Routine Maintenance

On a Saturday afternoon in September, in the waning brilliance of the summer sun, you might have seen my mother’s convertible — a cobalt blue, mid-90s BMW — gliding past on one of the picturesque roads of Long Island’s Gold Coast. “There goes summer,” you might have said, “cruising along without a care in the […]


Ask Austin

Dear Austin, I’m a freshman in Saybrook (SAY WHAAAT?!), and I have a problem. After graduation, my high school girlfriend and I decided to stay together in college. We love each other and share a special bond—we even exchanged promise rings at the end of senior year. Recently, however, it seems as though everyone is […]


Zimmer puts H1N1 in evolutionary context

Charles Darwin may be long dead, but his theories are alive and well in the swine flu epidemic. Before an audience of about 100 at the Peabody Museum Auditorium Thursday night, Yale lecturer Carl Zimmer ’87 said evolution is at work as the fast mutation rate of swine flu makes it a public health hazard. […]


Rell cuts state funds for airport

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport has lost $75,000 in state funding, but its managers are not worrying. Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced the $75,000 cut last week as part of $34 million in cuts to the Connecticut state budget. The airport will lose $75,000 over the next two years, representing a 5 percent cut to […]