Former Eli football star is Jessica Simpson’s new flame

To graduated seniors who are concerned about life post-Yale, here’s another reason not to worry: Former NFL player Eric Johnson ’01, an American Studies major and a former resident of Jonathan Edwards College, is reportedly dating actress and singer Jessica Simpson, the celebrity news website TMZ reported Sunday. Johnson, a wide receiver at Yale who […]

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Make that Dame Alison Richard

LONDON — Former Yale Provost Alison Richard is not just Alison Richard anymore — she’s Dame Alison Richard. Richard, who now serves as vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, received the accolade during Queen Elizabeth II’s 2010 Birthday Honours on Saturday. Richard was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), […]

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Yale College website gets a facelift

Yalies may have started their summer vacations, but that doesn’t mean the Yale College Dean’s Office is taking a break. The Office recently published its newly redesigned Yale College website, a consolidated landing page for various College-affiliated organizations and services, from the financial aid office to the Center for International Experience. “Our new site architecture […]

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New YUHS nears completion

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. […]

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Architecture Ph.D. program hits budget snag

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, […]

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Learning to live with it

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 […]

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Drama applications rise

The admissions game at the Yale School of Drama has become more dramatic than ever. The school received its largest applicant pool in its 55-year history this year, with 1,520 applicants for roughly 75 seats in the school’s incoming class, making admission to the school more cutthroat than a Shakespearean tragedy. The number of applicants […]

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UP CLOSE | A green and golden age

There is a buzz at the Yale School of Architecture. Over the past year, the renovation of the school’s 47-year-old home, Paul Rudolph Hall, earned a LEED Gold certificate; the school’s admissions office posted record numbers for total applications received; and the school managed to attract, yet again, some of the world’s most famous architects, […]

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Yale reworks campus landscaping

Yale’s most recent plans to relandscape its picturesque campus may not be realized for at least another spring, until more fruitful economic times return. Over the past several years the University has been working to revitalize and replant the streetscapes and greens that have distinguished Yale’s campus for centuries. These measures are the University’s second […]

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A monumental effort

Nostalgic, Quicksilver and Sea Dreamer are finally back in town. They are among the 69 ponies, two chariots and a camel that populate the city’s landmark carousel in Lighthouse Point Park — the largest carousel in Connecticut and one of only a few dozen intact antique rides in the country. Until Thursday, when they returned […]

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Jewels of the city

Few would guess that Queen Elizabeth II and New Haven high school students share something in common. But one only has to look as far as their jewelry collections: They both have pieces from New Haven jewelers. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”7065″ ] [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”7066″ ] [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”7067″ ] In the middle of July 1976, on a summer […]

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Penn dining hall serves fuzzy fare

Something was a bit off with the chicken served in Penn’s dining halls Monday, according to a post on the campus’ Under the Button blog. Nope — it wasn’t too spicy, too salty or too dry. It was more an issue of texture: A student diner found feathers still attached to the deep-fried breast she […]

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