The highly unlikely opera company

A full-scale opera sung mostly by undergrads—and reviewed in the New York Times? This is not your average student production.

By Christopher Arnott


The class I’ll never forget

If you had to name just one, what’s the Yale course that will always stay with you? Here’s what Angela Bassett, Alan Dershowitz, David McCullough, and others had to say.


Enter Cupid. Maybe.

The Last Chance Dance: when graduating seniors get one more try at true love—or something like it.

By Aaron Gertler


Taking responsibility

Baccalaureate address

By Richard Levin



Recipients of honorary degrees and teaching prizes.


Commencement 2012

On the day Yale honored its graduates, we talked with a few—including one who got a standing ovation.

We also dropped in on the Last Chance Dance.

By Cathy Shufro

From the Editor

Alumni et al.

What makes an alumnus?

By Kathrin Lassila

Letters to the Editor

Our readers respond

Where They Are Now

Bestselling author (and former Fonz)

Henry Winkler, 28 years after Fonzie.

By Johanna Schlegel

Scene on Campus

Hard-working idyll

Yale's Summer School of Music.

New Haven

When I'm 64

Cutler's Record Shop closes its doors.

By Jennifer Kaylin

Old Yale

Yale, Calhoun, and the War of 1812

Yale and a favorite son rarely saw eye to eye.

By Judith Schiff

Sporting Life

Spring sports highlights

Men's lacrosse and women's tennis in postseason play.

By Alexander Goldberger

School Notes

School notes

A supplement to the Yale Alumni Magazine from the fourteen schools of Yale.

In Memoriam

Recent alumni deaths

Last Look

Staying dry in the Arctic

An animal-gut parka at the Peabody.