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Summer 1999
Volume 62, Number 8

Feature stories:

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When Paul Mellon ’29 died last winter, he left a legacy to Yale like no other. His final gift—$90 million and more than 130 works of art—is the largest in the university’s history. But his generosity had already permeated virtually every area of the institution. In tribute, four people who knew Paul Mellon in different roles offer their recollections.


Afro-Am at 30

Born in the turbulence of the 1960s, both the African American studies program and cultural center have enjoyed considerable success. The increased diversity of their constituencies is causing some changes in their missions.


Who’s Teaching Whom?

At Yale, undergraduates have access to a world-class faculty. Or do they? The latest public-relations skirmish between the university and the graduate group GESO was centered on the issue of who puts in “face time” with undergraduates.


Baccalaureate Address

“The nation needs your involvement, and the wider world demands your attention,” President Levin told the graduating Class of 1999.





Light & Verity
+  Yale helps build New Haven businesses
+   refurbishing www.yale.edu
+   reunification hits the University
+   the gym gets bigger
+   posthumous honors for Suzanne Joviin
+   new venues for campus theater
+   vegetarian gluttony
+   changes at the top for the basketball teams
+   gelatinous fun in Pierson.


From the Archives

In Print

Inside the Blue Book


College Comment

Spring Scoreboard

AYA Assembly


News from Alumni House

Old Yale
Letters home from future Yale president A. Whitney Griswold painted a wry, carefree picture of life in the Class of 1929. But the class, which just had its 70th reunion, was soon to learn some hard lessons.


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