At career fair, job prospects appear bleak even for Yalies

September 14, 2009
Recruiters at Friday’s Tenth Annual Career Fair set a dismal tone for the class of 2010. Although many recruiters interviewed said there are fewer job opportunities than in the past and more competition for the spots available, some said the general outlook this year is better than last year’s. Given the scarcity of employment options, »

Digitization project derailed

September 10, 2009
Four months after Microsoft abruptly terminated its multi-million dollar book digitization deal with the University, Yale officials said they will have to wait for donations or grants to come in before they start another major book scanning project. The University still has some plans to continue digitizing materials held in its libraries and museums that »

Briefly: Law School students work to refinance Shaw’s

April 30, 2009
Through pro-bono clinic work, a team of Yale Law School students have closed the deal on a $11.5-million refinancing of Shaw’s Supermarket on Whalley Avenue. In a process that spanned four semesters, Annita Zhong LAW ’09, Scott Grinsell LAW ’09, Will Bornstein LAW ’11 and Nar Dao SOM ’09, as part of the Community and »

FT editor Barber: Train financial reporters

April 22, 2009
The public is blaming journalists for missing the financial crisis — for being “asleep at the wheel,” as the editor of the Financial Times, Lionel Barber, said at a lecture Tuesday. That criticism is, at least in part, accurate, Barber said. In front of an audience of about 30, Barber discussed the merits of accusations »

YCC candidate busted for illegal table tents

April 14, 2009
As the polls for the Yale College Council Executive Board elections opened Monday, one candidate — Yanni Legmpelos ’12 — was cited for violating campaign regulations. The YCC Elections Committee reprimanded Legmpelos, who is running for treasurer, for placing 20 unauthorized table tents in Commons. The table tents — which had not been stamped or »

‘Renew’-ing electronics

April 9, 2009
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans owned nearly 3 billion electronic products in 2008. But the fate of these items when they become old and obsolete is the landfill, where they can leach toxins like lead and mercury into the environment. Yale’s Richard Littlehale ’10 and Robert Casey ’11 decided to change a waste »

YCBA shows sustainable art

April 3, 2009
A small exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art explored sustainability beyond its traditional realm in science. As a part of the Yale Sustainability Summit, the Yale Center for British Art showcased the works of seven artists who use nature as their subject or medium Thursday afternoon. The special exhibit, “Modern British Art and »

SWIMMING | Q&A: Righi ends career at NCAAs

April 1, 2009
This past weekend at the NCAA Swimming Championships, captain Alex Righi ’09 concluded his collegiate career with fourth, fifth and 12th place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, respectively. In his first race of the meet, the preliminaries of the 50-yard free, Righi tied the American record with a time of »

Diplomat talks economy

March 30, 2009
Even amid a global economic slump, Singapore’s ambassador to the United States told a conference of Yale students Saturday that Asia’s wealth was built on — and will be restored by — free trade. Ambassador Chan Heng Chee addressed the current economic situation in Asia and its potential implications for global power dynamics at this »

Briefly: Second burglar arrested in art theft case

March 30, 2009
Dennis Maluk, 54, was identified and arrested Thursday evening by the New Haven Police Department for stealing various works of art from Yale University and locations in downtown New Haven, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said in a press release Friday. Maluk was responsible for stealing a number of the 39 stolen art pieces police »

Police recover stolen paintings

March 24, 2009
Dozens of pieces of art, including three lifted from Yale’s Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, were recovered from a house near the Yale New Haven Hospital after the man apprehended for stealing multiple works identified their location. At a press conference at the New Haven Police Department headquarters Monday, the 39 recovered pieces were »

U.N. rapporteur addresses immigrant-labor issue

February 27, 2009
“Pull” rather than “push” factors draw illegal immigrants to American soil, a United Nations human rights expert insisted Thursday. Before an audience of about 40 at the United Church on the Green, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants Jorge Bustamante, argued for the humane treatment and an increased awareness of the plight of »
Yale’s second varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four all won their races and clinched the Connell Cup.