Twenty Yalies came to campus this fall not only to be students but also to become soldiers. For the first time in four decades, ROTC groups have been established at the University — setting cadets on the task of once again merging the military with the academic.

UP CLOSE | For country or for Yale?

September 26, 2012 • 7
At 5:30 a.m., Josh Clapper ’16 woke up. He had five minutes to stand at attention, brush his teeth and put on his uniform. Clapper attended his morning workout, showered quickly and joined the other participants of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps summer orientation program for morning chow. He couldn’t speak to any of »

Students advocate for Yale Ward

March 27, 2012 • 0
At a Monday meeting of the Yale College Democrats, students expressed shared interest in ensuring Ward 1 remains primarily inhabited by Yalies after the ward’s boundaries change in the current redistricting process. The meeting brought together members of the Dems, the Ward 1 Democratic Committee co-chairs, and Yale spokesman Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93, a »

Yale Muslims work to open dialogue

March 2, 2012 • 33
This past Tuesday, standing on Cross Campus, Mostafa Al-Alusi ’13 held up a sign that read “I’m a Muslim” while another student snapped a photo that would soon be posted to Facebook as part of an online campaign. Al-Alusi was one of 116 participants in the “Call the NYPD Campaign,” a student-organized response to news »

Re-evaluating group registrations

February 29, 2012 • 7
Last month, the Yale College Dean’s Office required all registered student organizations to send at least three members to attend one of the University’s first-ever leadership training sessions. The 75-minute long presentations, held three times in the same number of days, primarily outlined the hazing and sexual misconduct rules written in the Undergraduate Regulations. The »

Conceiving Sex Weeks

February 9, 2012 • 3
In 2006, Trojan conducted its first annual review of sexual health on college campuses. In the Sexual Health Report Card, as they called it, Yale ranked first. The report card pointed to Sex Week at Yale as a reason for the University’s perfect score. Since its founding by two undergraduates in 2002, the week had »

TEDxYale arrives on campus

February 6, 2012 • 0
Over 300 students, faculty and alumni attended the inaugural TEDxYale conference Saturday to hear the stories of 25 presenters affiliated with Yale. In short, rapid-fire presentations throughout the day, the speakers shared their ideas with a packed crowd in the auditorium of Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall. The speakers at the conference, which is a culmination »

TV producer hails medical journalism

January 24, 2012 • 0
In an afternoon away from the studios of “World News with Diane Sawyer,” Emmy-nominated ABC producer Susan Schwartz SPH ’80 shared her belief in the value of reporting about medical issues. Schwartz, who focuses on medical topics for the nightly news program, spoke to a group of about 20 students Monday evening in the Branford »

October storm aftermath informs winter preparation

December 7, 2011 • 1
Though more than a month has passed since a nor’easter blanketed campus on Family Weekend, the snowstorm’s political ramifications have continued throughout the state. Connecticut Light & Power, the state’s largest electricity utility, was found in a recent state-comissioned report to be dramatically unprepared for an emergency event of the magnitude seen after the Oct. »

Economics and linguistics merge in study

November 15, 2011 • 2
According to a Yale professor’s recent study, high savings rates in certain countries may be due to how citizens speak in the future tense. In a working paper published in August, Keith Chen, an associate professor of economics at the Yale School of Management, argued that speakers of languages with a “weak,” or less distinguished, »

Running back Randall ’14 talks rivalry

November 15, 2011 • 0
With the 128th meeting of Yale and Harvard on the gridiron less than a week away, the News will be bringing you exclusive, one-on-one interviews with the player who will shape the course of the Game. First up: running back Deon Randall ’14. After the Bulldogs claimed 33-24 victory over the Princeton Tigers on Saturday, »

Rep. Murphy talks campaign

November 11, 2011 • 0
Connecticut’s 2012 U.S. Senate race season began at Yale on Thursday evening in the Dwight Hall common room. Rep. Chris Murphy of Connecticut’s fifth District, one of four candidates competing in a Democratic primary in the race to replace the retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67, spoke to a group of about 20 students »

Buckley course pends approval

November 9, 2011 • 8
The student-run William F. Buckley, Jr. Program’s efforts to attract funding for a course on the conservative alumnus’ legacy has earned mention in national media outlets, but Yale administrators said outside donors have supported academic courses in the past. Nathaniel Zelinsky ’13, president of the program, said the organization “linked” an anonymous donor with the »