Gant returns to New Haven

October 11, 2010
Look out J. Press and J. Crew. New Haven’s Broadway shopping district will soon have a new place to find blazers, oxford shirts and argyle sweaters. Gant, a Swiss-owned international clothing brand that sells such attire, plans to open a new store at 268 York St., right next door to J. Press, said Ari Hoffman, »

Non-profits have slight edge in campus recruiting

October 6, 2010
When it comes to recruiting Yalies through the Undergraduate Career Services eRecruiting website, non-profit organizations have a murky advantage over investments banks and consulting companies. UCS charges for-profit companies upwards of $200to post listings on the site, but waives thefees for non-profit organizations who cannot afford it. These fee waivers are granted on a case-by-case »

Yale spinoff wins suit against Apple

October 5, 2010
After just a week of court deliberations, Yale-spinoff Mirror Worlds LLC has been awarded more than $600 million from Apple Inc. in compensation for patent violations. In response to the jury’s decision, Apple has submitted court documents in rapid response claiming that the amount requested in grievances is unfairly inflated by a strategic three-pronged claim. »

At Columbia, a push for ROTC despite setbacks

September 23, 2010
While the Senate voted Tuesday against debating whether to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, faculty and students at Columbia University are pressing forward with their efforts to bring the Reserve Officer Training Course back to campus. Two Columbia students have organized an »

Levin offers support for immigration proposal

September 21, 2010
The U.S. Senate’s vote today on the DREAM Act, which would allow some undocumented students to become permanent residents, could be life-changing for Yalies in legal limbo. That’s the argument that a group of Yale students has been making to lawmakers this week. The group, “Yalies for a DREAM,” has ramped up its efforts to »

With city board’s approval, DKE plans expansion

September 16, 2010
Yale’s Delta Kappa Epsilon — the fraternity of former President George W. Bush ’68, as well as Late Nite and Tang — is getting spruced up. The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday approved plans to merge the two Lake Place lots owned by a national DKE affiliate, the Ann Arbor, Mich.,-based Rampant Lion »

CollegeOnly big on ambition, low on users

September 13, 2010
Yale’s campus, CollegeOnly has so far only attracted about 300 Yale users, both graduateand undergraduate students. Josh Weinstein, creator of last year’s popular matchmaking website GoodCrush, conceived CollegeOnly as an answer to Facebook’s lack of privacy. Weinstein, a Princeton graduate, said he created the social networking website for college students to share their private information »
The Yale Bookstore sells e-textbooks for typically 25 to 40 percent less the cost of hard

Few Yalies embrace e-books

September 10, 2010
The Yale Bookstore has launched its first serious e-textbook sale, general manager Joe King said. But only a small minority of students are using Kindles or iPads. Nine students interviewed said they do not own an e-reader or read e-books on their computers, and students who use the devices are rare even in large lecture »

Camp Yale brings money to local restaurants

September 6, 2010
Camp Yale is synonymous with not only carefree partying but also upperclassmen buying their own food. The freshmen dining plan became active Aug. 28 while the upperclassmen plan did not begin until Aug. 31. So during the week before the start of classes, upperclassmen traveled in packs to various restaurants and shops around campus to »

Yale archaeologists unearth Egyptian city

September 1, 2010
After 18 years of excavation, a Yale archaeology team has unearthed a large industrial center in the deserts of Western Egypt, shedding light on a little-known period in Egyptian history, the University announced last week. Egyptology professor and Department Chair John Darnell and his team worked their way through the previously unearthed site of Umm »

School of Medicine personal health information stolen

August 27, 2010
A laptop containing the personal health information of nearly 1,000 people was stolen about a month ago from the School of Medicine. The School of Medicine said in a statement Tuesday that it has started notifying patients affected by the theft. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 announced Wednesday that his office is conducting »

Med school grieves, copes

April 29, 2010
To his colleagues at the Yale School of Medicine, Vajinder Toor was a capable doctor and a family man whose life ended too soon. Toor, 34, a first-year postdoctoral clinic fellow at the School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital, was fatally shot Monday outside his condominium in Branford, Conn., as he was heading to »