Connecticut residents gather to watch St. Patty’s Parade

Irish and non-Irish of all generations flocked from around Connecticut to stand along Chapel Street and Church Street in New Haven on Sunday afternoon to watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s performance featured the usual lineup: elected officials, award recipients, bands, dancers, and many others dressed in their Irish best to show […]

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Dog-lovers celebrate Halloween with their pets

Some Yalies brought their four-legged friends to a “Halloweenie Weekend” dog-socializing event on Cross Campus Friday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Yale College Council Mental Health Group. Dogs in costumes were rewarded with puppy treats.

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360 State celebrates construction benchmark

One year after the groundbreaking of the 360 State Street development, architects, developers and local leaders met at the construction site Friday to celebrate the completion of the building’s main structure — a completion that came both under budget and ahead of schedule, according to developer Bruce Becker ARC ’85 SOM ’85. Becker, Mayor John […]

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UOFC Chair: Erin Fackler ’11

Five days ago, Erin Fackler ’11 sent e-mails to friends and acquaintances requesting the 100 signatures required to be considered a candidate for chair of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee. The catch: She is currently in China, studying abroad at Peking University. “My time here has been amazing because it has allowed me to realize […]

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More hockey tickets offered to students

Even as they scramble to slash their own budgets, administrators said Wednesday that they have cobbled together an estimated $30,000 to subsidize student tickets to the men’s hockey team’s NCAA Tournament opener on Friday in Bridgeport. The Bulldogs’ game against Vermont at the 8,500-seat Arena at Harbor Yard is now sold out. But as a […]

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Shore shares insights on ‘Rings’ trilogy

When director Peter Jackson asked Howard Shore to compose the score for “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, Shore studied J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world before beginning four years of writing music. At a Master’s Tea Tuesday afternoon, Shore shared insights about composing, orchestrating, conducting and producing more than ten hours of music to accompany […]

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‘Magic Flute’ sells out

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, more than 4,500 Yalies and New Haven residents flocked to the Shubert Theater for an opera about the triumph of love over greed, darkness and the devious Queen of the Night. This weekend, the Yale Opera and the Yale School of Music presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” […]

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YCBA celebrates Darwin’s influence

Though Charles Darwin revolutionized scientific thought, his work transcends the world of biology — he has been an inspiration to artists for decades. In celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,” the Yale Center for British Art and the […]

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Women wear red for heart health

More than 200 women gathered at the New Haven Lawn Club on Saturday over lunches of salad and baked chicken. And if the various pamphlets, posters and information sessions were not enough, then the pound of fat on display certainly turned some heads. Wearing shades ranging from magenta to deep burgundy, 203 women — and […]

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Around New Haven

Mental Health Center rededicated State and University officials on Thursday dedicated the newly-expanded Connecticut Mental Health Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A $13-million new wing of the center was phase one of a two-part project funded by both Yale and the state. The second part of that project will involve a $6-million renovation of existing […]

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Panelists discuss race, justice

In celebration of the life and work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and in light of the upcoming inauguration, Yale will be holding commemorative events over the course of more than a week surrounding the national holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. day programming kicked off Thursday night with a discussion panel that evaluated the […]

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Merrill Lynch president welcomed back to teach

Gregory Fleming LAW ’88 was appointed a senior research scholar and distinguished visiting fellow of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School on Thursday. Fleming, a recognized expert in global asset management, was the president and chief operating officer at Merrill Lynch prior to the firm’s $24 billion acquisition by […]

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