Up The Hill – They’re Bringing Sci-Fi Back

On a rainy Thursday in early November, over four hundred students crowded into the chairs, tables, and windowsills of the Trumbull Dining Hall. All eyes were on a small woman with short gray hair hovering near the piano at the front of the room. Microphone in hand, children’s author Lois Lowry answered questions and waxed […]

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Listening to Music with … Dean Marichal Gentry

“Just listen to this,” Dean Marichal Gentry says, smiling and tapping his foot. From the tinny speakers of a computer in an office on the first floor of SSS, contemporary gospel artist Jade Moss belts exactly the words the excited new Dean seems to be thinking: “Sometimes I just get so bubbly on the inside!” […]

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That’s Not My Job – Zeller’s Laws of Attraction

Physics professor Michael Zeller hasn’t been single since 1960, when the most important dating accessory was a car. Zeller laughs when he recalls how often his car radio would run down his battery while he was “parked,” leaving him (and his date) stranded. “I really shouldn’t tell you this, but it’s my one great dating […]

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Rocking the Law

Asking Jules Coleman, Professor of Jurisprudence and Philosophy at Yale Law School, to list his favorite bands is almost like asking James Joyce to list only a few of his influences. After expounding on seven or eight artists, Coleman loses count, closes his eyes and riffs. “No one can compete with Otis Redding. Or James […]

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Some stay on campus, but not all give thanks

Carmen Zimmer ’07 did not intend on staying in New Haven over Thanksgiving break. In the middle of the frantic search to secure a job for next year, she accidentally scheduled interviews during the time she was supposed to be home with her family in New Mexico. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”14790″ ] “I wasn’t keeping an eye […]

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Student missionaries go beyond stereotypes

Tina Colon ’09 stood in the middle of a field in Bogota, Colombia, watching children and adults crowd around the break-dancers in front of her. One group of teenage boys, covered in tattoos and striking defiant poses, hung off to the side rolling their eyes. Five minutes later, the toughest of them all broke down […]

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