Bingham ’09 dies in accident

September 16, 2009
Sylvia Bingham ’09, a Yale graduate who was passionate about social justice and the environment, died Tuesday morning. She was 22. Bingham was en route to her job in Cleveland shortly before 9 a.m. when a truck collided with her bicycle. She passed away at St. Vincent Charity Hospital soon after. The truck driver did »
A study conducted by postdoctoral fellow Shannon Gourley’s laboratory identified the changes in mouse brain morphology and behavior after exposure to cocaine.

Cocaine alters brain cell shape

September 9, 2009
Adolescents are highly at risk for abusing drugs. Now, Yale researchers may have a better understanding as to why. A new study published this week in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science builds on previous research which claimed that cocaine changes the shape of brain cells. Postdoctoral fellow Shannon Gourley »

Yale Bowl stars in tennis promo

September 7, 2009
In a short commercial for the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament featuring stars Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta, a familiar Yalie made a cameo appearance on his home ground — the Yale Bowl. “What’s happening to my field?” Football coach Tom Williams yells in the video. “Where’s the fifty-yard line?” Armed with giant-sized novelty racquets, Wozniacki »

Dinosaurs are colorful, Yale researchers find

September 4, 2009
A group of Yale researchers have brought us one step closer to discovering exactly what dinosaurs looked like. According to new research published last Tuesday by Derek Briggs, director of the Peabody Museum, and his team, some dinosaurs may have had iridescent feathers. The team analyzed a group of fossils that were more than 40 »

Seniors show no fear of Myrtle

April 27, 2009
Seniors have been making the 750-mile trek to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina in the days before Commencement for several decades — and wildfires are not deterring members of the class of 2009 from setting off on their own pilgrimage. Wildfires broke out at Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, causing the evacuation of 2,500 residents and »

Journalism could pay, Brill says

April 17, 2009
Yale Journalism Initiative founder Steven Brill ’72 LAW ’75 laid out his plan to make journalism profitable again at a Law School panel Thursday, just a short distance from where he first came up with the idea. Before an audience of 18, Brill made the case for his new company, Journalism Online, which will charge »

Black frat celebrates 100 years

April 10, 2009
Delta Kappa Epsilon was founded in 1844 at Yale. The Whiffenpoofs will celebrate their 100 years this fall. Skull and Bones is the oldest secret society, established in 1832. Considered the most historic of undergraduate organizations, these groups evoke tradition and longevity that are synonymous with Yale. And even though Edward Bouchet — the first »

YCC Secretary: Reese Faust ’10

April 10, 2009
Reese Faust ’10 — managing editor of Rumpus Magazine, member of the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon, martial artist and cheerleader — is running to replace Jasper Wang ’10 as Yale College Council secretary. Championing a no-nonsense attitude, Faust promises to bring an outsider’s perspective to the YCC board. Faust said that as a “hardened cynic,” »

Blair seminar seeking applicants

April 8, 2009
The online application to “Faith and Globalization,” a fall 2009 seminar that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair taught for the first time last term, opens to all students Wednesday. The application itself has not changed, but Miroslav Volf, who teaches the class with Blair, said the class’s focus will shift slightly this year to »

New law forces international student out of a job

April 3, 2009
The difficult has recently become the near-impossible for international students looking for jobs in the shattered financial sector after graduation. A February law effectively barring banks who took bailout money from hiring non-immigrant foreign workers has forced those firms to rescind dozens of offers made to international students before the law’s passage. University administrators said »

Harvard lures NACC director

March 26, 2009
Dean Shelly Lowe is leaving one Ivy Native American program for another — one in Cambridge. Lowe, director of the University’s Native American Cultural Center, will leave Yale in June to become the executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program. In her new position, Lowe will have the opportunity to continue her doctorate »

Brill ’72 steps down as CEO

March 3, 2009
Yale Journalism Initiative founder Steven Brill ’72 LAW ’75 announced Monday that he would step down from his position as chief executive officer of Verified Identity Pass, Inc. in order to pursue personal interests relating to public service and journalism. Brill, founder of Verified Identity Pass, said in a memo sent to employees yesterday that »