UCS gets first choice for new director

March 1, 2011 • 2
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 »

University picks new UCS director

February 28, 2011 • 1
After a two-month-long search, Yale has selected a new Director of Undergraduate Career Services. Allyson Moore, current associate dean of students and director of the Career Center at Amherst College, will assume the position this April. Moore replaces Phillip Jones, who served as UCS director for 12 years before stepping down in December. Moore, who »
Architecture-trained fashion curator Judith Clark spoke at Yale on Thursday.

Fashion curator talks space

February 25, 2011 • 0
To Judith Clark, a fashion curator trained in architecture, there is little difference between dressing a body and dressing a space. Clark spoke to a group of 20 fashion, art history and architecture enthusiasts Thursday evening about her work creating exhibitions in Britain that showcase the space that clothing and mannequins can occupy. In a »

Forestry students win awards

February 23, 2011 • 0
Ten Yale students from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies have been awarded conservation fellowships for their dedication to environmentalism, according to an e-mail sent to forestry students and faculty Feb. 17. Eight students received the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship, which provides scholarship money, leadership training and career development, while two received the Wyss »

Taxi drivers protest

February 16, 2011 • 0
For the first time since Metro Taxi’s 1987 founding, drivers and administrators met Monday to discuss complaints about the company and its policies. Fifty-two cab drivers for Metro Taxi, Connecticut’s largest taxi provider, assembled outside the company’s headquarters Monday morning, demanding a meeting with company President and CEO Bill Scalzi. Complaints focused on high lease »

TFA to expand recruitment

February 10, 2011 • 1
Teach for America, which is already the number one employer of graduating Yalies, will seek to recruit even more Elis after receiving a $100 million gift. Four donors — the Broad Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Robertson Foundation and philanthropists Steve and Sue Mandel — each pledged $25 million to the non-profit »

Metro Taxi to expand disability services

February 9, 2011 • 11
For residents of the Elm City with physical disabilities, taxi transportation is on its way. New Haven-based Metro Taxi is pairing with Hartford’s Yellow Cab Company to drastically increase its wheelchair-accessible cab fleet from one to 140 cars, all run on natural-gas fuel. The enhanced taxis will cost no more than Metro Taxi’s existing 161 »

UCS hires student liaisons

February 1, 2011 • 627
Students seeking career advice will no longer have to make the long trek to Undergraduate Career Services. Instead, a student liaison in each college will go over resumes, suggest internships and perform many of the same tasks that UCS counselors currently handle. Yale College Council Treasurer and YCC-UCS Committee chairman Brandon Levin ’13 devised the »

Carney ’87 appointed Obama Press Secretary

January 28, 2011 • 0
Yalie Jay Carney ’87, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, was selected by President Barack Obama as the new Press Secretary Thursday afternoon. Carney, a journalist by trade and former Washington bureau chief for Time magazine, was picked from a field of competitive candidates. Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton had been projected as a »

Elis to join Obama administration

January 26, 2011 • 0
As the Obama administration gears up for 2011, two Yalies have been nominated to join the team: Donald Virrilli Jr. ’79 and David S. Cohen LAW ’89. President Obama announced the appointment of Virrilli and Cohen to key administrative positions in the Departments of Justice and the Treasury, respectively, in a press release Monday evening. »

‘An activist, not a politician’

January 24, 2011 • 1
Bobby Shriver LAW ’81 told the News last Tuesday that his father, Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 was “an activist, not a politician.” During his tenure at Yale, Shriver — a religiously devout public servant — used his editorials in the pages of this newspaper as his pulpit to reach out to his fellow »
Former President John F. Kennedy and Shriver.

Icon of a generation honored

January 24, 2011 • 1
POTOMAC, Md. — Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 visited Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Md. every day he was at home in Maryland. Every morning, Shriver could be found in the pews of the church, praying with a rosary — the same rosary with which he was buried this weekend. On »
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy worked with a Democratic-controlled Leg- islature to pass a $37.6 billion budget for the next two years.