original benefactor, Paul Mellon ’29, and its own 20th anniversary. The highlight of the festivities is a show from the center’s core collection, previously unexhibited works by William Blake, a visionary genius unique in the history of western art.


Failures to Communicate

The ongoing battle against such scourges as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and lupus turns to a large degree on how human cells interact with each other. Research now underway at the medical school may eventually permit scientists to regulate the body’s immune system so that it can “knock out” cellular threats before they emerge as full-blown diseases.




Light & Verity
+  a makeover for Linsly-Chit
+  “T.A.” controversy fueled by Graduate School report
+  masterful changes in the residential colleges
+  support for the study of genocide
+  unorthodox investments continue to pay high dividends for the university’s endowment
+  doing something about the weather
+  a new major in “ethnicity, race, and migration”
+  historian David McCullough ’55 tapped as Class Day speaker

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