Lux et vérité at screening

January 12, 2010 • 0
When filmmakers of cinéma vérité — French for “truthful cinema” — began a documentary, they never knew what the story would be. The cameraman followed the subjects through every revealing moment of their lives, allowing reality to replace scenario. “Eddie” and “Letters from Vietnam,” two documentaries from this nearly extinct genre directed in the early »
Students enjoy the café and study area, left and top right, respectively, under the canopy of the vaulted ceiling on Kroon Hall’s third floor; bottom right, the entrance to Kroon Hall, which is awaiting confirmation of LEED Platinum certification.

Kroon Hall going for platinum

December 2, 2009 • 0
One year after its opening, Kroon Hall will soon be the seventh Yale structure to be recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as a sustainable building. The council is likely to approve Kroon Hall’s application for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification — the highest rating the group awards — in »

SAE house burglarized

December 1, 2009 • 3
The fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s house at 35 High St. was burglarized Friday, and thanks to the fraternity’s house manager, police have apprehended a suspect. Upon returning from the Jonathan Edwards gym Friday evening at around 10 p.m., Daniel Diamond ’11, who is in charge of overseeing SAE’s property, found a strange man who did »
Of West Campus’ four entrance gates, one of which is shown above, two are employee-only, one is used by delivery trucks and one is for the public.

West Campus stays safe

November 20, 2009 • 288
WEST HAVEN — The last reported “crime” at Yale’s 136-acre West Campus occurred four to five years ago, said Thomas Paddock, one of the four head security officers who cover the area. An employee’s lunch was stolen. “The employee was really mad,” Paddock said. “So we had a sign placed saying, ‘Honor thy neighbors’ lunch.’ ” »

Seminar focuses on evolutionary medicine

November 18, 2009 • 0
A new graduate-level evolutionary medicine course that will be open to juniors next semester is unique in its field, according to eight professors at Yale and other universities. “Studies in Evolutionary Medicine,” a two-term seminar beginning in January, will provide students who plan to enter the fields of medicine or scientific research with a foundation »

Meteors disappoint

November 18, 2009 • 2
When about 40 Yale meteor enthusiasts drove to a soccer field for the Leonid meteor shower Tuesday, they did not expect the skies to flare with the light of thousands of meteors as on Nov. 13, 1833 — one of the most famous meteor showers in history. Still, they prepared to face the cold and »
Emily Coates ’06, who used to be a ballet dancer, interacts with a sculpture reminiscent of a cart or boat — or a medieval torture device — as part of a performance art piece at X Initiative on Nov. 14.

Yalies explore creation, destruction

November 17, 2009 • 0
NEW YORK — On the multi-colored, tiled floors of X Initiative, a non-profit art gallery here, theater studies lecturer and World Performance Project artistic director Emily Coates ’06 interacted with sculptures made by School of Art student Tamar Ettun ART ’10 from every day objects such as crutches, yarn and doors. “Empty Is Also,” a »

Science Park renovation set for 2010

November 12, 2009 • 0
After almost a year of delays, a $150 million renovation of a 600,000 square-foot complex at Science Park is expected to begin in spring 2010, said David Silverstone, president of the Science Park Development Corporation, a non-profit of which Yale University is a board member. Since fall 2008, the corporation has had trouble financing the »

How loud is too loud in New Haven?

October 27, 2009 • 0
Construction at Yale may be annoying, but it’s not loud enough to damage hearing, two University professors said. In an informal survey over four days, the News used a sound level meter — which measures loudness as the human ear perceives it — to measure the noise levels at various construction sites around campus. (The »
Police clear students from Elm Street.

Police caught off guard

Yale officials, either unaware or unconvinced, were caught off guard Saturday when a six-foot ball did in fact start bobbing over a crowd of a thousand people. Despite the flood of fliers and e-mails that were circulated around campus last week and an article in Friday’s News, Yale police had no plan in place and »

Yale digitizes documents

October 12, 2009 • 0
Two recent federal grants will allow Yale to digitize rare primary sources of Middle Eastern history, making them accessible to researchers worldwide. The Yale University Library has received a $650,000 four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to digitize Syrian and Palestinian government records, and a $240,000 joint grant from the National Endowment for »

Aldermen: No action on UI

October 6, 2009 • 0
As New Haven’s primary power provider, United Illuminating, prepares to uproot its Church Street headquarters and relocate to neighboring Orange, a majority of New Haven’s aldermen voted to take no action at their meeting Monday night. But even if the Board of Aldermen had objected to the move, Ward 7 Alderwoman Frances Clark said, the »
Yale’s second varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four all won their races and clinched the Connell Cup.