Friends and faculty remember Dufault ’11 in memorial service

Over 200 students, faculty and family gathered Thursday afternoon in Battell Chapel for a memorial service honoring Michele Dufault ’11, who died two weeks ago in a machine shop accident in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. The hour-long service celebrated the Saybrook senior’s life, as those close to Dufault shared stories of her inspirational passion for science […]

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Power plant fuels campus life

Few students notice the Yale power plant, a generic brick building at the corner of Grove and Ashmun streets. Those who do — in particular, the students living in Swing Space right next door — complain that the construction that keeps the plant up-to-date wakes them up at the crack of dawn. But Yale’s Central […]

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High school students lobby for change

Lea Winter and Isaiah Lee are trying to reform New Haven education. Winter, a senior, and Lee, a junior, have a personal interest in reforming the school system — they are students at Wilbur Cross High School. In the midst of New Haven’s school reform initiative and following the August appointment of new principal Peggy […]

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McChrystal cleared of ‘wrongdoing’

Yale professor and retired-general Stanley McChrystal has been cleared of all “wrongdoing” implied in a profile published in the Rolling Stone this summer, according to the Associated Press. An inquiry conducted by the Pentagon “called into question the accuracy of the magazine’s report,” and the office of the Defense Department inspector general “concluded that the […]

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Friends travel to Dufault’s funeral

SCITUATE, Mass. — Family and friends gathered Saturday morning for a funeral to commemorate the life of Michele Dufault ’11, a Saybrook College senior who died in a machine shop accident last Wednesday. Over 400 people filled St. Mary of the Nativity Church Saturday in her hometown to honor what Dufault’s mother Diane Quintin Dufault […]

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Campus mourns ‘rising star’ Dufault ’11

Michele Dufault ’11, a senior in Saybrook College, a passionate physicist, oceanographer and saxophonist, and a dedicated friend, died early Wednesday morning in a tragic accident. She was 22. Members of the Yale community lit candles in Saybrook College’s Killingworth Courtyard Wednesday night in honor of Dufault — they remembered her genuine kindness and intellectual […]

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McChrystal gets new gig in Obama admin, will continue to teach at Yale

Yale professor and retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal is officially working with the Obama administration once again. The New York Times reported Sunday that McChrystal will lead an advisory board called Joining Forces. The public service program will focus on providing support for military families, according to the article, striving “to encourage companies, schools, philanthropic […]

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One year later, campus considers way forward

The morning after junior Cameron Dabaghi ’11 took his own life, students learned of the loss in a message from Yale College Dean Mary Miller. The message, though brief, brimmed with offers of support from formal counseling services at Yale Health and the Chaplain’s Office, as well as from campus figures such as deans, masters, […]

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Photographer captures life at Yale

Even after 36 years at Yale, University Photographer Michael Marsland is still finding new gargoyles. A Yale photographer since 1975, Marsland has served as University photographer since 1987. Many of the archetypal pictures of the campus on the University’s website and in its publications are his, and on any given day new photos appear in […]

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Yale lags in adult education

Last month, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced the University’s newest community education initiative for alumni and parents: Directed Studies for Life. For $6,500, up to 36 Yale-affiliated adults can spend two weeks this summer revisiting the Greek classics studied in the opening weeks of the freshman Directed Studies humanities program. As of Monday, 16 […]

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Shuttles cut service

Yale community members calling to schedule a daytime shuttle ride this month have been greeted by a special message: on Feb. 28, “door-to-door vehicle escorts will no longer be available.” The weekday door-to-door rides will end Monday in an effort to make Yale’s transit systems more efficient and sustainable. University officials say the cut will […]

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Yale Station survives fiscal woes

Following last week’s release of the U.S. Postal Service’s first quarter financial losses, renewed speculation arose around whether USPS would be closing post offices in the New Haven area. Five offices had been considered for closure in August 2009, but Yale Station, at least for now, is here to stay. As the flurry of red […]

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