August 10, 2017

DISARMAMENT AT YALE: “If you were especially observant during your years on campus, you may have noticed a stone carving by the York Street entrance to Sterling Memorial Library that depict a hostile encounter: a Puritan pointing a musket at a Native American (top). . . . Says head librarian Susan Gibbons, she and the university’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces decided the carving’s ‘presence at a major entrance to Sterling was not appropriate.’ The Puritan’s musket was covered over with a layer of stone (bottom) that Gibbons says can be removed in the future without damaging the original carving.”