Slifka Center founder dies

Alan Slifka ’51, founder of Yale’s Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 81. Slifka, a venture philanthropist and the founder of hedge fund Halcyon/Alan B. Slifka & Company, founded the Slifka Center in 1995 with his mother as a tribute to his late father, […]


Tony award-winning Andy Sandberg ’06 talks theater

Andy Sandberg ’06 has been all over New York’s theater scene in the past few years, working as a director, writer, actor and producer. In 2009, he produced the Broadway revival of “Hair,” for which he received a Tony Award, and since then has worked on more than five different projects. He is currently in […]


Clay talks fashion and Kanye with fellow Yalie

Imma let you finish Yale. Cassius Clay, Yale’s very own connection to Kanye West, misses us, according to a recent article. Fellow Yalie Sofia Cavallo ’10, interviewed Clay, West’s “personal stylist and creative consultant” for Opening Ceremony and asked him about his top holiday fashion picks. She wrote: I caught up with Cassius right here […]


Quidditch for Muggles

Ever since I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the age of six, I’ve dreamed of zooming around on a broom in front of thousands of spectators. But while the child dreamer in me could imagine playing Harry’s favorite sport, the realist knew that Quidditch was a game played only in J.K. Rowling’s […]

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W. CREW | Ritzel, Redman row for gold

Two alumni of the Yale women’s crew team may be destined for the 2012 Olympics. In early November, Jamie Redman ’08 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 were part of a U.S. women’s eight team that rowed its way to a fifth world championship at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand, edging out Canada by 3.7 seconds. According to […]

Elis find housing in Cambridge

Despite the fabled Yale-Harvard rivalry, most Elis plan to sleep behind enemy lines this Friday night. Harvard will play host to many of the Yalies migrating to Cambridge for The Game. Residential colleges and a wide range of cultural organizations have contacted equivalent groups at Harvard about housing arrangements for the weekend. Eleven of 15 […]


ASA buses booked for the Game

Yale has organized transportation to Cambridge for students — less than two weeks before The Game. Associated Student Agencies (ASA) put up a link on its website Tuesday for students to buy chartered bus tickets to and from Harvard for $20 each way. Students interviewed said they were frustrated that the link appeared on a […]


Cake Boss makes the city sweeter

New Haven was a little sweeter than usual this weekend. Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro — owner of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. and star of one of TLC’s highly rated reality show, “Cake Boss” — took the stage Sunday at the Shubert Theater on College Street in New Haven as a sold-out stop on his […]


Awards honor local arts

Fringe arts may just be getting the attention they deserve in New Haven. The Arts Council of Greater New Haven announced Monday that it will give out six awards Dec. 2 to honor people and local organizations that have served the local community through art. This year’s honorees range from a New Haven alderwoman to […]


Italian drama star arrives

The first scene of film opens with a church, then a handful of people appear under the tall vaulted ceilings to sing, dance and roll on the floor making baby noises. The film is the work of Thomas Richards ’84, the artistic director of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, which is an […]


SOUND HALL debuts “radical” art form

A series of snapshots are matched with voiceovers from randomly selected audience members. This strange concept is the outline of a film produced by Ian Svenonius, an anti-authoritarian musician and writer, who screened his work, “The Backward Message,” Monday at the local bookstore Detritus at Project Storefronts on 71 Orange St. Svenonius also gave a […]


Haskins Laboratories works with artists

Art and science may not always go hand-in-hand, but, as a recent exhibition of science-inspired art demonstrates, the two can inspire and inform each other. Haskins Laboratories — a Yale-affiliated research institution located on 300 George St. — is hosting an exhibition of abstract sculpture and painting, called “Mind Sets,” in conjunction with the Arts […]