The $100 million couple

February 18, 2009 • 6
When a writer for Wine Spectator magazine embarked upon a three-day interview with Stephen Adams ’59 while touring through his six sprawling vineyards in Bordeaux, France, he asked Adams and his wife, Denise, if they would reveal a secret — a secret they had kept for nearly three years. They obliged: It was in that »

AEPi to host indie bands

February 10, 2009 • 0
Sample some of Yale’s indie music scene this Friday when AEPi fraternity and WYBC host a concert called Post-Modern Love featuring Harlem Shakes, a band that began at Yale, and Chief, a New York City based band. The three Yalies in Harlem Shakes — bassist Jose Soegaard ’06, lead singer Alexander “Lexy” Benaim ’06 and »

Whiffenpoofs celebrate 100 years

January 30, 2009 • 8
Not a note has changed in “The Whiffenpoof Song” since 1909. True, over the years, members of the historic Yale Whiffenpoofs a cappella group have added new songs and arrangements to their repertoire, but their emphasis on the true, vintage tunes remains the same. The Whiffs will take the stage in celebration of their centennial »

Apps. to art school increase

January 23, 2009 • 0
At least in part due to the economic downturn, the Yale School of Art received 11 percent more applications for the 2009 fall class. As of January 7, the application deadline, the School of Art had 1,278 total applicants, marking the greatest number of applicants the school has ever had. Director of Academic Affairs Patricia »

Struggling Whitney updates spring features

January 20, 2009 • 1
The Cinema at the Whitney’s revamped spring semester lineup is already set, but the future of the film organization remains unclear. In an e-mail to members of Cinema at the Whitney, Professor Maria Menocal, director of the Whitney Humanities Center and a chief provider of funding for the Cinema, expressed concern about low membership numbers »

Coosje van Bruggen, art lecturer, dies at 66

January 15, 2009 • 0
Coosje van Bruggen, a senior lecturer at the School of Art from 1996 to 1997, renowned for the colorful large-scale sculptures she created with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg ’50, died on Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. The critic, art historian and artist was 66 and battling metastatic breast cancer. Although her time »

Next JE master hospitalized

December 10, 2008 • 0
The master-designate of Jonathan Edwards College, Richard Lalli MUS ’86, sustained a brain hemorrhage on Sunday, and his condition is unknown. Lalli, who is scheduled to assume office Jan. 1, is recovering at Yale-New Haven Hospital, JE Dean Kyle Farley told students in an e-mail message on Monday. A hospital spokesman said Tuesday evening that »

Former Glee Club director dies

December 10, 2008 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Fenno Heath ’50 MUS ’52, director of the Yale Glee Club from 1953-1992, passed away Friday evening at the age of 81. His family did not wish to release the cause of death. One of only seven Glee Club conductors ever, he devoted »

Ivy fashion prevails

December 2, 2008 • 0
Fashion trends may come and go each season, but Ivy League style is, apparently, timeless. “Take Ivy,” a fashion book featuring Ivy League style from the 1960s was recently sold on eBay for $1,424.99. The photos were taken by Japanese photographer Cullen Hayashida, who ventured behind the prestigious gates of all eight Ivy universities to »

Eli photographs Obama

December 2, 2008 • 6
About 27 months ago, photojournalist Scout Tufankjian ’00 sat in a dark room, begrudgingly waiting for a senator from Illinois. Unbeknownst to her at the time, that night would impact the next two years of her life. Now, just a few months before Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States, Tufankjian will »

‘Milk’ screening fills the Whitney

November 21, 2008 • 0
Though Thanksgiving will mark the 30th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s assassination, his struggle is alive today. Given that two of the most significant moments in the gay rights movement — the legalization of same-sex marriage in Connecticut and the passage of California’s Proposition 8 — happened this month, the release of a film about Milk, »

Soul of LeWitt | Art in retrospective

November 18, 2008 • 0
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Sol LeWitt once said: “When artists make art, they shouldn’t question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another.” But the artists who created Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s new retrospective of his work questioned their moves during each step of the creative process. The three-story “Sol LeWitt: A »