Costanza talks ‘Seinfeld’

April 9, 2009
“I am not a dancer, but I am a fearless actor mover,” Jason Alexander said at a Jonathan Edwards master’s tea on Wednesday afternoon. Alexander, who is best known for portraying George Costanza on the acclaimed sitcom, “Seinfeld,” was referring to his former aspirations to become a dancer. During his talk, Alexander shared personal experiences, »

Briefly: Shelter Now, Jones ’11 pledge to fight homelessness

February 23, 2009
As part of a joint fundraiser event with Shelter Now on Saturday night, Ward 1 aldermanic candidate Mike Jones ’11 stated his agenda for addressing homelessness in New Haven. Before an audience of about 40 in Blue State Coffee, Jones said he hopes to reach out to nearby regions of Woodbridge, East Haven and West »

New technique shakes up nano-devices

February 19, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Take heed, Apple Inc.: The compact disc has yet to surrender its final breath to the almighty iPod. Using a new metal that is stronger than steel but more malleable than plastic — called bulk metallic glass — Yale engineers have developed a »

On the ground: In JE, a day without trays

February 12, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Confusion, but not chaos, filled the Jonathan Edwards College dining hall on Wednesday, as students attempted to balance plates, knives, forks and cups during an experimental trayless lunch.During the pilot trayless meal, organized as a way to encourage sustainable dining, JE students responded »

Doctoroff explains financial crisis

February 3, 2009
Daniel Doctoroff is no stranger to financial crises. He has been through several in his career, and he had this to say to a crowd of 50 students at a Saybrook College Master’s Tea: “Relax.” Doctoroff, the current president of financial information-services company Bloomberg L.P., told the story of his own career through a series »