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November 1997
Volume 61, Number 2

Feature stories:

Tough Love on Campus

November 1997

As dean of student affairs, Betty Trachtenberg strikes fear into campus miscreants. But after ten years on the job, she has also developed a loyal following of students who trust her to be as compassionate as she is resolute.


The Greening of the BAC

The Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of its kind outside Great Britain, but for a few months this year the BAC has been transformed into a center for Irish culture as well. The heart of the undertaking is an unprecedented exhibition of paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries by Jack Yeats, the brother of poet William Butler Yeats.


How a Course Happens

Critics of multiculturalism have focused on a handful of provocative courses at Yale as proof that top institutions of higher learning are abandoning their academic standards. Few such critics are aware that every course on sexuality, race, or feminism that makes it into the Yale curriculum has gone through the same punishing review procedure that admitted Plato, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth.




Light & Verity
+ Yale’s budget ink finally turns black
+ do Macs have a future on campus?
+ new hues for the “Blue Book”
+ Orthodox students threaten to sue over college accommodations
+ how the media distort race and poverty
+ an administrative realignment
+ using stealth to thwart thieves

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