Artspace installs new leadership

September 11, 2007
Visitors to Artspace, the Ninth Square’s proud outpost of artistic innovation, will notice that several important faces have changed over the summer among the gallery’s staff. But it will be harder to find any major changes to the spirit of openness and originality that has ensured its relevance over the past 23 years. Now under »

Artspace holds fundraising auction

April 24, 2007
Ready with a full martini bar, an all-star auctioneer and over 75 artistic pieces up for bidding, Artspace is in the midst of final preparations for its annual Gala Benefit Auction this Saturday evening. The program will feature both a silent auction of works culled from the gallery’s Flatfile collection and a live auction of »

Artspace to lose two top staff members

April 10, 2007
After nearly a decade at the helm of New Haven’s avant-garde flagship Artspace, two of the gallery’s top staff members will be bound for new ports this summer. Executive Director Helen Kauder and Gallery Director Denise Markonish are both scheduled to leave the gallery in July. Their departure signals the end of an era for »

Ads stir up, refer to drama

March 27, 2007
“Sexy,” “scandalous” and “unforgettable” are the words the Yale Repertory Theatre uses to describe Frank Wedekind’s drama “Lulu.” But according to two major newspapers, the play isn’t the only thing pushing the envelope. The Yale Rep had intended to publicize its upcoming production of “Lulu” with newspaper advertisements featuring a photograph of a woman’s bare »

‘Animals’ exhibit startles, subverts

February 13, 2007
Naked mole rats are blind, entirely without fur and capable of surviving only at temperatures between 85 and 92 degrees. Genetically speaking, the wrinkled, hairless rodents are also one of the most inbred animal species on earth. And for artist Pawel Wojtasik, they are a haunting metaphor for humankind. Now, as part of a new »

Journalist discusses border

April 14, 2006
Journalist and dual Mexican-American citizen David Brooks estimated that two to three million people across America demonstrated on Monday for increased immigrants’ rights, and not all of them were concentrated in major urban centers, revealing what he said was an emerging political movement. “The Anglo media was really taken by surprise,” Brooks said. “There was »

New Haven notables are in the cards

March 29, 2006
Ian Applegate’s handwriting is famous, at least by New Haven standards. Chances are, most Yalies have already seen it on the menu at Koffee Too? on York Street, spelling out words like “Viennese” and “Moccaccino” on the board behind the counter. But in case anyone needed reassurance that Applegate’s distinctive lettering possesses local celebrity status, »

NHA lights up Dwight’s night

February 22, 2006
With a half-dozen boxes of energy-efficient light bulbs and a bevy of informational fliers, Berry Kennedy ’08 spoke to a gathering of residents from New Haven’s Dwight neighborhood on Tuesday evening in hopes of educating them on ways to reduce crime in their community. Kennedy’s presentation, given during a community meeting at the Union Temple »

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January 24, 2006
Sillimander T.J. George ’09 has made a habit of visiting friends on Old Campus. Three or four nights a week, he dons his parka and winter hat and hauls his backpack to a friend’s common room in Lanman Wright. George often stays until the wee hours of the morning, eating, talking, doing studying and singing. »

Transfers strive to blend in

November 17, 2005
Most college students confront the anxiety of a first-year college experience only once. But a rising number of students adjust to life at more than one higher education institution, according to a report released last week by the National Survey of Student Engagement. Undergraduate transfer students are less inclined to engage in academic and extracurricular »

Queer Peers provides counseling

November 10, 2005
First-year college life can present difficulties to any freshman on campus, but last year the leaders of Yale’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cooperative saw an especially vexing problem: Queer frosh who were coming out for the first time did not know where to turn. “I just remember that there was nothing available to me »

Center’s progress continues

September 22, 2005
As St. Thomas More’s Chaplain Bob Beloin will tell you, there is no such thing as linoleum in a building designed by Cesar Pelli. The esteemed architect and former dean of the Yale School of Architecture is known for using only the finest materials in his work. So when architects from Pelli’s firm needed to »