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Officials praise tailgate results

November 27, 2006 • 0
Not only did Yale win, but nearly every blue-clad student was sober enough to remember it. Despite concerns that new regulations at the tailgate at this year’s Harvard-Yale game would encourage dangerous drinking and dampen student enthusiasm, most students and administrators said they were satisfied with how the tailgate went and Harvard does not expect »
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Flexing their thumbs, Elis await next generation of games

November 15, 2006 • 0
For Andy Detty ’09, nothing alleviates the stress of a long day at Yale like a good killing spree. “I play games to get away from the real world,” said Detty, an avid fan of war games. “I think games like Halo lend themselves to playing with your friends and talking smack. They’re the sorts »
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Researchers vie for grant funds

November 8, 2006 • 0
Scientists at Yale and elsewhere are feeling the strain as grant money for medical research becomes increasingly harder to secure. University officials said Yale is trying to provide its researchers with the best tools available to cope with the increasingly competitive pool of grant applications. But grants are scarce, and recent national scandals involving fraudulent »
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Athletics policies on punishment debated

October 17, 2006 • 0
The charges have been dropped, but questions still linger about the administration’s response to the arrests of two football stars and three men’s hockey players outside Gourmet Heaven two weeks ago. The recent Yale arrests, coupled with three incidents involving Harvard football players over the last few months, have brought national attention to Ivy League »
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Ivy athletics anxious about admit policies

September 28, 2006 • 0
While the recent decisions to eliminate early admissions at Harvard and Princeton were aimed at leveling the academic playing field for lower-income applicants, they have also potentially tilted the athletic playing field in favor of the rest of the Ancient Eight. Administrators, coaches and athletes around the Ivy League are now left to gauge how »
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Depleted Elis still win

April 24, 2006 • 0
Despite the loss of several stars to the MCATs this weekend, the women’s track team passed its last league test before Heptagonal Championships. With resources stretched thin, a handful of athletes took up events they had not tried in years, and the Bulldogs defeated Harvard, 86-77. A win in the 4 x 400 relay to »
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Rugby teams fall to the Crimson

April 12, 2006 • 0
Rain, hail and a few flakes of snow slowed this weekend’s Ivy League Rugby Championships in the shadow of the Yale Bowl. But the obstacle that slowed the Bulldogs most was an equally familiar one: Harvard. Hosting the Ancient Eight in a wet New Haven, both the men’s and women’s hopes at a league title »
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Senior standouts compete in Texas

April 11, 2006 • 0
Ivy League competition is still a week away, but a few of the women’s track stars already have their eyes on the national stage. While captain Molly Lederman ’06 and Joslyn Woodard ’06 competed against the country’s best in the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, the rest of the team traveled to Princeton for the »
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Princeton obliterates softball in road doubleheader

April 10, 2006 • 0
This was not the way the softball team wanted to kick off Ivy League play. After a rainout on Saturday, the Bulldogs (21-13, 0-2 Ivy) fell twice on the road to Princeton (18-9, 4-0) on Sunday. The Tigers racked up one perfect game, 32 hits, 24 runs and a pair of victories at the Elis’ »
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Davis ’07 leads w. track to win

April 4, 2006 • 0
The spring season is a short one, but the women’s track team is making the most of limited time. Competing in their first meet on the East Coast, the Bulldogs won seven events to distance themselves from the competition at Saturday’s SCSU Invitational. They took the team title with 165 points, well ahead of second-place »
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Athletes bond over meals in Commons

March 29, 2006 • 0
Students often say Commons reminds them of Hogwarts. The soft light of the chandeliers barely penetrates the upper reaches of the rafters. Long wooden tables and high-backed chairs preserve a sense of order. Portraits, chronicling the historical progression of facial hair styles from muttonchops to the handlebar, peer down from the walls. But on any »
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Davis ’07 transitions to throwing

March 28, 2006 • 0
For most of the women’s basketball team, spring will be a period of much-needed rest after a draining campaign. But for Erica Davis ’07, a new season has just begun. The starting center has now moved to the track, where she will contend as one of the Ivy League’s best all-around throwers. Her ascent toward »