History professor John Gaddis and theater studies DUS Toni Dorfman.
Features

Married … with tenure

April 26, 2010 • 0
Several times during the “Rhetoric and Political Order” seminar she taught last fall, Norma Thompson, the director of undergraduate studies for the Humanities Department, referred to Charles Hill’s Directed Studies lectures. At the end of the term, she hosted a class dinner at her house, and when Hill — her husband — walked into the »
University

Spring Fling may not be dry

April 26, 2010 • 0
Spring Fling will be on Old Campus, rain or shine. Yale College Council Events Director Mathilde Williams ’11 said members of the Spring Fling Committee have been glued to weather websites for the past two weeks. Though the committee explored possible contingency plans, the weather forecast — high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a 70 »
University

Health reform to affect few students

April 21, 2010 • 0
While health care reform may affect many young adults nationwide, few students in Yale’s graduate and professional schools will likely see an impact. The recently passed health care reform act forces insurance companies to cover children up to age 26 under their parents’ insurance. But many Yale graduate and professional students are older than 26 »
City

New Haven lags in census

April 13, 2010 • 0
Yale’s census participation rate is almost 100 percent, but only 53 percent of New Haven residents who were mailed a census form have responded. New Haven’s relatively low participation rate — 13 percentage points below the national average — is cause for concern, four out of six aldermen interviewed said. But given the recent uptick »
University

YCC | Brandon Levin ’13, treasurer

April 9, 2010 • 0
As Yale College Council treasurer, Brandon Levin ’13 said he would do more than just manage the budget — he would fight to cap the student contribution to financial aid packages and make Yale Station easier to navigate for student organizations. Levin (not to be confused with the University’s president) said he has plenty of »
University

YCC | Justine Kolata ’12, vice president

April 9, 2010 • 0
Though Justine Kolata ’12 is known on campus mostly for her involvement with the Movement for Beauty and Justice, she said she knows she can get things done. Kolata’s suitemate and friend Carmen Chambers ’12 said voters should look beyond Kolata’s reputation as the “bunny girl.” “I think most intelligent people look at the substance »
University

At last, grads get dental

April 2, 2010 • 21
After several years of lobbying administrators and evaluating their current health care options, graduate and professional students will have the option of purchasing dental insurance for the first time this coming fall. Emily Stoops GRD ’13, a student advocate with the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and GPSS President Amanda Machin LAW ’11 met with »
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Teacher prep program is off the beaten path

March 30, 2010 • 7
Unlike most of her classmates at Yale, Ariela Rothstein ’10 is already working at her dream job. A political science major who wants to become a social studies teacher, Rothstein teaches civics and world history classes to high school students at the Sound School on South Water Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every »
University

Two weeks off, since 1867

March 5, 2010 • 16
Within the Ivy League, Yale is the object of envy when it comes to spring break. While the seven other Ivies break for anywhere from five to eight class days in the spring, Yale is the only Ivy that takes off 10 class days — a full two weeks overall. Yale’s two-week spring break was »
University

Extra fees complicate tuition figures

March 4, 2010 • 2
While Yale and its peer universities have been announcing their sticker prices for the upcoming academic year, these figures do not always tell the whole story. Tuition, room and board at Princeton for this academic year undercut Yale’s term bill by $480, and next year that margin will grow to $1,220, making it the cheapest »
City

Aldermen approve SOM campus

March 2, 2010 • 0
As expected, the Board of Aldermen gave the green light for the School of Management’s new campus designs at the board’s meeting Monday evening. The decision — in which 25 of the 26 aldermen at the meeting voted to approve the proposal — came after a 20-minute discussion. Ward 30 Alderman Darnell Goldson objected to »
City

Approval likely for new SOM campus

March 1, 2010 • 1
The Board of Aldermen is expected to approve the proposal for the new School of Management campus at tonight’s meeting. Thirteen of the 30 aldermen said in interviews Sunday night that they will vote for the proposal, adding that they expect the rest of the board to approve it as well. A majority vote is »