SEAGER: We are not untouchable

December 1, 2011
Today is World AIDS Day. Now, in December 2011, we are 30 years from the first reports of AIDS in the United States, and, while we do not yet have a cure, it is remarkable to see the progress that has been made. Medically, we have developed ways to keep HIV-positive people alive for almost »

TD dean stable after car hits him

September 24, 2010
Timothy Dwight Dean John Loge is in stable condition after being hit by a car at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. According to e-mails sent by the college’s master, Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel, the car struck both Loge and his brother-in-law while they were crossing Union Avenue in front of Union Station. Brenzel said Loge »

TD dean Loge in surgery after auto accident

September 23, 2010
Timothy Dwight College students woke this morning to the news that their dean, John Loge, was involved in a serious car accident Wednesday night. According to e-mails sent by the college’s master, Jeffrey Brenzel, Loge was hit by a car just before 11 p.m. while crossing Union Avenue in front of Union Station. Brenzel said »
Campus publications are face funding cuts.

Funding cut for six campus publications

September 21, 2010
The Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies has been forced to stop funding six student publications this year as a result of budget cuts. The loss of funding — which is tied to last year’s endowment drop — has caused some of these journals to question their futures. Although political science professor Donald Green, »

Some professors deferring retirement

September 14, 2010
Chemistry professor Martin Saunders has been a member of the Yale faculty since 1955 — one of the longest science faculty tenures in Yale’s history — and he has no intention of retiring anytime soon. Indeed, Saunders, who will turn 80 in January, still maintains an active teaching and research schedule. Universities across the country »
President of the Student Granny Society Alexsis Johnson ’12 says: “The knitting culture at Yale is stronger than one might think.”

Knitters find a place in Yale’s social fabric

September 10, 2010
While many Yale students apply for scholarships to fund independent research or study abroad, Chika Ota ’11 recently won a scholarship for a decidedly different interest: knitting. Ota was awarded one of five annual Beans for Brains College Scholarships, given by JimmyBeansWool.com and Vogue International Knitting Magazine, for her knitting ability, netting an $800 prize »

Former provost brings Yale experience to Oxford

September 2, 2010
OXFORD—It has been only 11 months since former Yale Provost and chemistry professor Andrew Hamilton took up the top academic post at the University of Oxford, but already he is making waves across the pond. Hamilton, now the vice-chancellor of one of the United Kingdom’s most elite universities, is using his experience at Yale to »

Law school draws older crowd

January 12, 2010
Thirty-year-old Mark Fitzgerald LAW ’12 once graced the runways of New York. But he now spends his days in the hallways of Yale Law School. Fitzgerald belongs to the one-third or so of Yale Law School students who begin their studies more than two years after graduating college. The financial crisis is now motivating some »
A visualization of Lord Norman Foster’s ARC ’62 sleek plans for the new School of Management campus.

SOM campus clears commission

January 11, 2010
Even as the new School of Management campus secured a major donation from a young SOM alumnus, Yale still faces some hurdles as its plans move closer to city approval. Last month, the City Plan Commission approved the schematics for the SOM campus, a 246,000 square-foot behemoth structure to be located on Whitney Avenue and »

Briefly: Yale Law alum named ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

November 30, 2009
David Huebner LAW ’86 became the third openly gay ambassador in American history Nov. 20 when the U.S. Senate confirmed him as the new U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Huebner, a California attorney, is the first ambassador chosen by President Barack Obama’s administration. He is currently based in Shanghai, where he specializes in »

Divinity School branches out

November 30, 2009
American theologians are not the only people interested in the works of Jonathan Edwards. The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University — a division of the Yale Divinity School devoted to the study of the works of the famous 18th century theologian — opened five new affiliate centers at universities in Illinois, Poland, Germany, South »

Briefly: Senate confirms Yale Law alum to U.S. Court of Appeals

November 30, 2009
The U.S. Senate confirmed District Court Judge David Hamilton LAW ’83 of Southern Indiana to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Nov. 19 in a 59 to 39 vote. The confirmation came after a group of Senate Republicans attempted to block the consideration of Hamilton for the appellate court seat »