Sisterhood is forever, as the above photo demonstrates.

Sorority bids bring joy to Commons

January 31, 2012
Starting Monday, a whole bunch of Yale women just gained a whole lot of sisterhood. After an intense weekend rush period, Yale’s three sororities issued bids to their newest members Monday afternoon in the Woolsey Rotunda. Caroline McCullough ’14, a member of Yale’s Panhellenic Council, told Cross Campus that around 195 girls signed up to »

Influential theater professor passes away

January 26, 2012
Earle Gister, an influential Yale theater professor who pioneered a new method for training actors, passed away in his sleep Sunday at his New Haven home. He was 77. A charismatic educator, Gister was among the most prominent leaders of conservatory acting training in the late 20th century. He helped coordinate previously disparate drama programs »
Avery Brooks in the Yale Rep's 2004 production of King Lear.

Exhibit traces the Bard at Yale Rep

January 24, 2012
Yale founded its Repertory Theatre in 1966, exactly 350 years after William Shakespeare’s death. As a new exhibit shows, the relatively young Rep has embraced and reimagined the Bard’s works since its inception. “Shakespeare at Yale Rep,” a collection of 28 photographs and posters from the theater’s past productions of Shakespeare’s works, opened at the »

King inspires activism through art

January 20, 2012
After coming across the stories of children affected by war in Somalia and the Congo online, Alisa May FES ’12 said she hoped to bring a conversation about the conflict in Africa to Yale — art became her medium for doing so. On Tuesday, May’s ink and chalk painting, titled “On the Shoulders of Giants,” »
The founders of 1701 records, pictured above, are looking to promote and spread top Yale musicians. Read about it in tomorrow's Culture spread.

‘1701’ aims to up bands’ campus visibility

January 18, 2012
For some Yalies, a cappella jams, the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween show and folk trio Plume Giant may seem to comprise the undergraduate music scene on campus. Nascent campus record label 17O1 Records is striving to highlight less well-known talent. After releasing its first compilation of songs by independent Yale musicians last April, the label »
English professor Brian Walsh teaches the “Shakespeare on Film” seminar this semester

Walsh examines the Bard in Hollywood

January 11, 2012
Thursday’s screening of Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of “Henry V” at the Whitney Humanities Center kicks off a series of film showings organized as part of the Shakespeare at Yale festival this semester. English professor Brian Walsh, who currently teaches the “Shakespeare on Film” seminar, spoke with the News about the history and unique challenges »

After two years, festival becomes reality

January 11, 2012
This semester, Yale will exercise its vast collection of Shakespearean resources with events ranging from “Baking With the Bard” at the Yale Sustainable Food Project to student productions of “Macbeth” and “Othello.” But behind all the excitement of the Shakespeare at Yale initiative is a year’s worth of work and cooperation. After English professor David »

Christopher Shropshire – True Colors

December 7, 2011
21-year-old Christopher Shropshire decided earlier this year to quit taking classes at his local community college — after just one semester — in order to work; he supports his unemployed parents with whom he continues to live. But, six years ago, when his parents discovered he was gay, Shropshire said all he wanted to do »

Career offices step up arts advising

December 2, 2011
With the continued economic slump creating uncertainty for students seeking careers in every field, Yale is redoubling its efforts to assist those looking for jobs in the arts. Undergraduate Career Services held a career panel with six arts alumni Thursday, the second such event this calendar year. UCS is expanding the number of online resources »

Despite challenges, original theater appeals

November 30, 2011
Despite the intense time commitment required to write and produce original theater, a growing group of Yale undergraduates seems eager to take on the challenge. This Friday, the new musical “Independents” will go up at the Off Broadway Theater, capping off almost six months of effort by playwright Marina Keegan ’12, lyricist Mark Sonnenblick ’12 »

“Demon barber” attacks Yale

November 16, 2011
This weekend, the Dramat will do its part to jump-start Yalies’ bloodlust before the Harvard-Yale game. “Sweeney Todd,” the Yale Dramatic Association’s fall mainstage production, tells the tale of a vicious barber seeking vengeance in an unjust world by turning his clients into meat pies. Director Tom Ridgely said this production, which opens tonight at »

Spring lineup stuffed for theater community

November 11, 2011
After a relatively slow fall theater season, some undergraduates are worried that the jam-packed spring will result in heavy scheduling pressure on the theater community. According to the Yale Drama Coalition website, 23 shows will have gone up by the end of this semester, including productions by the Yale Dramatic Association, senior projects put up »