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February 1999
Volume 62, Number 4

Feature stories:

Barnes and Noble, and Mom and Pop

The managers of Yale’s commercial real estate holdings hope to create a neighborhood where national chain stores and distinctive local institutions can coexist to the benefit of both.


How Sterling Professors Get That Way

When John William Sterling died in 1918, he left, among other bequests, $5 million for Yale to use to honor its best faculty members. Over the years, there have been many paths to a Sterling professorship.



From football to field hockey, Yale’s fall sports teams showed a new strength in a season capped by a gridiron victory over Harvard.


A More Global Yale?

At the most recent AYA Assembly, delegates contemplated bringing Yale to the world and the world to Yale. While there were clashes over the issue of increasing international representation, no one disputed that the university’s future lies beyond national borders.




Light & Verity
+  a slain student is mourned
+  Oxford honors President Levin
+  University police officers sign a contract
+  alumni ask for relief from a debt that won’t go away
+  five Yale Rhodes and Marshall winners
+  art with a byte
+  ancient metal
+  double kudos for New Haven
+  the BAC returns with a new roof
+  more charges pending against former Saybrook master



In Print

Inside the Blue Book


From the Archives

News from Alumni House

College Comment

Old Yale
Eero Saarinen broke out of the box of architectural orthodoxy to give the university three of its most distinguished modern buildings.


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