For Allah, for country and for Yale

As the sun sets on a cold October day, rain taps against the windows of the MacDougal Center in the Hall of Graduate Studies. In one corner, 35 umbrellas, jackets, and pairs of soggy shoes lay clustered in a heap. In another, four metal dining hall trays of food fill the room with the smells […]

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Cabaret hits NYC in ‘unique’ new project

From Los Angeles to London, theater venues boast about employing alumni from the Yale School of Drama. Come Oct. 7, Bennigan’s in New York’s Times Square — the chain restaurant better known for mozzarella sticks and chicken wings than for fine theater — has reason to boast, too. In a little more than one week, […]

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Co-Ed seeks model Yalie

When Molly Dillon ’08 got ready to go to BAR on Thursday evening, she knew she was going to be judged not only by her peers. Instead, Dillon, who beat the typical Thursday crowd when she arrived with two friends at 5:30 p.m., knew her clothing would also be caught by the camera — a […]

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Policies let some go solo

For one freshman suite, the problems began with petty thievery. A Blue Book, a notebook, Directed Studies papers — all the items ended up on the same girl’s side of a double room. “Everything was being stolen,” said a senior, who said she does not want to be identified by her real name to avoid […]

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Crown nightclubs brace for new test

During the day, the street is quiet. Empty parking spaces wait for visitors. When street lights blink green, only a handful of cars rush through. The doors of many of the buildings are shut tight against the sun. At night though, Crown Street, which runs just one block beyond Yale’s campus, pulses with college students, […]

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Some students see red long after their graduation day

Like many of his peers, Yale alumnus Ben Hansen ’00 became involved in his career interests while he was an undergraduate, jumping into politics and interning over the summers to build his resume. But while many of his classmates left Yale to pursue their careers unencumbered by financial burdens, Hansen continues to pay for his […]

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Professors make voices heard on opinion pages

By Amanda Ruggeri Staff reporter Sometimes, Yale professors are in the news. And sometimes, Yale professors write the news. Opening The New York Times or The Washington Post to see an opinion piece by-lined by a recognizable Yale name is a common occurrence. History professor Paul Kennedy has a syndicated column with Tribune Media Services, […]

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Deep Springs alums find a change of place

The 26 students at Deep Springs College, on the California-Nevada border, do not watch television. They often get up before dawn. They spend their Friday nights in committees, figuring out how to run their school. When they go outside — which they do often to milk the cows, bale the hay, or sow crops — […]

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Mullins ’05 seeks fortune with the help of diet pill

Jacob Mullins ’05 has never struggled with his weight and he doesn’t trust the diet pill industry. But his life revolves around hoodia gordonii, a plant thought to suppress appetite. Last summer, he spent 40 hours a week working with hoodia. And last month, he flew all the way to southern Africa to research the […]

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Group helps Yalies cope with losses

Last school year, Tom Cannell ’06 would allow himself to joke about death, but only when he was in the company of those who were dealing with grief. The jokes were not out of malice, but a sense of shared experience and humor. Cannell’s father had passed away three months before. Being with peers who […]

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The seven steps to votergasm

Emily Michaud does not resemble the sexy blonde icon of the Votergasm Web site. Emily’s ab muscles are not as hard as Dick Cheney’s line on terror; her lips are not as red as Howard Dean’s “scream” face. Yet as soon as Emily enters the Cambridge Political Orgy on Nov. 2, every guest’s head swings. […]

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Witt guides Elis’ rise to the top of the conference

At 27, women’s ice hockey head coach Hilary Witt has been hitting pucks for two decorated decades. As a student athlete at Northeastern University, she set the all-time school records for goals and points. As a senior, she was ranked among the top 10 scorers in the Eastern College Athletic Conference in every offensive category. […]