Gretchen Weiner just isn't gruel

And In That Moment I Swear We Were All Gretchen Weiners

March 1, 2013 • 0
When my editor first asked me to write a view, his only instruction was that I “be funny.”

Ugandan journalist condemns Western aid in Africa

November 8, 2011 • 0
To celebrate the first day of Africa Week at Yale, the Yale African Student Association brought Ugandan retired farmer, marathon runner and prominent journalist Andrew Mwenda to share with Yale students his critical views on the state of Western aid in Africa. Ugandan journalist Mwenda spoke to approximately 30 students on Monday about Western aid »

Cuban art comes to New Haven

October 28, 2011 • 0
For artists like Reynier Ferrer, the active literary and cinematic culture that emerged in post-revolution Cuba in the 1950s continues to be a source of inspiration. On Thursday, an exhibition of works by prominent Cuban painter Ferrer opened at Arte Inc., a small gallery on Grand Avenue dedicated to promoting Latino art and culture. The »

Mastering the portrait

October 13, 2011 • 4
In the Branford College dining hall, a portrait hanging on the back wall displays, with expressive brushstrokes, former Master Steven Smith clad in a suit and round glasses, wearing a tie with an upside-down depiction of his wife’s face staring back. This past January, Smith announced he would be leaving his post at the head »

Japanese artist presents music videos, flip books

October 4, 2011 • 1
Imagine seeing your face in the music video for your favorite band or holding a rainbow in your hands. Masashi Kawamura, founder and creative director of creative agency PARTY Inc., has made these dreams a reality with his art. Before founding PARTY Inc., Kawamura worked with large companies such as Playstation, Google and Axe. Despite »
David Blight’s ’54 “American Oracle” was published at the end of May.

Blight talks Civil War, African-American authors

September 27, 2011 • 0
It is often said that history is written by the victors, but author David Blight ’54 is attempting to sift through the literature of the Civil War and find the truths in between the words of the winners and the losers. Yesterday, approximately 50 teachers and students gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall to celebrate the publication »
The Vlock Building Project requires School of Architecture students to design a house during their first year.

2011 Vlock adds new house to New Haven block

September 20, 2011 • 1
Over 200 people gathered at 456 Orchard St. on Monday for the unveiling of the Architecture School’s 2011 Vlock Building Project. The Project is a program that has been in place in one form or another for over 40 years and in the past several years has resulted in the ground-up construction of a brand »
Left to right: Daisy Froud, Vincent Lacovara, Geoff Shearcroft and Tom Coward. The four are directors of architectural firm Agents of Change, and gave a panel lecture at the Architecture School on Monday.

Architects discuss old forms, new functions

August 31, 2011 • 0
Monday night, Hastings Hall in the School of Architecture’s Rudolph Hall was filled to capacity with architecture buffs eager to listen to a panel lecture from British architects known for their innovative designs that create new the frontiers for the industry. In the lecture, titled “Sampling and Synthesizing,” Tom Coward, Daisy Froud, Vincent Lacovara and »

YCC | Eric Eliasson ’14, treasurer

April 11, 2011 • 0
As current Freshman College Council chair and former FCC vice-chair, Eric Eliasson ’14 has been involved in student government and life for the past year at Yale. Eliasson, one of the four candidates running for Yale College Council treasurer, said he plans to take the experience he gained on FCC this year and apply it »

Lipka: Selling our public servants short

April 1, 2011 • 2
In Maine, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Ohio, public officials and employees are being crucified. Our government workers have faced pension changes, disrespect of their unions, attempts to curb their First Amendment rights and a sharply negative characterization in the news media. New Jersey, my home state, started the witch hunt a year ago when our »

Lipka: Middle school vs. art school

March 25, 2011 • 38
Undergraduates have limited interaction with graduate students. My sole exposure to them, until recently, has been limited to TAs and occasional glimpses during meals in HGS. But since I got back from break, I have spent a lot of time at Yale’s art school — in the sculpture building, at events and even at the »
David Salle, an American post-modern artist, discussed the nexus between pictoral art and presentational art during his talk at the School of Art on Monday night.

American painter David Salle and students discuss art and interpretations

March 22, 2011 • 1
American painter David Salle visited the Yale School of Art on Monday night to talk to students about ’80s visual art, and the relationship between pictorial and presentational art. Salle is widely recognized as one of the premiere artists of the postmodern movement in the United States. His works are known for their seemingly random »