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 […]

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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 […]

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University picks new UCS director

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 […]

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Fashion curator talks space

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 […]

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Forestry students win awards

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 […]

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Taxi drivers protest

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 […]

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TFA to expand recruitment

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 […]

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Alum, choral conductor, dies at 75

Johannes Somary ’57 MUS ’59, conductor of neglected choral masterpieces from the Baroque and Classical periods, died Feb. 1 in the Bronx due to complications of a stroke. He was 75. Somary’s life was one filled with music. After graduating from Yale’s School of Music with a master’s degree in 1959, he went on to […]

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Metro Taxi to expand disability services

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 […]

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Conservative talk show host blames Yale for Bush’s ’04 gay marriage support

Conservative talk show host Allen Hunt GRD ’94, blamed Yale for Barbara Bush’s ’04 decision to support gay marriage, claiming that the school “taught her that drivel.” Claiming that Bush blindsided her parents with this announcement, Hunt equated discovering her support of gay marriage through this video to finding out that she posed for Playboy […]

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Barbara Bush ’04 supports gay marriage

Perhaps the four years Barbara Bush ’04 spent at “the Gay Ivy” had its effect on her —Bush plans to officially endorse same-sex marriage on Tuesday. The decision — which will put her at odds with her father, George W. Bush ’68, on this issue — comes from what she says is her dedication to […]

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UCS hires student liaisons

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 […]

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