Putting a typeface to the name

In the late 90s, Yale’s visual identity had a case of multiple personality disorder. Yale’s branding—seen on everything from its admissions brochures to its signs to its official stationery—was extremely disjointed. There was, and still is, only one person in charge of crafting and maintaining Yale’s brand: the University Printer. At the time, this person […]


LEWIS: Class and the class gift

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The Body Politic

I spent October break in a darkened basement of the medical school, peering through a microscope at butterfly scales. Each scale is a few microns thick, fifty across, and twice as many long: big enough to spot with the naked eye, once you know to look. And each one is formed by a single cell. […]


Einstein’s hidden legacy revealed in new book

Few people think Einstein is under-appreciated  But applied physics professor A. Douglas Stone argues that Einstein contributed much more to the field of quantum physics than previously believed. In his new book, titled “Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian,” Stone sources many of Einstein’s early writings to uncover a picture of Einstein […]


‘Domino of life’ discovered

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have discovered what they believe are the mechanisms that help jumpstart life. Through studying the early development of zebrafish, professor of genetics Antonio J. Giraldez and his team uncovered three proteins that transition a fertilized egg from reading the genetic code of the mother to reading its own. […]


McChrystal appears on ‘The Daily Show’

General Stanley McChrystal stepped into Jon Stewart’s line of fire tonight on “The Daily Show,” making the televised appearance to promote his new memoir, “My Share of the Task: A Memoir.” From the onset, McChrystal — who is also a senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and will teach the popular “Leadership” […]


LEWIS: Into the abyss

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