Photographer's Note


Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut is one of the finest academic institutions in the United States, and indeed the world, with no less than 18 Nobel Laureates, 5 US Presidents, and countless other world leaders all affiliated with it during its history. Founded in 1701, it is also the third oldest university in the nation — with only Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, founded in 1636, and William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, founded in 1693, beating it in seniority. Yale’s graduate, law, business, and medical schools are all home to prominent scholars. It is, however, the undergraduate school, Yale College, that appears to be the pride of the institution.

This past week I visited Yale in order to give a lecture. The photograph shows the gates of Trumbull College, one of the twelve colleges of Yale. I would like to dedicate this image to my hosts at Yale — Professor Janet Hendrich, Master of Trumbull College, and some of the Turkish students I met: Sinan, Esen, Ahmet, Hande, Yasemin, Dilaver and Firat — none of them members of Trekearth — but all exceptionally bright, all extraordinarily enthusiastic.

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