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Chillin’ in the faculty lounge

We spent the morning in the Hall of Graduate Studies faculty lounge a while back to conduct the panel discussion on sexual misconduct in our current issue. The room is full of portraits of deans, professors, and illustrious alumni, but we couldn’t take our eyes on this louchely limned gentleman. Anyone know who it is? He was a well-known Graduate School alumnus but not a faculty member at Yale. We’ll let you guess for now and tell you this afternoon.

UPDATE: It’s Thorstein Veblen, who earned his PhD from Yale in 1884 and went on to write The Theory of the Leisure Class and to coin the term "conspicuous consumption."

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