Pizza…at Durfee’s?

Students who head to Durfee’s to replenish their solo cups after this year’s Camp Yale festivities will find a very different convenience store — and pizza pies. Yale Dining has significantly renovated the inside of the store, expanding into a former stock room and adding more refrigerated cases. “The store layout is completely different from […]

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Dining took ‘Uncommon’ approach to cut costs

The Class of 2013 may never know what it’s like to use a meal swipe at the Yale Law School dining hall, but due to cost-cutting measures taken by Yale Dining, they will know “Uncommon.” In an e-mail to meal plan holders earlier this summer, Yale Dining Executive Director Rafi Taherian announced that students would […]

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Laurans to remain JE master for next academic year

Jonathan Edwards College Acting Master Penelope Laurans will remain in her position for the next academic year while JE’s incoming master, Richard Lalli MUS ’86, continues his recovery from a brain hemorrhage, University President Richard Levin announced Monday. In an e-mail message to the JE community, Levin said that Lalli will return to the classroom […]

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Buckley’s Class Day speech

It was his second time speaking at a Yale Class Day, and for Christopher Buckley ’75, the second time was the charm. Buckley delivered his address to a packed Old Campus crowd of students and parents. “It was a bracing experience!” he jokingly told the News soon afterward. Although clouds loomed ominously on the horizon, […]

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On the ground: At Fling, moshing and merriment

As Linda Chang ’12 defended her front-row spot at Tuesday’s Spring Fling, casual eye contact with rapper Wale’s guitarist, Drew White, ended with the artist sending a security guard to get Chang’s phone number. “We hung out for a bit and so now I have Drew’s number, and a photo with him,” Chang said. “I […]

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Bass Library to open 24 hours this weekend

Yalies who prefer the underground to their college libraries will once again have the opportunity to hole up in Bass Library for a solid 65 hours as exams approach, as the Yale University Library announced today that Bass will remain open from 10 a.m. on Saturday to 3 a.m. Tuesday. Associate University Librarian Danuta Nitecki […]

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Yale may raise fee to support YCC

Administrators are considering raising the optional student activities fee to compensate for cuts to the budget of the Yale College Council. YCC members have asked the Yale College Dean’s Office to consider ways to increase funding for the YCC’s budget to cover gaps left after the President’s Office and the Dean’s Office reduced funding to […]

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Yanni: Vote Adamo for treasurer

The increasingly bizarre race for Yale College Council treasurer just got even stranger. Freshman Class Council Representative Yanni Legmpelos ’12, who finished third to Colin Adamo ’10 and FCC President Adam Thomas ’12, says he is now backing — wait for it — Adamo. “I hope he wins,” Legmpelos said. “I’m excited to see what […]

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JON WU ’11 WINS YCC PRESIDENCY

Jon Wu ’11 defeated Ryan Beauchamp ’10 to claim the Yale College Council presidency on Tuesday, winning 54.9 percent of the vote to Beauchamp’s 45.1 percent. Wu, the YCC treasurer and a former Freshman Class Council chair and Saybrook College YCC representative, ran on a platform of continued advocacy for issues taken on by the […]

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Briefly: Dining hall sprouts safe amid outbreak

Alfalfa sprouts served in Yale dining halls are not at risk for bacterial contamination, Yale Dining’s Strategic Sourcing Manager Gerry Remer said Monday. On April 9, the United States Food and Drug Administration recalled alfalfa sprouts from some suppliers that may contain listeria, a bacteria that causes a potentially fatal illness. Yale’s sprouts “were not […]

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Double take: Akon too controversial for Spring Fling

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Beyond musicality and name recognition, the Spring Fling Talent Search Committee used at least one more criterion to pick this year’s acts: Their potential to cause controversy. The issue came to a head over rap artist Akon, whose popular singles “Smack That” and […]

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Decemberists to perform at Spring Fling

Indie alternative rock band The Decemberists and singer-songwriter Colin Munroe will join the performance lineup for Spring Fling, the Yale College Council said Monday. The five-act show, which will also include N.E.R.D., Wale and Girl Talk, will be the longest in recent memory. The YCC formally announced the Spring Fling acts Monday evening, effectively putting […]

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