Illustration by Christina Dallorso Kortz


Celebrating 150 years of Yale women

We profile 25 extraordinary alumnae—from all of the university’s schools—to represent a century and a half of achievement.


First days at Yale: 2020

We talk to new students about arriving in a pandemic, and more.


Compassion and cooperation for change

The Yale College Opening Assembly Address

Light & Verity

Back to campus, dodging COVID

Mandatory masks, twice-weekly testing, and debating philosophy in pajamas.


How imagination begins

Essays by two children's book writers, short reviews of Yalies' books, and more.
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The long agony of racism

Essays by three Yale professors.

Light & Verity

Nobel Prize for Louise Glück
A Yale professor is honored for her "candid and uncompromising" poetry.
Breaking barriers Long live the king View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

New med students get their white coats—carefully.
Squash team Centenarian View all Scene on Campus


Forgotten superpower
How the Ottoman Empire's power shaped Western history.
Soft serve A weapon against breast cancer View all Findings

Last Look

Lighting the way
A striking new building takes over Becton Plaza.
Paul Bunyan couldn't have cut it down No apple required View all Last Look


A librarian for digital times
Barbara Rockenbach is the new University Librarian.
An "exemplary Yalie" who filled many roles Daydream believer View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

Solar power
An eighteenth-century microscope relied on the rays of the sun.
Reviews: September/October 2020 An invitation to a banquet View all Arts & Culture

President's Letter

Honoring trailblazers
Building community through service Emergency remote teaching View all President's Letter

Sporting Life

Silent spring
The sports season was canceled, but some Yalies satisfied their competitive urges online.
Successful basketball seasons cut short A club makes the case for cricket View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

Yale University
Finding the best
"What are the barriers, beyond bias," when it comes to recruiting diverse faculty?
"New to the world" Yale sights View all From the Editor

New Haven

Saying goodbye to Margaret Holloway
A drama school alum who became known as the "Shakespeare Lady."
Banner years A place to live with HIV and AIDS View all New Haven

Old Yale

Yale's first global president
Theodore Dwight Woolsey connected Yale to the world.
The ad man who sold the war Remembrance of plagues past View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

Tech, scrappy cities, and viola
Telecommunications expert Susan Crawford '84, '89JD, has been quitting jobs steadily since 1986.
Tradition! A lawyer puts the circus back on its feet View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

Birds from the Peabody, on the wall of the Art Gallery.
Room with a view But will it fit on the page? View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

A renaming question very close to home
Elihu Yale’s role in the slave trade inspires an ironic campaign.
A semester unlike any other Networking site arrives in a tough economy View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

Brita Belli
A French honor for a Connecticut native
Seventy-five years after his war service, Sperie Perakos '38 wins the Legion of Honor.
The green fields of the mind List: 41 secret societies at Yale View all Web Extra