Top floor restaurant of Kline Biology Tower

Harkness Tower with the word "Sample" printed over itPleasant place for lunch with a spectacular view of downtown New Haven and the entire campus.  Remember meals here with Professor Dick Goldsby and graduate student Perry Karfunkel, who were key mentors and friends in my early career as a scientist.  Always grateful for the truly powerful positive influence of Yale’s scientific community on my education and personal growth.  I gather this space hasn’t been a restaurant for a long time, but it was a lovely place in the 1960s.  Felt very special and privileged. 🙂

Neil Blumberg

Late night atop the Kline Biology Tower

Harkness Tower with the word "Sample" printed over itWhenever doubts, worries, and anxieties crept up on me, I would abandon whatever reading room I was in and take a late-night stroll up science hill, usually ending at the top floor of Kline Biology Tower, an unparalleled place from which to look at Yale’s beautiful campus arrayed before me. Usually unlocked, the building still conveyed the vague sense that I wasn’t supposed to be there, so the feeling of breaking some rule was an additional benefit. When I returned to continue reading or just to sleep after these wee hour jaunts, I always felt that the cloud had lifted off my head.

– Greg Abbott