Health care impact unclear for Y-NH

October 1, 2010
As on most Wednesday nights, Yale-New Haven Hospital was swarming with patients, nurses, officers, EMT personnel and a host of other individuals rushing about with clipboards in hand. Across from the shiny new atrium of the Smilow Cancer Hospital, dozens of worried visitors — many without private insurance — sat waiting for care in the »

‘Golden ghetto’ showcases its riches

September 27, 2010
Last Friday evening, the stretch of Orange Street between Chapel and Crown was choked with activity. A live band cooed into the night air as pedestrians collected near the door of Artspace Gallery. By 8 p.m., roughly 100 visitors were milling about the gallery, rubbing shoulders and bumping into the more than 280 pieces of »

Architecture history moves out after Scully

September 20, 2010
Though buildings are sometimes referred to as walk-in works of art, the History of Art Department is letting architecture walk out. With the departure last year of iconic Yale professor Vincent Scully ’40 GRD ’49, the department was left with a void in its architectural history offerings, professors in the department and the School of »
The design of the newly-renovated Reese Stadium was chosen to complement the nearby Yale Bowl and Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.

Renovated Reese Stadium to pay dividends for Yale teams, fans

September 15, 2010
The stands are ready to welcome fans as the men’s soccer team takes the pitch tonight for its home opener at the newly renovated and state-of-the-art Reese Stadium, but behind the scenes, finishing touches remain to be completed. Reese Stadium, home of Yale’s soccer and lacrosse teams, has been in its second phase of renovations »

School of Architecture playing catch-up to acquire archives

September 15, 2010
The Yale School of Architecture is typically ahead of its peers, but somewhere between the school’s storied reputation and star-studded faculty lies a lagging link: Until just a decade ago, the school made almost no effort to collect and maintain the archives of famous architects and students. These archives — collections of plans, sketches, notes »
A new waterfall in the Morse courtyard has been nicknamed the “Beach.”

Morse steps into the spotlight

September 2, 2010
Morse College may have had a dark past, but now that its renovation is complete, things are looking brighter. The renovation, led by Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake, focused primarily on increasing the functionality of Morse: Standalone singles were joined to create common rooms, handicap ramps were added to increase accessibility, and new skylights and floodlights »

New health building is not so black and white

September 1, 2010
For roughly three years, while the new Yale Health Center on 55 Lock St. was being built, the only images publicized on the architect’s website were the handful of renderings showing an understated white building with smooth lines. But the building that appeared and began accepting overnight patients this weekend is black and jagged. The »
Because Mandi Schwartz '11 must be in remission in order to receive her scheduled stem cell transplant, the procedure is being postponed while she undergoes chemotherapy.

Schwartz’s summer defined by support, setbacks

August 27, 2010
After a roller-coaster summer filled with advances and setbacks, Mandi Schwartz ’11, the Yale women’s hockey forward stricken with leukemia, is back to waiting. Schwartz, who has battled acute myeloid leukemia for more than 20 months and had been in remission since June 9, learned earlier this month that her cancer had returned for a »

Yale Rep nets donations

August 27, 2010
In two weeks this summer, the Yale Repertory Theatre received two major donations that together total $1.95 million. The first, valued at $950,000, was received on July 19 from the Robina Foundation, a private nonprofit based in Minnesota. The second major gift, announced on July 28, came from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — $1 »
The new YUHS building will open on Lock Street by the fall.

New YUHS nears completion

April 29, 2010
Shortly after students return from their summer vacations, they will no longer find themselves trekking up Hillhouse Avenue for prescriptions or medical check-ups. Yale University Health Services, which is now housed in the blocky concrete complex at 17 Hillhouse Ave., will move into its new home — a black, warped structure at 55 Lock St. »

Architecture Ph.D. program hits budget snag

April 26, 2010
Last fall, when Yale School of Architecture professor Kurt Forster convened the first seminar for the school’s new doctorate program, it was, as he put it, “a bit of a miracle.” After years of indecision on the matter, the school finally went forward with the doctorate degree and started accepting applications last spring. But now, »
The former site of the New Haven Coliseum is a parking lot for the foreseeable future, and some residents prefer it that way.

Learning to live with it

April 23, 2010
On a clear day in January 2007, downtown New Haven disappeared into a thick, white plume: The New Haven Veterans Coliseum, the town’s stadium at the time, had finally come down after three decades of withstanding the raucous concerts of U2, Guns N’ Roses and Elvis Presley. But once the smoke cleared and the rubble »