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Baker Beclad

Aug 28 2016

Out-of-towners seem interested in Baker Tower's new dress. Here is a picture of the two sides of the library that I have not displayed -- taken from just behind the Rauner Special Collections Library in Webster Hall:

Baker Renovation5.jpg

Addendum: An alum writes in:

What a great scrim for the tower. Just like it was there live. Takes me back to a beautiful sunny fall afternoon just 60 years ago. As a relatively new freshman wearing my appropriate green beanie, I was crossing Tuck Mall headed to my Russell Sage dorm when a '58, I think, crossed paths. He pointed to the Baker Tower highlighted by a late afternoon sun against a cloudless blue sky, and he said something like, "Don't ever forget that beautiful tower picture. Treasure it forever. It is special." And indeed it has always been thus. Being a five-year Tuck-Thayer, I crossed that mall hundreds of times, and the view of Baker Tower, especially in the late afternoon sun, never got old.

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When A Professor Dies

Aug 28 2016

Jan Deutsch.jpgWhen a beloved professor passes away, the part of your mind that he created feels a particular sadness. Maybe one day the folks in Brain Science will be able to map the cerebrum and determine which faculty member cut the many and varied pathways of your thinking. My favorite Yale Law Professor, Jan Deutsch (1936-2016), was relentless in getting us to focus on what was really going on in the cases that we read together. It seemed that all of the legal decisions in his endlessly evolving draft of a textbook were wrongly decided, at least based on the law, if not on the judge's personal sense of right and wrong. Welcome to Legal Realism, a flexible theory of interpretation that makes sense of cases that otherwise defy cold logic. Jan was an outlier: most YLS students thought that he was a tad unbalanced (he had been in a severe car accident several years before I arrived in New Haven), but for those of us who were fans ("Deutsch groupies"), his at-times incomprehensibility made us all think harder. We'd read the cases behind the cases behind the cases, and occasionally leave little notes lodged in book-bindings in the confidence that future students would follow the same path; we wanted them to know that other acolytes had been there, too. As a man, he exuded a warmth that drew us to his office, but that depth would never show itself there; he'd talk about the law and books, but never about himself, even as he seemed to ask you to know him better. We'd limp away, wounded, expectations dashed, but we would come back, ever hopeful. Today I like to think that he'd take some comfort in knowing that a part of his mind lives on in mine. Can a professor ask for more? Perhaps. But a student can't.

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All in Good Fun

Aug 27 2016

I don't know how much extra money the College spent to print an image of Baker Tower on the scaffold cover that is protecting the workers doing the renovation, but the sight of the Tower that is not the Tower can't help but bring a smile to a viewer's face. We ran a picture of the view from the Green the other day; here is the Tower as seen from Tuck Mall:

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René Magritte painted Ceci n'est pas une pomme -- but what if there really had been an apple behind his painting? Should we call the Tower reproduction Ceci n'est pas une tour, except that it is.

Addendum: A College video provides a rough-and-ready appreciation of the fine craftsmanship that went into the bell tower back in 1928:

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