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Summer 1998
Volume 61, Number 8

Feature stories:

The Spock Legacy

Sum 98

Benjamin Spock ’25—preeminent pediatrician and protester—changed the practices of parenthood. The author of Baby and Child Care is remembered by those he influenced.


The City’s Turn

Yale now sees that its future and New Haven’s are inextricably linked. Can new vice president Bruce Alexander ’65 help move the city’s recovery into high gear?


A New Dean for the Graduate School

As the Graduate School’s 17th dean, neurobiologist Susan Hockfield brings a “passion for research and teaching” to the post.


Honor Thy Neighbor

The AYA’s 52nd Assembly introduced delegates to the unexpected ways in which the university is interconnected.


Commencement ’98

Tom Brokaw, Lena Horne, and David McCullough ’55 were among the luminaries who helped 2,989 scholars celebrate a soggy, shortened Commencement.




Light & Verity
+  a vote to keep tobacco stocks
+  the First Lady honors a children’s advocate
+  rearranging women’s studies
+  new information on life’s origins


From the Archives


In Print


Spring Scoreboard

In Afteryears…

Inside the Blue Book

News from Alumni House

College Comment

Old Yale


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