Med school with less pain

The School of Medicine’s highly unusual teaching program allows Yale medical students to have—gasp!—some free time.

By Jenny Blair


Who was the first African American student at Yale?

Newly discovered documents have rewritten a part of the university’s history.


The radical virtuoso

Organist Paul Jacobs wants to change the way you spend your time.

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What do we mean by “first”?

The lives of two graduates raise questions about racial definitions.

By Mark Alden Branch


The life of Richard Henry Green

Yale College’s first African American graduate became a Civil War assistant surgeon and a New England country doctor.

By Judith Schiff

From the Editor

New Haven: the makeover continues

Retiring Yale faculty and staff are among those repopulating downtown.

By Kathrin Lassila

Letters to the Editor

Women, men, and academia

Readers talk back about female faculty, admissions, Robert Moses, and more.

Where They Are Now

Science for five million—and counting

Engineering for the preteen set.

By Lenore Skenazy

Scene on Campus

Stethoscopes and lederhosen?

Med students on stage—but it’s not the operating theater.

New Haven

New life for an old synagogue

The Orchard Street Shul is 101 years young.

By Mark Oppenheimer

Sporting Life

Winter sports highlights

An Olympian in hockey; a breakout basketball star.

By Alex Goldberger

Last Look

Not sold at IKEA

Horace Walpole’s curious cabinet.

Q&A: Peter Salovey

Who’s in charge of the faculty?

Yale’s president answers questions about the creation of a new position at Yale.

By Kathrin Lassila