Month: May 2013

  • President Rick Levin’s final baccalaureate address

    Looking back on his 20 years as Yale president, Levin starts with “What a long, strange trip it’s been…” and finishes with this: Protect the future from the parochialism, partisanship, and paralysis of the present. Read the full text via Huffington Post

  • Classics professor Donald Kagan retires

    . Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of classics and history, is retiring after 44 years of teaching at Yale. YDN story on his last lecture quotes his parting words on liberal arts education: “Liberation can only come from [returning] to the belief that we may have something to learn from the past” His course “Introduction to…

  • Class Notes March 2013

    (for the May-June 2013 issue of Yale Alumni Magazine) Wes Bray, Co-secretary 151 River Road, Essex, CT 06426 Phone (860) 767-1667; E-mail: wes@wesbray.com Sharyar Aziz, Co-secretary Greetings from the Connecticut River! Where have all the tree tops gone? Sandy picked them every one. And what Sandy didn’t get, the megasnows this winter got the rest.…