Crown Street gunman detained

The gunman who fled Sunday morning’s College Street shootout that left two men shot was detained Thursday morning, police announced. Police caught Cadell Harris, 26, because he walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound, NHPD spokeswoman Joe Avery said Thursday night. An eyewitness confirmed Harris was at the scene, Avery added, and Harris […]

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Author Foer talks vegetarianism, factory farming

The crowd that filled Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall on Friday to listen to Jonathan Safran Foer was not throwing hamburgers — though the 33-year-old bestselling author of “Everything is Illuminated” said he was expecting just that when he started giving lectures about his new nonfiction book, “Eating Animals,” which discusses arguments for vegetarianism. The event, sponsored by […]

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Observing Rosh Hashana no problem for shoppers

Sloane Heller ’12 asked a professor Wednesday to let her take a seminar she has never attended. The class, “Methods and Ethics in Global Health Research” meets Friday mornings, but Heller missed the first week and will be in synagogue for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and won’t be able to reserve her place […]

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Lewis: Italian art on parade at YUAG

A showdown between mythology and divinity is taking place on the first floor of the Yale University Art Gallery. The face-off is set in Italy and comes with plenty of gold-leaf and autumnal hues, dredged up from between the years 1320 and 1650. The exhibit, curated by the gallery’s European art curator Laurence Kanter and […]

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For Yalie entrepreneurs, a landlord and partner

When student start-ups with little credit, a short track record and uncertain prospects need to expand, they turn to Carter Winstanley. In addition to overseeing the renovation and rebuilding of dilapidated properties in Science Park, Winstanley, co-owner of Winstanley Enterprises, a Massachusetts real estate development company, works closely with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute to help […]

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Women’s Center board looks to broaden appeal

Two years ago, the walls of the Yale Women’s Center bore paintings of female genitalia. The artwork, abstract representations board members made of their own vaginas, was meant to welcome visitors to the Women’s Center, said Isabel Polon ’11, a former political action coordinator for the center. “What’s more inviting than a vagina?” she said. […]

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Student poets reflect, write, recite

Wallace Stevens is alive and well in the work of Yale student poets. At the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Tuesday afternoon, 11 undergraduate and graduate students read their original poetry for an audience of about 60 people. The works touched on nostalgic memories of the poets’ childhoods, paintings at the Yale University Art […]

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In housing, the luck of the draw

In the tangled logistical ordeal of assigning on-campus housing, each residential college has its own game of chance. In Silliman and Jonathan Edwards, students draw playing cards to determine the order in which they select rooms. In Branford, the dean picks numbered Ping Pong balls from a jar. In Berkeley, students fish strips of paper […]

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Brooklyn Butcher gives tasty Tea

Students at Thursday’s Saybrook College Master’s Tea got something meaty to sink their teeth into. Literally. Tom Mylan, the head butcher and co-owner of the Brooklyn butcher shop Meat Hook, carved beef sashimi as he answered questions and passed around savory slices of the shank for an audience of about 50 to try. In fact, […]

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Maps and manuscripts illustrate an old worldview

Napoleon Bonaparte famously had his men re-draw the world’s map to make France larger, but he wasn’t the only historic figure who tried to alter the public’s perceptions with cartography. “Invented Bodies: Shapely Constructs of the Early Modern,” now on view at the Whitney Humanities Center, features maps and manuscripts from the 15th through 18th […]

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Posner raises human rights awareness

Michael Posner sends notes to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 every few hours, asking her if the United States can take in more Haitian refugees severely injured by last month’s devastating earthquake. As Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, that’s one of the ways Posner tries […]

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Steinem headlines talk about feminism

Famed feminist Gloria Steinem said college curricula should be revamped to be more inclusive, warning modern women against “reinventing the wheel” in their feminism because they do not know the complete history of the women’s movement. “We need to include African-American history, women’s history, gay and lesbian history, everything I would call ‘remedial history’ so […]

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