Patti Smith lunches with students, talks art

It’s not every day that students get to rub elbows with a bona fide rock star. But for a handful of Yalies involved in the arts, that’s exactly what happened at a luncheon in the School of Art with visiting singer-songwriter Patti Smith last Thursday. Smith, a singer, poet, and Rock and Roll Hall of […]

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The Costume Bazaar

‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.’ So instructs the sign tacked to a strip of canvas hanging from the basement ceiling. Too late: a gap in the fabric offers a generous view of concrete floor, storage boxes, someone’s old bike. The wizard, it seems, has left the building. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”258″ ] [ydn-legacy-photo-inline […]

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Video art finds virtual home

In the coming weeks, the School of Art will begin constructing a new gallery space to exhibit student work. But this construction site will not require hard hats. The school is working to launch a virtual gallery, called “Video Wall,” through its website to feature students’ video projects in an effort to make video projects […]

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Registration dominated by Democrats

The Yale College Democrats are making the final push to get voters registered as the election nears, but Republicans have been conspicuously absent from registration drives. In the last month, the Yale Political Engagement Project, a College Democrats committee for raising political awarness, has held three nonpartisan registrations, said Katharine Gallogly ’12, the Political Engagement […]

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Faculty art show lets students be the critics

A watermelon sits on a white pedestal in the gallery of 1156 Chapel St., the Yale School of Art’s exhibition hall. Beside it, a set of instructions: Hold the watermelon against your stomach, assuming a pregnant posture. Walk to the center of the room, close your eyes, and imagine yourself as a shape. “Be this […]

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Six Yale organizations register 264 to vote

With the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 midterm elections less than a week away, six Yale organizations spent Saturday in efforts to increase turnout and registered over 250 students and city residents. After a day of sitting outsideof the dining halls, recruiting outside Payne-Whitney Gym, and canvassing Old Campus and New […]

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YCBA exhibit features contemporary British art

Canvases piled inches thick with acrylic paint, bright still life screen prints and blurred abstractions in pastel colors hang side by side on the third floor of the Yale Center for British Art. This is contemporary British art. “The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie” — a new […]

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A design lesson, brick by brick

Fifty students at the School of Architecture spent their summers carrying planks, pouring concrete, hammering nails, and laying bricks. Soon, a homeless person, hopefully a veteran, will move in. At the end of their first years, all architecture students participate in the Yale Building Project, which gives students hands-on construction experience while providing a house […]

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YCC | Guillermo Peralta ’12, vice president

Guillermo Peralta’s ’12 platform for Yale College Council vice president has four main components: academic reform, more comprehensive financial aid, improved student services and increased collaboration between the YCC and other student groups. The Branford College YCC representative said he is focusing on specific and achievable policy goals, such as instituting a language certificate program […]

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Junior class race reopened

The Yale College Council has reopened elections for the Junior Class Council chair, extending the deadline from Tuesday afternoon to 4 p.m. today. When no sophomores had submitted materials for the position by the original deadline, the YCC asked the five sophomores running for YCC vice president if they wanted to switch their candidacy to […]

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For speakers, Yale looks local

The East Asian Studies program last year invited more than 20 guest lecturers — from as far away as the University of California-Berkeley — to speak on campus. But this year, the program has invited less than half that number, with fewer speakers traveling internationally and cross country, East Asian studies and comparative literature professor […]

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Citizen journalism cautioned

Speaking at the Whitney Humanities Center on Monday, journalist Farai Chideya said emerging forms of media such as blogs and Twitter feeds have opened up journalism to ordinary citizens and allowed human rights activists to organize supporters. But she cautioned that online technology is not without negative consequences to journalism as a professional pursuit. “A […]

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