From the President

Welcome to Yale.

Yale will be for you and to you what you make of it.

Despite the gloom of the times this is not a gloomy place. It is a place where life can have purpose without being a society of driven men and women. It is also a place where there is no escape from argument, for the next person you meet will not be likely to agree with the last person talked to. This is a community which rewards participation but does not expect conformity.

This is primarily a place for learning, but not all learning is in books or laboratories or classrooms.

You probably have not been as free before. You may not be as free again. Enjoy the privilege of doubt.

Make the most of it.

Kingman Brewster, Jr.