BALAKRISHNA: Directing dreams
As students at a place like Yale, we have both the privilege and responsibility to do justice to our dreams.
Yale astronomers impacted pluto’s status
In 2005, a team of Yale scientists partnered with other astronomers to discover a celestial body that could have been the 10th planet in the solar system. The planet, discovered using the world’s largest area detector camera, a device created at Yale, was larger than Pluto and more than 100 times as far away from »
Did this man demote Pluto?
Yale-based astronomer David Rabinowitz is a part of the reason that Pluto is no longer a planet. In the early 2000s Rabinowitz and his team of Yale-based scientists joined with astronomers at the California Institute of Technology to develop the QUEST camera, the device they used to discover hundreds of celestial bodies the same size »
Bennett Fisher ’66
When Bennett Fisher ’66 graduated from Yale — like his father and grandfather before him — he began working at the asset management firm Fiduciary Trust Co. International. He stayed with the company for the next 34 years of his life, ascending to senior vice president and an office on the 97th floor of the »
With Stiles open, renovations are complete
After more than a year under scaffolding, Ezra Stiles College reopened its doors last week, bringing 13 years of residential college renovations to a close. As many Stiles students celebrated their college’s new dining hall and brighter atmosphere, University President Richard Levin said the completion of the renovation puts the University’s undergraduate housing on a »
Moore brings UCS to students
Allyson Moore, the new director of Undergraduate Career Services and associate dean of Yale College, said she has no intention of “hiding out in [her] office at 55 Whitney.” Moore, who took over as director April 4, previously served as associate dean of students and director of career services at Amherst College, a small liberal »
YCC | Jimmy Murphy ’13, president
For Jimmy Murphy ’13, the Yale College Council’s biggest advantage is its constituency. As president, Murphy said he hopes to revamp technology services at Yale. Because many Yalies are very tech-savvy, he said, he wants to increase student job opportunities by allowing them to work with ITS to make technology more student-friendly. He said including »
Yale prof loses $625.5M appeal against Apple Inc.
A ruling in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday overturned a verdict that would have forced technology giant Apple Inc. to pay $625.5 million to Mirror Worlds LLC, a technology company co-founded by Yale computer science professor David Gelernter. Mirror Worlds won a suit against Apple in October for »
Bradley GRD ’96 is new Branford master
Betsy Bradley GRD ’96, the School of Public Health professor appointed the new master of Branford College Monday night, may not be a familiar face to most Branfordians. When University President Richard Levin announced her appointment in the packed college dining hall, he told students that the professor was coming “from the other side of »
Carney’s ’87 path to the White House
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney ’87 learned the hard way that he is no natural in front of the camera. Carney took two days off from his job covering the White House for Time magazine in the 1990s to audition for a cable company in Washington D.C. The network, which sought an anchor for »
Yale profs develop new diagnostic test
Yale School of Medicine professors Scott Rivkees and Jeffrey Gruen are changing the future of genetic disorders diagnoses. Over the past five years, Rivkees, Gruen, and a team of Yale-based researchers have developed a new diagnostic test to detect the genetic disorder Turner’s Syndrome in young girls aged 2 and 3 years old. The study »
UCS gets first choice for new director
After a two-month search for a new director, the Undergraduate Career Services has hired its first choice. Allyson Moore, current associate dean of students and director of career services at Amherst College, will fill the spot left by previous UCS Director Philip Jones. Although Moore has spent the past two years at Amherst, she will »