Ginkgo tree in TD courtyard loses limb

Hurricane Sandy’s howling winds tore a limb from one of the most beloved members of Timothy Dwight College Monday afternoon, ripping down one of the upper branches from the massive ginkgo tree stationed in the TD courtyard. Timothy Dwight Master Jeffrey Brenzel addressed the loss in a Monday evening email to the TD community, writing […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Research reveals bias elusive for consumers

While consumers generally believe that they are good judges of their own preferences, two new studies out of the Yale School of Management suggest that, counterintuitively, individuals have a poor understanding of what motivates certain purchases. In one of the studies, researchers found that associating guilt with the consumption of a hedonic object like a […]

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Benefits seen in natural birth

As the prevalence of Caesarean section births continues to increase in the United States, new research from the Yale School of Medicine suggests that the procedure may impair brain development in offspring. A team of researchers led by School of Medicine Professor Tamas Horvath found that newborn mice birthed naturally had increased levels of mitochondrial […]

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School of Nursing to move to West Campus

Beginning in fall 2013, the School of Nursing will call West Campus home. Yale administrators announced Thursday that YSN will move from its current location at 100 Church Street South, near the Yale School of Medicine, to the University’s West Campus in West Haven, seven miles west of downtown New Haven. Despite concern that the […]

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Study shows subliminal influences

A new field study out of the Yale School of Management is the first to show the influence of well-known psychological tendencies on how much employees choose to save for retirement. The study reports that employees at a big firm chose to increase their retirement savings by up to 2.9 percent of their income after […]

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YCC | Marissa Pettit ’14, events director

Marissa Pettit ’14 wants you to enjoy college. After two years of helping plan events on the Calhoun College Council and nearly a year of service as one of two Calhoun representatives on the Sophomore College Council, Pettit said she wants to be YCC events director so that she can help other Yalies let off […]

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SOM profs combine market research, academia

A group of School of Management professors is trying to bridge the gap between academic and corporate research. More than seven years after two professors founded the Center for Consumer Insights (YCCI) at the Yale School of Management, the center has established ties with more than a dozen major companies and capitalized on these relationships […]

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Singer, athlete Banks-Dobson ’11 dies in crash

Moira Banks-Dobson ’11, who friends and teachers described as a skilled singer, accomplished athlete and dedicated student, was killed in a car accident Tuesday in Berkshire County, Mass. She was 24. At Yale, Banks-Dobson explored both artistic and athletic passions. She sang in two musical groups — Something Extra and Tangled Up in Blue (TUIB) […]

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