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Xander Mitchell, BA’19, is quoted in the New York Times’s article “Wearing Their Hearts on Their Graduation Caps.” Members of the class of 2019 share the inspiration behind their decorated mortarboards” by Lela Moore. We congratulate Xander on graduating, and for his inventive spin on traditional graduation regalia. His words capture the very best of Yale.
Congratulations to Carol Armstrong whose book Cézanne’s Gravity, published in 2018 by Yale University Press, has won the 2019 Robert Motherwell Book Award for an Outstanding Book on Modernism in the Arts, presented by the Daedalus Foundation. The prestigious award is judged by a panel of leading historians and critics.
Congratulations to the 13 doctoral students who graduated in 2019, and a special congratulation to our Blanchard prize winners Maggie Breidenthal and Kirsty Dootson and the John Addison Porter prize holder of 2019, Alex Morrison!