New legislation sweeps states

Last night, voters across 38 states expressed their opinions on more than 176 pieces of legislation. From the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington to the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maine and Maryland, Election Day saw sweeping changes in the laws of several states. Colorado and Washington became the first […]

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BME prof wins Packard Fellowship

Yale biomedical engineering assistant professor Rong Fan was awarded the 2012 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering Oct. 15. Fan, who passed several screening rounds first within and then outside Yale to clinch the fellowship, will be awarded $875,000 over a five-year period from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. These Fellowships are awarded to […]

Sci-Tech

Yalies place in top 10 at programming competition

Three Yale teams emerged in the top 10 of an Oct. 28 programming competition that brought together computer connoisseurs for a one-day tournament held at Stony Brook University, New York. The competitors faced off at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, a large competition held every year that tests programming skills. Out of the nine […]

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Milky Way consumes stars, galaxies

The Milky Way is slowly expanding its domain by ingesting neighboring galaxies and stars, according to a recent study conducted by Yale astronomers. Astronomy student Ana Bonaca GRD ’16 began researching the integration of star clusters neighboring the Milky Way for her first-year project in 2010. Her findings were compiled in a paper soon to […]

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Research links genetics, autism

Researchers have come one step closer to unraveling the genetic origins of autism. A study examining the relationship between genetic abnormalities and autism, which appeared online on Oct. 9, is slated for later publication in the journal “Molecular Psychiatry.” Yale School of Medicine psychiatry resident Daniel Moreno De Luca, the study’s lead author, said the […]

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President and CEO of Citizens United talks campaign finance

David Bossie, president and CEO of Citizens United, delivered an address on the importance of free speech in politics at the Yale Political Union Tuesday evening, evoking distinctly different reactions from the parties on the left and the right. In his talk on the topic “Citizens United is Good for Democracy,” Bossie discussed his belief […]

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AGGARWAL: The bubble’s good for us

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Report finds uptick in robberies, sex offenses

Yale released its annual report on campus security and fire safety for 2011 in an email sent Monday afternoon by Associate Vice President for Administration Janet Linder. The report, compiled annually as required by federal law, showed that campus crime stayed relatively steady from 2010 to 2011, except for an increase in robberies and reported […]

City

Yale Club of NYC plans funding initiative

The Yale Club of New York City is outlining plans to begin funding undergraduate organizations ­— particularly those representing cultural and racial minorities on campus ­— through the Undergraduate Organizations Committee. Jennifer Warpool, director of marketing and communications at the Yale Club of NYC, said the club is excited about the initiative, though most of […]

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AGGARWAL: For success, protect liberty

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Opposition leaders discuss Indian economy

Two politicians from India’s leading opposition parties spoke on a panel Sunday afternoon about the numerous socioeconomic issues confronting their country. Arun Jaitley, leader of the opposition in the Upper House of India’s parliament, and Nand Kishore Singh, another opposition and Upper House member, spoke at a session in Luce Hall moderated by Steven Wilkinson, […]

University

AGGARWAL: Malthus and me

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