New café opens in the Becton Center
With today’s opening of the new 44-seat café on the first floor of the Becton Center, Yale’s engineers will now have a place tailor-fit to lounge and work.
Weight bias extends to courtroom
In a study conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, participants given hypothetical court cases were more likely to deem overweight female defendants guilty of a crime over their lean counterparts.
ITS to launch online TV streaming
When students return to Yale next semester, they will have access to high-definition TV anywhere on campus — all through their laptops.
Students, faculty observe World AIDS Day
In honor of the 25th annual World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, student groups and faculty from across Yale College and the graduate schools raised awareness about the disease and reached out to New Haven residents suffering from AIDS.
Fiscal cliff looms over sciences
While Yale research may weather the "fiscal cliff," the increasing scarcity of federal grants has forced some faculty to scale back their ambitions.
Despite Sandy, Yalies vote
Though last week’s hurricane complicated voting for many in the Northeast Tuesday, most Yale students surveyed from the affected states said the conditions did not impact their ability to vote. New York and New Jersey took drastic measures to facilitate voting. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York temporarily suspended portions of the state’s election law »
‘Science’ awards Yale rainforest class
A Yale course that sends student to harvest and analyze plant samples from South American rainforests won the Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from Science magazine last month. Since the course began in 2007, students in “Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory” have spent spring break in South America gathering a class of microbes called endophytes for analysis »
Former School of Medicine administrator sues University
A 63-year-old former Yale School of Medicine administrator is suing the University on the grounds that he was fired because of his age. In a complaint filed in April at the United States District Court in New Haven, Martin Donovan claims the University decided he had reached retirement age and justified his March 2011 termination »
In STEM fields, faculty retention an open question
When John Morrell ’86, a professor of mechanical engineering, was named director of the highly-anticipated Center for Engineering Innovation and Design in May 2011, engineering students and faculty had no idea that he would leave the University for a job offer at Apple a month before the Center’s opening. His sudden departure left the CEID »
Food stamps buying billions in soda
Yale researchers estimate approximately $2 billion of food stamps are spent every year on sugary drinks that provide no nutritional content and contribute to obesity. After analyzing supermarket purchasing data, researchers found not only that individuals using food stamps were more likely to buy sugary drinks, but also that food stamps paid for nearly three »
West Campus unaffected by Levin’s departure, admins and scientists say
Despite University President Richard Levin’s integral role in creating Yale’s West Campus, his resignation at the end of this year is unlikely to change the future of the scientific hub, West Campus administrators and scientists say. The majority of the West Campus faculty and administrators interviewed, and Levin himself, said that West Campus has enough »