AIDS activism surges on campus

The year is 1981 and AIDS is quickly becoming one of New Haven’s leading causes of death. In 1982 Yale biology professor Al Novick decides to put aside his research on bat echolocation, the method bats use to communicate with sound waves, and become a major advocate for AIDS public policy reform in New Haven […]

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West Campus, lonely no more

West Campus employees are coming out of isolation. Yale has been working hard to attract new researchers to West Campus — located seven miles from downtown New Haven — since it bought the 1.6 million-square-foot complex from pharmaceutical company Bayer HealthCare in 2007. Administrators estimate that between 100 and 200 employees regularly utilize the campus’s […]

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Students plan West Campus

West Campus development plans are being made again— this time, by students. Two landscape management courses in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies are developing plans this semester to make West Campus — Yale’s burgeoning site in West Haven for science research and the arts — more integrated with the natural lands surrounding it. […]

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Administrators reconsider lab credit

Science students angry about their half-credit lab courses will soon have their voices heard. The Yale College Council will release a report this spring that will advise the University how to change the way it awards science laboratory credits, YCC President Jeff Gordon ’12 said in an interview this week. The YCC will survey the […]

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YCC to charter shuttle to Hamden grocery store

Until downtown New Haven finds a new supermarket, students can ride a shuttle in order to stock their mini-fridges. Starting next Thursday, the Yale College Council will unveil a program that will charter Yale Transit shuttles weekly from Phelps Gate to the Shop & Stop supermarket in Hamden. The plan resembles a similar system introduced […]

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Residential College Round-up: 9.15.10

In the second installment of the residential college council roundup — a new column that reports on the goings-on of residential college councils — Calhoun College is leading the way in brains: Master Jonathan Holloway announced at Monday’s meeting that the college won the 2009-’10 Sheffield Cup, which rewards the college with the highest GPA […]

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Kettle corn sweetens up Elm City, Yale

Every weekday from noon to 5 p.m. for the past six years, “except for when it rains,” Newton Carroll has sold bags of kettle corn on the sidewalk directly in front of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Carroll works alone from a small cart, popping his crunchy snack outside 20 York St., a spot frequented by hospital […]

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YCC | Jeff Gordon ’12, president

Vying for the Yale College Council presidency runs in Jeff Gordon’s ’12 family: His older brother Ben Gordon ’95 ran for the position in 1994. Jeff Gordon said the way his brother tells the story, he won the election but was stripped of the title after the elections committee decided his use of color posters […]

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UConn students protest tuition hike

Students at the University of Connecticut are protesting a tuition hike and planning within the next month to file a Freedom of Information request to reveal the university’s full budget. Nina Hunter, a junior and representative of the protest group Student Coalition on Reprioritizing Education, said the request is in response to the administration’s February […]

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No leaven, but lots of options

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Overcrowded housing here to stay

The unexpectedly large number of students who applied for on-campus housing last year, combined with the shortage of housing for juniors, startled administrators. This year, it is clear that overcrowding is becoming a trend, worrying residential college deans and students alike. The most likely explanation for overcrowding is a decrease in the number of students […]

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Yale forms new South American ties

Yale finalized two medical partnerships to treat genetic and infectious diseases in South America this month. A team of Yale professors and administrators traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, over spring break, to raise awareness of Yale’s programs and research and to meet with local alumni and educators. University Secretary Linda Lorimer […]

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