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Observer, Summer 2005

Opening New DoorsOpening New Doors

The completion of the striking ISET (Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology) complex depicted on our cover signifies the university's entry into a new era. In this issue, we are including a special section of articles that illustrate the collaboration between schools and interdisciplinary learning that the complex has been designed to promote.

Round Midnight

As a teenager growing up in New Haven, Conn., Wayne Escoffery '97 spent hours studying the music of jazz greats Thelonius Monk, Dexter Gordon, and John Coltrane.

This year, Escoffery, one of the jazz world's hottest young tenor saxophonists, is touring the United States and Europe with Monk's drummer, Ben Riley, in a group that plays Monk's quirky compositions.

Commencement 2005

Only the forecast refused to reflect the celebratory mood on campus for the university’s 48th annual Commencement ceremony on May 15. Dark clouds threatened a downpour but failed to deliver as approximately 1,300 members of the Class of 2005 gathered on campus to receive their degrees.

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