A new reference collection will be housed in Sterling Library’s Linonia and Brothers reading room.

Library to compile Medieval materials

September 19, 2012
A recent shelving mistake in Sterling Memorial Library led administrators to accelerate plans to create a reference collection that the Medieval Studies program has been seeking for more than 10 years. After professors expressed concern that 25 frequently used reference materials were mistakenly transferred from Sterling’s Starr Reference Room to the Library Shelving Facility (LSF) »

Visiting International Student Program weighs expansion

September 12, 2012
The Yale Visiting International Student Program, which began last year and currently accepts students from Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong, is looking to partner with institutions in Japan and Brazil as well. Yale is negotiating Y-VISP partnerships with Waseda University in Tokyo and several institutions in Brazil, said Kathryn Bell, assistant director of the Center »
This room, in the basement of the Yale College Dean’s Office, is one of the many places on campus still recovering from severe rain in August. Dozens of other buildings, including Bass Library and the Hall of Graduate Studies, are also still undergoing repairs.

University still recovering from floods

September 10, 2012
Nearly 50 buildings on campus are still recovering from damage sustained during the torrential downpours that struck New Haven in mid-August. The rain, which fell at a rate of six inches per hour and left Cross Campus under a few inches of water, affected several residential college basements, Bass Library, the Hall of Graduate Studies »
Students participating in Tap Night revelries Thursday donned strange costumes as they performed initiation activities for senior socities.

Tap Night generates traditional antics

April 13, 2012
Juniors in masks and makeshift diapers accosted passersby Thursday night as they fulfilled initiation requirements for Yale’s senior societies. Tap Night, one of the University’s oldest traditions, marks the induction of juniors into senior societies. It follows a week of pre-tap activities and typically involves costumed performances, superhero references and public displays of enthusiasm. This »

Environmentalist praises single-stream

April 11, 2012
CJ May FES ’89, the Yale Office of Sustainability’s recycling coordinator, praised the University’s transition to single-stream recycling at a Pierson Master’s Tea Tuesday evening. May, who has been involved with Yale’s sustainability efforts since 1989, explained the process of single-stream recycling and its advantages over disparate systems in front of a crowd of around »
At a Monday talk, Bryan Stevenson used personal stories to advocate that the American criminal justice system reevaluate how it tries juveniles.

Speaker condemns juvenile life sentences

April 10, 2012
Lawyer, professor and human rights activist Bryan Stevenson brought some audience members on Monday afternoon to tears as used personal stories to advocate that the American criminal justice system reevaluate how it tries juveniles. The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), an Alabama-based organization that promotes human rights and social justice on behalf of »
A new exhibit at Sterling Memorial Library traces the history of Latinos at Yale. From left above, co-curator Luis Chavez-Brumell, Director of the Latino Cultural Center Rosalinda Garcia and exhibits preparator Kerri Sancomb.

Exhibit traces Latino history at Yale

April 10, 2012
An exhibit documenting the historical growth of Latinos at Yale since the 1960s opened Monday at Sterling Memorial Library. Conceived as a collaborative effort between Yale’s Latino Cultural Center and the Yale University Library, the exhibit features documents such as newspaper articles, letters and posters displayed in five glass cases that aim to convey a »

YCC | Aly Moore ’14, UOFC chair

April 9, 2012
Aly Moore ’14 says she wants to apply her passion for innovation to the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee. Moore, one of three candidates for chair of the UOFC, which oversees funding for registered groups on campus, said she will increase communication between the UOFC and the Yale administration and make it easier for student groups »

Former diplomat discusses U.S. policy in Latin America

March 28, 2012
At a Monday night talk, Arturo Valenzuela, former United States assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs, praised U.S. foreign policy in Latin America since the Cold War. More than 40 undergraduates, Yale Law School students and professors gathered in the Sterling Law Building to hear Valenzuela trace the evolution of the social, political, »
The Yale Undergraduate Gospel Choir performs at Black Church at Yale in 2009.

Black Church celebrates 40 years

February 27, 2012
About 20 alumni and undergraduate members of the Black Church at Yale arrived at the Afro-American Cultural Center Saturday morning to kick off a two-day celebration of their church’s 40th anniversary. Current members sported T-shirts that read “Love God, Love People, and Serve the Nations,” the BCAY motto, which encapsulates the church’s dedication to fostering »

Professor links religion and government in Iran

February 21, 2012
Political theorist and Princeton professor Miriam Kunkler described the interaction between religious and secular elements of the Iranian constitution as “complicated” during a talk Monday afternoon. Before a crowd of roughly 30 people in Rosenkranz Hall, Kunkler traced religious elements in the nation’s constitution as they have evolved since the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Kunkler, »

Conference explores African-American sexuality

February 20, 2012
Over 700 students from across the country gathered on campus this weekend to discuss sexual issues in the black community during the 17th annual Black Solidarity Conference. The three-day conference, titled “Stigmas and Stereotypes: An Exploration of Black Sexuality,” included speeches by prominent civil rights advocates, small group discussions and film screenings. Wesley Dixon ’15, »