On the ground: Elis fill in the blanks

It was 16 minutes into the third crossword puzzle. Heads bowed, brows furrowed and feet tapping away, the participants of Monday’s Third Annual Yale Crossword Tournament were scribbling their answers in the white squares when the door to Linsly-Chittenden 102 burst open. “Is Will Shortz here? Where is Will Shortz?” asked a group of four […]

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Plans for Morse, Stiles revealed

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Morsels and Stilesians crowded into the dark and cramped Stiles common room Thursday for a glimpse at a brighter, sleeker future.Despite a freeze on nearly all other campus construction, the $150 million renovation of Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges are set to move […]

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Q&A | Iceland seeks help of Yale professor

After almost four years of rapid economic expansion, the entire Icelandic banking system melted down last October, resulting in the biggest banking collapse that any country has suffered, relative to its size. The country’s financial success from 2003 to 2007 — during which the Icelandic stock market multiplied by nine times — turned out to […]

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Glass brings radio magic to Yale

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. As Ira Glass ascended to the stage before a packed Law School auditorium, the audience erupted in enthusiastic applause. But as Glass, radio personality and the speaker for the Poynter Fellowship’s annual Gary G. Fryer Memorial Lecture, settled behind his desk, the entire […]

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Danger in the dining halls for Elis with allergies

It came as a shock when roommates found Sabrina Karim ’11 collapsed on her bed shortly after dinner last January. After seeing hives on Karim’s arms and head, her roommates immediately administered her EpiPen before calling for Yale’s minibus service to Yale University Health Services. “The minibus driver thought I was drunk,” Karim said. “Only […]

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Howard Dean, professor?

After a nearly 30-year stint in politics, Howard Dean ’71 is hoping to return to the Elm City — this time as a professor. Dean, the former governor of Vermont and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has applied to teach a residential college seminar, “Understanding Politics and Politicians,” alongside David Berg ’71 GRD […]

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All-night study returns to Bass

Bass Library will continue its 24-hour service during reading week, but if students do not follow the rules, the program may be in jeopardy. Last semester when Bass Library first offered the service, nocturnal students taking advantage of the program to study were joined by a handful of others who brought in tents, sleeping bags, […]

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Studio Space – The Hunchbacks of Harkness

The ascent up Harkness Tower was daunting. 65 steps of winding staircase had brought me within sight of a carillon, but my guide cheerfully informed me that this was just the office level. 72 more steps awaited me. Turning pale, I clung to the railing and struggled on. At the top of the second staircase, […]

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Jugglers present history of world

Neon lights dashed and jumped across a dark stage as jugglers threw Chinese yo-yos and glow sticks into the air. The Yale Anti-Gravity Society, the on-campus organization for juggling aficionados, put on two performances of “A Juggler’s History of the Western World” — which traces the history of mankind from the temptation of Eve to […]

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For int’l Elis, ’08 matters

While scores of students headed to the polls on Tuesday, Shazan Jiwa ’09 did not cast his vote. But this year, Jiwa has actively campaigning with Yale for McCain, volunteering his spare time to talk with undecided students and share his views on the election. Sen. John McCain, Jiwa would argue, should be the next […]

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Harvard pres. discusses book

While the soldiers of the American Civil War are long dead, they were preoccupied with their deaths long before we were. While researching for her last book, Harvard University President and historian Drew Gilpin Faust noticed a startling lack of scholarly work on the theme of death in the Civil War, she said at a […]

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Present professor, past president

Although Aarthy Thamodaran ’09 was well aware that her “Debating Globalization” professor was the former president of Mexico, it took both Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart for the notion to hit home. Sitting in his seminar with 19 others this fall, Thamodaran said she remembered Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 discussing the 50-billion dollar loan that […]

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