Registration dominated by Democrats

October 22, 2010
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 »

Faculty art show lets students be the critics

October 19, 2010
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 »

Six Yale organizations register 264 to vote

October 13, 2010
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 »

YCBA exhibit features contemporary British art

September 21, 2010
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 »
First-year architecture students designed and built a house in New Haven for a low-income family.

A design lesson, brick by brick

September 10, 2010
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 »

YCC | Guillermo Peralta ’12, vice president

April 9, 2010
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 »

Junior class race reopened

April 8, 2010
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 »

For speakers, Yale looks local

February 24, 2010
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 »

Citizen journalism cautioned

February 2, 2010
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 »

Friday seminars stifle shopping

January 22, 2010
Though shopping period ends today, for some courses it’s also the first day of class. When the University began to recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in 2002, administrators moved classes scheduled for Monday to the preceding Friday in the first week of shopping period. While this measure allows students to attend Monday classes »
NuVal assigns food items with nutritional points.

Yale researcher’s nutrition system promotes health

January 13, 2010
For those resolved to eat better in the new year, Yale School of Medicine researcher David Katz might have a solution. NuVal, a system designed by Katz that assigns a numerical evaluation of a food’s nutritional content, is currently available at three different supermarket chains. Katz said he hopes the system will help Americans to »

Lights pose holiday hazard

December 9, 2009
Yale’s fire codes are preventing some students from decking the halls this Christmas season — halls like Farnam and Durfee, that is. While many Yalies decorate their dorms with string lights for the holiday season, hanging lights both inside and outside campus buildings technically violates fire codes, said Anthony Kearns, director of utilities distribution and »