Flu loses student interest

November 5, 2010
As swine flu slowly retreats, a less aggressive flu prevention strategy moves into the Yale campus. A new study by researchers at the School of Medicine has found that as the H1N1 pandemic progressed last year, the American public became less inclined to seek preventative measures against the virus. At Yale this year, students may »

Ballot shortage extends polling hours

November 3, 2010
It all comes down to Bridgeport. After a dozen polling places in Bridgeport — over half of the city’s 23 precincts — ran out of ballots Tuesday, Democrats successfully petitioned a Hartford judge to extend polling an additional two hours to 10 p.m. Now, officials in both parties are waiting for results — and, perhaps, »
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Blumenthal LAW ’73 wins Senate race

November 3, 2010
Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, the Connecticut attorney general, snatched victory Tuesday in the state’s Senate race from Republican candidate and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Linda McMahon. Blumenthal won 52.8 percent to 45.5 percent with 70 percent of precincts reporting. McMahon, who outspent her opponent almost seven-to-one according to data from the Center for »

Pharmacy move slows down service

October 28, 2010
New technology at the Yale Pharmacy is causing customers to spend hours waiting in line for their prescriptions. Today marks the two-month anniversary of the opening of 55 Lock St. — the new Yale Health building that is also home to the Yale Pharmacy. But since the Pharmacy relocated from its old location on Hillhouse »

Recent alum appointed to alcohol education post

October 1, 2010
For students who find themselves three beers in before noon at tomorrow’s tailgate, the Yale College Dean’s Office will provide lifesaving water bottles — thanks, in part, to Ben Flores ’10. Following an uptick in alcohol incidents on campus last year, the Dean’s Office is making an effort to curtail problems resulting from student drinking. »

Alcohol incidents up 27 percent in 2009, report says

September 30, 2010
Confirming concerns raised by Yale officials last year that alcohol problems were on the rise, 2009 crime statistics released by the Yale Police Department on Wednesday show a 27 percent increase in local alcohol-related incidents compared to 2008. Police recorded 163 alcohol-related incidents in 2009, up from 128 in 2008, according to the 2009 Campus »

Roberts ’65 captures fading cultures

September 7, 2010
The colorful silk saris of Indian women, the piercing eyes of Southeast Asian children, and the harvests and festivals of villagers are the subject of Fred Roberts’ ’65 photography, currently on display at the Whitney Humanities Center. Roberts, who was a high-powered investment banker, said he left the financial sector and took up photography after »
Froyo World has excited the Yale community. “I’ve been waiting for this place all summer,” David Mesham ’11 said.

A cold war brews on High Street

September 1, 2010
On its grand opening Monday, Froyo World attracted about 1,350 customers to its High Street location. The next day, The Liberry, a two-year-old New Haven frozen yogurt store just across the street, brought in about six. As Froyo World, which says it is Connecticut’s first self-serve frozen yogurt lounge, continues to thrive after its Aug. »

Trees past their prime, but festival in full bloom

April 19, 2010
Beneath the cherry trees in Wooster Square Park on Sunday afternoon, squealing children chased after bubbles, dogs barked with excitement and a steel-drum band filled the park with jingling melodies. But there was a major drawback: The cherry trees were not in bloom. The 37th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival was in full swing at the »
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Juniors get tapped, then get crunk

April 16, 2010
“You’re bad in bed anyway!” screamed a would-be bride as she ran out of Commons in her wedding dress Thursday. While her escort — a policewoman clad in a skin-tight cat suit — followed close behind, the groom stood there laughing beside a reverend donning silk pajamas. As this couple’s public wedding spat played out »

Architecture shows its technical side

March 2, 2010
Compass and Rule is not the newest secret society on campus. With approximately 100 items, including drawings, manuscripts, maps, models and scientific instruments, “Compass and Rule: Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England, 1500–1750” — currently on display at the Yale Center for British Art — explores the separation of architectural design from physical construction over »

Black students gather in ‘Solidarity’

February 22, 2010
More than 500 students from 45 different colleges and universities gathered at Yale over the weekend for the 15th annual Black Solidarity Conference, assembling to discuss progressive change within the black community. To address this year’s theme, “Progress is Personal: Erasing Complacency, Embracing Our Purpose,” events included several speakers, workshops and performances. Friday’s opening ceremony »