Rupp DIV ’67 urges student activism

March 1, 2010
George Rupp DIV ’67, the president of the International Rescue Committee, which assists refugees in crisis zones, spoke on Saturday at the 10th annual Ivy Leadership Summit, which brings together student leaders from across the Ivy League. Student organizers presented Rupp with $1,000 for the IRC’s relief efforts in Haiti, money raised at both last »

Kaplan, cultural houses team up

February 25, 2010
Yale’s cultural houses teamed up with the New Haven Kaplan center to offer students the chance to take free practice GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and GRE tests this past Sunday. While Kaplan offers free tests to anyone looking for practice, this is the first year that the cultural houses have promoted the service to Yale students »

Admissions materials go bilingual

February 19, 2010
The admissions office’s efforts to reach out to Spanish speakers might soon have some singing, “Por eso escogí Yale!” In addition to providing subtitles for the hit admissions video, “That’s Why I Chose Yale,” in several languages including Spanish, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ new Web site, set to launch this summer, will include both »
Anstress Farwell GRD '78 presents a rendering of the proposed campus in its surroundings.

Committee passes SOM campus

February 12, 2010
After a total of 11 hours of testimony from more than 40 residents over two hearings, the designs for the School of Management will finally appear before the full Board of Aldermen next month. On Thursday night, the aldermanic legislation committee held its second public hearing on the designs and listened to objections from 10 »
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Snow falls, army deploys

February 11, 2010
While most students snoozed in the comfort of their heated dorms early Wednesday morning, an army of Yale facilities workers and subcontracted laborers descended on the campus to clear the fallen snow. For these workers, Wednesday’s storm was routine work: They arrived with their equipment —plows, shovels and ice melting pellets — as the first »

Web site wants to play matchmaker

February 11, 2010
Move over, 50 Most. GoodCrush Yale has a new list of campus hotties. GoodCrush, a New York-based social networking Web site that allows students to contact on-campus crushes anonymously via e-mail, struck a deal with the Yale College Council last semester and agreed to sponsor the council’s charity speed dating event Wednesday. In exchange, the »
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Former Morse student dies

February 1, 2010
Scott Robinson, a former member of the class of 2011 remembered for his warm personality and literary talent, died in his sleep Friday at his home in East Amherst, N.Y. He was 21 years old. Robinson withdrew from Yale in December 2008 after suffering from severe depression, said Timothy Wagner, Robinson’s closest high-school friend. Wagner »
Yale officials Laura Cruickshank and Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93 lobby for approval of Yale’s plans at Thursday’s legislation committee meeting.

SOM inches toward approval

January 29, 2010
Designs for the new School of Management campus stepped closer to City Hall approval at an aldermanic hearing Thursday night. But the action of a single local preservationist five minutes before the meeting could knock the entire process off track. Anstress Farwell GRD ’78, president of the New Haven Urban Design League, filed an application »
Members of Choose Life at Yale took part in the March for Life in Washington on Friday.

Pro-life group struggles to find place on liberal campus

January 25, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Outside the U.S. Supreme Court, speakers blared with the frantic strums of guitars and the voices of four young men singing gospel songs — rock and roll style. Donning shaggy beards and seated on a makeshift stage, the four were among thousands of pro-life activists protesting the 37th anniversary of Roe v. »
A visualization of Lord Norman Foster’s ARC ’62 sleek plans for the new School of Management campus.

Campus modified to appease neighbors

January 21, 2010
Yale officials are expected to present a revised design of the new School of Management campus, including wider sidewalks and an additional floor, at a closed-door meeting with local residents and city officials tonight. University President Richard Levin said in an interview Wednesday evening that although the overall square footage of the revised SOM design »

Law prof. leaves legacy

January 19, 2010
Daniel Freed ’48 LAW ’51, Yale Law School Professor Emeritus and an influential scholar of the criminal justice process, died of kidney failure Jan. 17 at New York Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 82. Freed was an important figure in the development of clinical education at Yale Law School and directed the program »

Grad students react to new GRE

January 15, 2010
Unless they crack the books a little earlier than planned, Yalies hoping to go to graduate school in the next few years may face a very different entrance exam. The Educational Testing Services announced that beginning in the fall of 2011, the GRE, a standardized test required for admission to many arts and sciences graduate »