HEAVYWEIGHT CREW | Elis second in San Diego

The Yale men’s heavyweight crew competed last weekend in the Copley Cup race in San Diego, Calif., with a second place finish to Syracuse in the petite final of the Collegiate Varsity Invitational. The Yale first varsity crew, led by captain Andrew Collard ’09 at seven, Derek Johnson ’11 at stroke, Marcos Carzolio ’11 at […]

LIGHTWEIGHT CREW | Lightweights win Joy Cup

The lightweight crew took home the Joy Cup on Saturday, besting MIT for the 30th consecutive year. But the victory was taken with a grain of salt. Although the Joy Cup is only contested between Yale and MIT, Georgetown, a guest in the race, beat Yale by a slim margin of 2.7 seconds, 5:32.4 to […]

Briefly: Hillhouse High hosts conference on underage drinking

The New Haven commission on substance abuse presented its third annual town hall meeting to raise awareness about underage alcohol use. The event, held at James Hillhouse High School, was attended by about 100 citizens, most of them high school students. Alcohol is still the No. 1 most often illegally used substance in New Haven, […]


LIGHTWEIGHT CREW | Crew tops Navy in opener

The Yale lightweight crew took home the Eads Johnson trophy on Saturday, winning four races out of five in the season opener against Navy. The Johnson Cup race took place at Princeton’s Lake Carnegie, Princeton — a neutral halfway point between New Haven and Annapolis, Md., where the U.S. Naval Academy is located. This race […]

HEAVYWEIGHT CREW | Heavyweights fall to Bears

For the second year in a row, the Yale heavyweight crew fell to the Brown Bears in its season opener. The contest, which took place on the Seekonk River in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, saw Eli losses in all three races — both the first and second varsity and the freshman boat. Captain Andrew Collard […]

On the ground: Ludacris meets with at-risk youth

Elis were not the only students to hear from Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges on Thursday. Before yesterday’s widely anticipated Branford Master’s Tea, the Grammy winning rapper and actor appeared at a private event organized by Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead with over 50 New Haven high school students. The event, held at the Rose Center in […]


Senior centers to close

Retirement is supposed to be easy, but it will soon be more difficult for New Haven’s senior citizens to find a game of Penochle. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced last Thursday night that three of the six senior centers in New Haven — West River, Westville and Bella Vista — will be closed by July […]


Elis win finance contest

The stock market may have crashed this fall, but the enthusiasm of five of Yale’s aspiring financiers has reached its peak. Last Thursday, a team of Yale students beat out 13 other university teams from the tri-state area to win the Seventh Annual Investment Research Challenge. The event, held at Thomson Reuters in Times Square, […]


Finding New Haven’s cheapest cup of coffee

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. At $1 per cup, Bass Library’s Thain Family Café has the cheapest small coffee in New Haven. But this was not always going to be the case. On the eve of the café’s opening in 2007, several Directed Studies students complained to their […]


Around New Haven

Senate approves Dodd’s Amendment The U.S. Senate approved Thursday Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd’s amendment to restrict executive compensation and bonuses. The “Dodd Amendment” applies to recipients of the Troubled Asset Relief Program fund, a federal program that aims to strengthen the financial sector by using tax dollars to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions. […]


Hakim ’10 provides music, legally

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Music piracy is so last year. As many Americans shift away from downloading protected content to streaming it, Web sites such as YouTube and Hulu have become increasingly popular: People realize they do not need to download songs or videos to enjoy them. […]


Taking shelter from the cold

By Clark Xue WASHINGTON, 9:55 a.m. — As a native of California, I can no longer take the weather and am taking refuge in the Smithsonian until about 11 a.m.  And I’m not the only one with the idea. In fact, there is a line to get in, and hot dog stands are price-gouging. The […]