MERCER-GOLDEN: A class gift without the guilt
Yale needs to rethink its senior class gift, by re-evaluating how competition-focused it’s become and allowing students to tailor the experience of giving to their own priorities.
Active transportation beneficial
Research has shown time and time again that physical activity keeps us healthy, but a recent Yale study has put a new twist on this seemingly common-sense knowledge.
Overeating linked to sugar consumption
Ingesting fructose can lead to brain activity that promotes overeating, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
High BMI linked to cancer mortality
A recent study from the Yale School of Public Health shows increased endometrial cancer mortality rates in women with body mass index levels above the healthy range of 18.5 to 24.9.
Overweight youth bullied by peers, parents
Rebecca Puhl, director of research at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, spoke with the News on Sunday afternoon about her findings on bullying and body image.
Weight bias extends to courtroom
In a study conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, participants given hypothetical court cases were more likely to deem overweight female defendants guilty of a crime over their lean counterparts.
Malloy kickstarts legislative session
In the wake of the mass shooting that left 28 people dead in Newtown, Conn., state legislators and Gov. Dannel Malloy issued calls for unity on the opening day of the 2013 legislative session.
Dean’s Office debuts student bartending classes
The Yale College Dean’s Office will host three free bartender-training sessions beginning Jan. 28 in an effort to raise awareness about alcohol and decrease high-risk drinking.
SOM launches Immersion Week
More than 80 second-year MBA students from the School of Management will take intensive weeklong courses abroad this March as part of Immersion Week.