Senior a cappella groups choose new juniors

Fourteen dreams came true Sunday evening as the Whiffenpoofs — the nation’s oldest collegiate a cappella group — let its newest members know they’re in. (Tap night is Wednesday.) The list below includes the junior men who were admitted, and the a cappella group they were in when they were summoned forth to Valhalla: Andy […]

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A tempestuous new direction for Control Group

Attics, off-campus houses and Old Campus yurts have been past haunts of Control Group, Yale’s only undergraduate experimental theater company. But come Saturday, they will break with their penchant for obscure venues, putting up a new production in one of the most public settings on campus. In a turn for the traditional, the group will […]

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Princeton gets its own version of Yale Lunch

A spinoff of YaleLunch, which is itself a spinoff of HarvardLunch, is headed to Princeton, according to the Daily Princetonian. “This is a wonderful opportunity to break up the routine and get out of your comfort zone and potentially develop really great friendships from that,” said Princeton freshman Austin Jackson. He said he contacted the […]

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At Drama School, young program finds its footing

In early April, the projection design program at the Yale School of Drama will admit two students to the class of 2015, the third class admitted since the concentration was established in fall 2010. With the three-year program filled for the first time, the 18-month-old concentration is still seeking to define itself. The youngest Master […]

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Drama applications continue 3-year high

With applications for fall 2012 admission to the Yale School of Drama received and counted, administrators said the school is continuing a three-year high in application levels. By the school’s final application deadline in early February, 1,369 applications had been received for places in the school’s nine Master of Fine Arts degree programs, according to […]

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Connecticut named worst place to retire

Though our pleasantly temperate January might have seemed perfect for retirees, the website “TopRetirements” is out with a list calling Connecticut the worst state in the nation for retirees. The list ranks states on the basis of their fiscal health, their property taxes, income taxes, cost of living and climate, each of which is worth […]

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Music School hires first career strategist

This past Saturday, the stage of Morse Recital Hall played host to a conversation instead of a symphony. Three experts in the field of music — a Yale School of Music alumnus, the executive producer of National Public Radio Music and the project architect of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra — spent two hours discussing the […]

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New leadership for Office of Undergraduate Production

On Jan. 24, Kathryn Krier DRA ’07 was named the new head of the Office of Undergraduate Production, a position that was left vacant for a full semester after the departure of Jim Brewczynski DRA ’86 over the summer. Krier, who was appointed by Associate Dean for the Arts Susan Cahan, said that in her […]

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Americana meets regicide in “Macbeth”

Yalies accustomed to seeing Shakespeare’s Macbeth kilted, Celtic and far-removed from their daily lives may have to reconsider their image of the iconic killer. A new production of “Macbeth” opens this Thursday at the Whitney Theater, intertwining vignettes from American history with the plot of the classic revenge play. Sam Lasman ’12, the production’s director, […]

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Sorority bids bring joy to Commons

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 […]

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For Connecticut, predicted surplus turns into deficit

Connecticut is currently looking at a budget deficit of $144.5 million, a far cry from the $100 million surplus it predicted two months ago, the Hartford Courant reported Thursday. The state’s ties to Wall Street are part of the problem — as a result of a downturn in holiday bonuses, wealthy bankers living in Fairfield […]

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Influential theater professor passes away

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2626″ ] A charismatic educator, Gister was among the most prominent leaders of conservatory acting training in the late 20th century. He helped coordinate previously […]

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