Richard Conniff

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    The patriarch

    Vincent Scully is controversial, combative, the consummate insider but a fighter by nature. He is one of the most influential voices in architecture today -- and maybe the greatest lecturer Yale has ever seen.

    February 29 2008
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    The missionary and the gorilla

    A nineteenth-century tale of disease, perseverance, scientific infighting, and a landmark of natural history.

    August 31 2008
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    How science came to Yale

    Benjamin Silliman, a young lawyer, traveled to Philadelphia in 1802 with a few mineral specimens in a candle box. It was Yale’s first step on the path to becoming a university.

    March 1 2015
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    Iconic. Almost by accident.

    Nearly 50 years ago, a Yale graduate created an image that became part of America’s visual vocabulary.

    November 1 2014 | Ico comments 1 comment