New Haven Port Authority makes progress

February 7, 2014
The New Haven Port Authority held its monthly meeting on Thursday evening, reviewing its progress on numerous projects over the past year.

Yale grad appointed DEEP commissioner

January 29, 2014
Robert Klee LAW ’04 FES ’05, chief of staff at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), was appointed as the department’s new commissioner on Thursday.

SWETLITZ: We are not numbers

March 29, 2013
Last month’s report on grading is a dangerous document.

Synthetic biology ‘MAGEs’ compete

October 23, 2012
One day over the summer, David Lim ’13 brought a sleeping bag to his biology lab to complete a 20-hour procedure. Lim’s scientific dedication was part of his work on Yale’s research team for the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, which invites groups of students to submit original synthetic biology research projects. Yale’s team attended »
Participants of “XS” discuss Artemel's team’s project — a disfigured talking toy.

Artistic laboratory comes to life

October 10, 2012
On Sunday, a man wielding a cordless reciprocating saw, a woman with a tiny microscope and an architecture student with a clove of garlic, among others, brought to life a new artistic collaboration that unites eight of Yale’s schools. Assembled by Saga Blane ARC ’13 as her master’s thesis project, “XS” creates a space for »
Savage rowed around the world in an attempt to spread her message of fighting climate change.

World fellow rows around world to save it

September 18, 2012
Roz Savage, 44, set out from the Canary Islands in 2005. Seven years, 15,000 miles, 5 million oar strokes and four world records later, she arrived in Mauritius. Last month, she began a new chapter of her life as a World Fellow at Yale. An ocean rower from England, Savage uses her seafaring expeditions to »
A recent study found that trees infected with heart rot fungus contain higher levels of methane than was previously thought.

Fungi-infected trees full of methane

September 4, 2012
Some trees, when infected by microorganisms, may be emitting significant amounts of the greenhouse gas methane, according to a recent Yale study. This study, published last month by a team of scientists at Yale, Columbia University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that heart rot »

TFs co-lead history seminars

February 28, 2012
In an effort to increase the number of quality teaching opportunities for graduate students fulfilling their requirements, a new program piloted this semester by the History Department has paired doctoral candidates with professors to teach seminars. The Seminar Fellow Program allows graduate students to help design, plan and teach seminars normally led solely by faculty »
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean ’71 was on Yale’s campus Thursday afternoon for a Pierson College Master’s Tea, where he discussed the opportunities students have to solve societal problems and stressed the role of the Internet in enacting reforms.

Howard Dean ’71 commends young generation

February 17, 2012
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean ’71 told students Thursday afternoon that they are better positioned to enact political change than previous generations. At a Pierson College Master’s Tea, Dean said the connectivity fostered by the Internet and has empowered young people to develop long-term solutions to societal issues. This shift lends itself to “bottom-up” efforts, »

SWETLITZ: No one hates earned money

October 28, 2011
Elaina Plott’s arguments, published Oct. 25, sound familiar. They draw much from Francisco d’Anconia’s money speech in Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” The speech outlines Rand’s view of money, arguing, as Plott wrote, that neither money nor the love of money is the root of all evil. Plott assumes that the Occupy Wall Street protesters hate »

Napolitano brings security perspective to Law School

October 7, 2011
To protect its citizens, the United States government must turn its attention to threats that could come from outside the country, according to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. At a Thursday afternoon town hall meeting organized by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Napolitano spoke to a crowd of about 200 undergraduates and »