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November 1999
Volume 48, Number 2

Feature stories:

The Circuits of the Future

Computers have grown steadily smaller, faster, more powerful, and cheaper. Yale’s applied physicists and engineers are helping to continue this trend.


Worth the Wait

After a year-long, $35 million renovation, Berkeley College looks better than it has in decades.


No Doctor? No Problem

A new kind of caregiver—the nurse practitioner and the physician assistant—is being trained at the schools of Nursing and Medicine.




Light & Verity
+  helping international students find their way
+  cigarettes are harder to come by
+  a student’s aldermanic victory goes awry
+  cracking the mystery of cocaine addiction

Edward Norton, elastic actor; visits from three Cabinet members, past and present.

From the Archives

In Print
Dissecting the “teenage mystique,” an outsider tries to fit in, baseball’s labor history.

College Comment
Can Directed Studies make room for the rest of the world?

Inside the Blue Book
A biology course for students who don’t mind wet feet.

British pop art pioneer, a play on coffee, the 100th Harvard-Yale choral concert.

The slopes of Mount Everest are the proving ground for a pioneering effort in medicine.

News from Alumni House

Old Yale
The inauguration of President Hadley in 1899 brought town and gown together.


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