Gitlin: How Yale came to be

October 15, 2010 • 11
“How did Yale come to be?” Consider the following: 1) Elihu Yale (1649-1721), our first important donor and namesake, was a man with a global perspective. The epitaph on his tomb — which I visited this summer in Wales — reads (in part) as follows: “Born in America, in Europe bred, In Africa travell’d, and »

Why Yale Football Matters

November 17, 2007 • 4
1. You get to cheer for Yale. At least one day a year—more often if you know how nice it is to enjoy a beautiful fall day at the Bowl—you can be utterly partisan. You have a team (a really good team) to support, songs to sing, colors to dress in, a real live lovable »