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October 1998
Volume 62, Number 1

Feature stories:

Family Matters


December 1999

When it comes to bringing in new faculty members, there’s more on the table than simply salary and benefits. In the era of the two-career couple, faculty recruiters have to pay as much attention to a spouse’s professional needs as they do to those of the scholars they’d like to attract.


They’re Ba–ack!

Once, fraternities ruled the College social scene. Could it happen again? A new proliferation of frats—and sororities—has raised the question, but most people agree that today’s Greeks are different from their forebears.


Keep on Talkin’

The discipline of linguistics was born at Yale, but during the restructuring controversy of the early 1990s, the department was one of those slated for elimination. The end, however, never came, and during the rebuilding process, linguistics has emerged with new faculty, new directions, and a number of new insights on the nature of language.




Light & Verity
+ musical opening to China
+ Science Park gets some needed aid
+ the “Yale Four” lawsuit is dismissed
+ a summer festival offers Little Richard, David Gergen, and more
+ scientists learn from Everest climbers
+ Yale Press gets a million for its China project
+ a new lease on life for the old harbor boathouse

News From Alumni House


In Print

From the Archives

College Comment

Inside the Blue Book



Freshman Address
Westward, Ho!

Old Yale
In the fall of 1879, artist Frederic Remington joined the Yale football team.


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