Who wrote the Serenity Prayer?

The inspiring text—long attributed to an eminent theologian—may have deeper roots than we thought.

By Fred Shapiro


Old hat

The evolution of your mortarboard

By Angus Trumble


It takes a master to make a masterpiece

Reinhold Niebuhr's daughter responds

By Elisabeth Sifton


What they do on their summer vacations

As Yale seeks to go global, administrators are urging every single undergrad to spend time abroad.

By The Editors



How do undergraduates spend their summer? Almost a quarter go overseas every year, but most remain stateside. We asked four undergrads—two who went abroad, two who stayed—to write about one memorable experince of last summer.

By Miranda Popkey, Nicole Allan, Matthew Lee, Laura Zax


Commencement interviews

On a weekend that included words from Tony Blair and honors for Paul McCartney, another crop of Yalies lined up for their degrees.


Life on a small planet

The Baccalaureate Address

By Richard Levin


Parting words

Excerpts from commencement remarks around the campus

From the Editor

Naming the new colleges

By Kathrin Lassila

Letters to the Editor

Our readers respond


Greek revival

The tradition of the Long Cheer.

By Mark Alden Branch Ico comments 1 comment

Where They Are Now

A fired prosecutor speaks

By Nadya Labi

Scene on Campus

Robot race

A class project for engineering students.

Old Yale

Renaissance man

From Olympic athlete to inventor of the Erector set.

By Judith Schiff


Education: the deflationary view

Teaching without preaching.

By Stanley Fish

Sporting Life

The spring sports roundup

Women's crew takes national championship again.

By Albert Chen

School Notes

School notes

News from your Yale school.

In Memoriam

Recent alumni deaths

Last Look


Selling Webster's dictionary.