First female dean steps up

Early last week, Mary Miller GRD ’81 was set to move into a new house, resume her research and step down at the year’s end as master of Saybrook College. Then University President Richard Levin called, and everything changed. Miller is now poised to become the first female dean of Yale College, effective Dec. 1, […]



Mary E. Miller GRD ’81, the Sterling Professor of the History of Art and master of Saybrook College, was named the next dean of Yale College in a ceremony this afternoon. University President Richard Levin announced Miller’s appointment — first reported by the News this morning — which fills the position that had been opened […]


For Miller, deanship would be a balancing act

The Association of Yale Alumni’s video lecture series “The Great Teachers at Yale” features lectures by 10 of the University’s most revered professors, including Peter Salovey GRD ’86, dean of Yale College from 2004 to 2008, and Richard Brodhead ’68 GRD ’72, dean of Yale College from 1993 to 2004. If being deemed a “great […]


Professor’s device hits sweet spot with pros

Vijay Singh, the world’s No. 3-ranked golfer, is poised to win the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup, its yearlong playoff, in less than two weeks. His points lead is so large, in fact, that he needs only to complete the Tour Championship on Sept. 25-28 to clinch the victory. But before Singh won three of the […]


Debt deepens at Mory’s

Managers and patrons of Mory’s, New Haven’s time-honored club, are now facing the harsh reality that tradition, on its own, may not be enough to sustain the Yale-exclusive institution. Earlier this week, the News reported that Mory’s is in the process of updating its look and feel to become more student-friendly and prevent itself from […]


Experienced, and confident

Women’s soccer captain Emma Whitfield ’09 talks to the News about defeat in the season opener against UConn, the dynamics of the team and what to expect from these Eli women in the coming weeks. QYou and the three other seniors on the team this year had quite a start to your Yale career — […]

Mory’s 2.0: Avoiding the Doodle’s fate

Clinking silverware, hearty laughter and well-suited young men spinning upside-down chalices on their heads have been staples of a typical Saturday night at Mory’s for decades. It was by happenstance that Mory’s even became an Eli-only tradition. More than 140 years ago, a group of Yale crew members casually stopped by Frank and Jane Moriarty’s […]


Track teams pick up strong times at Penn Relays

In the last weekend of competition before the two-week hiatus that precedes the Heptagonal Championship, several members of the men’s and women’s track teams had the opportunity to gauge their performances against some of the nation’s top competitors. Relay teams and several individuals representing the Bulldogs competed in the three-day-long Penn Relays, a 114-year-old meet […]

At Mr. Levin’s side, a first lady and a conscience

With her diminutive frame, pixie-cut salt-and-pepper hair and crisp black wardrobe, Jane Levin does not stand out in a typical Yale crowd. But as the wife of Yale’s 22nd president and director of undergraduate studies for Directed Studies, the selective freshman humanities program, Levin is a University power player who does more than just stand […]


Men whack Harvard, but w. track falls to Crimson

At the Yale-Harvard dual this weekend, both Crimson and navy blood was shed. The Eli men pierced the Crimson in the dual-style meet with a 112-50 victory in New Haven on Saturday, but the Bulldog women fell to Harvard with a score of 96-65. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12268″ ] The meet marked the first Ivy League match-up […]

Three Elis qualify for NCAA regionals

Splitting the teams to compete in two separate meets last week focused the attention of the men and women’s track and field teams on their individual events, and three Bulldog runners transformed that attention into standout performances over the weekend. The women’s team fell to Ivy League rivals Penn and Princeton in Philadelphia on Saturday, […]

Track teams split up and focus on individual times

Both track squads divided this weekend. But conquering was not their goal. On opposite sides of the Mason-Dixon line, half of the members from the men’s and women’s track teams competed in the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton while the other half traveled to Williamsburg, Va., for the Colonial Relays at William and Mary. “The […]