Commencement '19: a customary celebration

Yale’s 318th commencement looked pretty familiar, except for an unprecedented number of women getting honorary degrees.


Commencement '19: grads reflect

We talked to seven new Yalies about their days on campus and what comes next.

By Cathy Shufro


Don't listen to the naysayers

"You're a woman," a professor told Joan Steitz. "You'll get married and have kids. What good will a PhD have done you?"

By Richard Panek


Left on the drawing board

The university has scrapped many major building proposals in the past 130 years. What would the campus look like if it hadn’t?

By Mark Alden Branch ’86


Commencement '19: What are you for?

The Baccalaureate Address

By Peter Salovey ’86PhD

From the Editor


A new home for the magazine—and goodbye to a longtime employee.

By Kathrin Day Lassila ’81

Letters to the Editor

Letters: July/August 2019

Where They Are Now


A Law School alum takes on family separations at the border.

By Dylan Walsh ’11MEM

Scene on Campus

Behind the screen

Ancient tales, told with shadow puppets and gamelan music.

President's Letter

Global Yale

Peter Salovey discusses the proposed Jackson School and other international initiatives.

Old Yale

A "Select Course" that helped reshape Yale

The three-year bachelor of philosophy degree foretold a changing curriculum.

By Judith Ann Schiff

Sporting Life

Spring sports: victories on the water

National championships in crew and sailing, and a trip to the finals for men's lacrosse.

By Evan Frondorf ’14

Last Look

Taking it on The Chin

Rock climbers stage the ultimate graduation photo.