Jerry relishes helping ‘neighbors’

When an overweight 13-year-old named Jerry Greenfield found himself lagging behind the rest of the gym class, right beside him was another hefty classmate named Ben Cohen. The gym teacher told the two they would have to run a seven-minute mile before they could stop. “Ben yelled back that if he couldn’t run it the […]


Stout women pass on genes, study finds

The theory of evolution suggests that mankind evolved from apes. But are humans still evolving? A team lead by Yale researcher Stephen Stearns says yes. They found that women’s fertility still affects natural selection. By tracking 2,238 post-menopausal women living in Framingham, Mass. over a period of 60 years, Stearns and his team found that […]


New building does not fit in

Rosenkranz Hall appears on Yale’s campus like a Piet Mondrian in a room full of Rembrandts: out of place. The four-story building, located on 115 Prospect St., houses classrooms and offices for social science students and professors. Though Koetter Kim & Associates, the Boston-based architecture firm that designed Rosenkranz, claims on its Web site that […]


Memorial bike rides honor Bingham ’09

Family and friends of the late Sylvia Bingham ’09 organized four memorial bike rides Saturday to promote bicycle safety in Bingham’s honor. Almost 100 family, friends and classmates participated in simultaneous bike rides in Cleveland, San Francisco, East Bay, Calif., and Marin County, Calif., in memory of Bingham, who died Sept. 15 after getting hit […]


Yale will receive a limited shipment of the H1N1 vaccine soon

As swine flu continues to spread across universities nationwide, Yale may not have enough vaccine supplies on hand to protect all of its students. Yale will receive its first shipment of the H1N1 vaccine from the New Haven Health Department “sometime next week,” Yale University Health Services Director Paul Genecin said Thursday. But because of […]


Yale researchers in Uganda film elusive feline

Spotted: The African golden cat. A digital-infrared camera trap set up in Uganda by a team of Yale researchers has captured rare images of the medium-sized carnivore, which goes by the scientific name Profelis aurata. The cat is one of the least understood of the felid species and has only been captured on film once […]