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More than 300 people gathered on campus on April 10 and 11 for the first-ever Yale Veterans Summit. The event brought together alumni and students who have served in the armed forces—along with other interested parties—to talk about the divide between civilian and military culture in contemporary American society.


Alexander Garndner/Library of Congress

Alexander Garndner/Library of Congress

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Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War are the primary subjects of a collection of 73,000 photographs and other documents that Yale has purchased from a private collector. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Yale University Art Gallery will share items from the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, one of the largest private collections of nineteenth-century American photography.


A Woodbridge Hall sit-in by members of the group Fossil Free Yale on April 9 ended in trespassing citations for 19 students. About 50 students took part in the demonstration, calling on the university to reconsider its decision not to sell its holdings in oil and coal companies.


Sterling Memorial Library will soon be the new home of the Center for Teaching and Learning, which offers technology, tutoring, and other resources to students and faculty in such areas as writing, language study, and teaching methods. The center will occupy ground-floor space in the library that is currently used as office space.


Yale College seniors landed Vice President Joe Biden as Class Day speaker on May 17. But he’ll be only the second-most-prominent graduation speaker in southern Connecticut this season: President Barack Obama will address Coast Guard Academy graduates in New London on May 20.

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