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April 1998
Volume 61, Number 6

Feature stories:

Biomedical Goes Major

April 1998

The new program in biomedical engineering brings together experts in disciplines as varied as cardiology and computer science. The bridge-building approach fulfills President Levin’s vision of “selective excellence” at Yale, and it might lead to a cure for a ubiquitous ailment: the bad back.


Risky Romance

Teachers and their students have a long history of getting together for amorous dalliances. But a new University policy adopted over the winter takes a dim view of such relationships. To avoid any possible conflict-of-classroom-interest, two words now apply: Just don’t.


Battling Babel

Spanish is soaring, French has fallen, and a number of other foreign languages have emerged on Yale’s linguistic landscape. The new Center for Language Study is charged with getting all of the university’s language instructors talking to each other.




From the Archives

Light & Verity
+  a grant helps researchers keep women’s health in mind
+  the university begins a study of its campus
+  a veteran historian prepares to tell Yale’s story in the 20th century
+  probing the mystery of the disappearing frogs
+  peace parley with the preservationists
+  Yale police contract the “blue flu”
+  proof that church is good for body and soul



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