Preventing Ivy League brain drain

In the middle of the men’s and women’s hockey seasons, the Ivy League university presidents will meet today to review and approve regulations that are designed to prevent concussions in Ancient Eight hockey.

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Yale reexamines role in online education

Several online education platforms that provide free course content from a host of partner universities, including Stanford, Harvard and Princeton, have exploded in global popularity over the past year. Even with its own long-established programs, Yale has refrained thus far from joining those new ventures. Now, administrators plan to reexamine how the University approaches online […]

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iPad game hopes to stop HIV transmission

Play a sedentary video game and live a healthier life? That’s the hope of Yale researchers who are joining the booming health games industry with an iPad application designed to help ethnic minority teens learn about HIV prevention strategies. As part of Yale’s Play2Prevent initiative, a group from the School of Medicine conducted focus groups […]

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OLYMPICS | Lihan ’10 finishes 10th in medal race

LONDON — Sailor Sarah Lihan ’10 and her partner Amanda Clark struggled in the light, shifty winds on the course at the women’s 470 Olympic medal race on Friday. The American pair took 10th in the round, and finished ninth overall out of 20 dinghies at the London 2012 Games. Teams from New Zealand, Great […]

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OLYMPICS | Lihan ’10 set for medal race

LONDON — About three years before the 2012 Games, Stu McNay ’05 and Sarah Lihan ’10 sat on a train traveling through London with the U.S. Sailing Team. McNay had competed in the 470-class at the Beijing Games and Lihan remembers him telling her to make the transition from training as a single-handed radial sailor […]

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OLYMPICS | McNay ’05 finishes 14th in sailing

LONDON – A strong last day of racing on Tuesday for American sailor Stu McNay ’05 and crew Graham Biehl was not enough for the pair to advance towards competing for an Olympic medal. Sailing in the 470 class off the coast of Dorset in southern England, McNay and Biehl finished five points away from […]

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OLYMPICS | Cole ’07 and Americans win bronze

Updated 9:56 a.m. LONDON — Rower Charlie Cole ’07 won Yale’s third medal of the 2012 Games while racing in the American men’s four boat that took bronze Saturday. The British and Australian boats led from the start en route to gold and silver medals, respectively. It was the fourth consecutive Olympic championship in the […]

OLYMPICS | Ritzel ’10 wins gold, Brzozowicz ’04 takes silver in crew

ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND — American Taylor Ritzel ’10 and Canadian Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 won Yale’s first Olympic medals of the 2012 Games with a one-two finish in the women’s eight rowing final at Lake Dorney on Thursday. Ritzel and the favored American boat led the race from start to finish to defend their 2008 Olympic […]

OLYMPICS | Cole ’07 and Americans race for a medal

LONDON — Rower Charlie Cole ’07 and his American heavyweight four boat have gone from relative unknowns to top medal contenders with two first-place finishes in the qualifying races at the London Games this week. Cole will have a chance to win his first Olympic medal on Saturday in the gold medal race at the […]

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OLYMPICS | Yale coach Trowbridge takes sixth for USA

LONDON — Facing windy conditions and the home crowd favorite crew from Great Britain, new assistant women’s crew coach Sarah Trowbridge and her partner Margot Shumway finished sixth for Team USA rowing in the double sculls on Friday. Boats from Great Britain and Australia jumped to the early lead, finishing first and second, respectively. The […]

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OLYMPICS | McNay ’05 finishes first day of sailing

LONDON —The day after his 31st birthday, American Stu McNay ’05 took to the water on Thursday for his first two races at the Olympic sailing venue off the coast of Dorset in southern England. McNay and his crew Graham Biehl, ranked No. 5 in the world by the International Sailing Federation, finished the day […]

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OLYMPICS | Ritzel ’10 wins gold for USA

ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND — American Taylor Ritzel ’10 and Canadian Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 won Yale’s first Olympic medals of the 2012 Games with a one-two finish in the women’s eight rowing final at Lake Dorney on Thursday. Ritzel and the favored American boat led the race from start to finish to defend their 2008 Olympic […]

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