U.S.-China conference seeks cooperation

Over 20 Chinese college students joined roughly 200 Yale students and faculty this weekend for the second-annual U.S.-China Forum at Yale intended to strengthen relationships between future leaders in the United States and China. The two-day conference included speeches by policy experts, student discussions, and panels with professors and business executives on topics ranging from […]

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Anti-smoking efforts save lives

In a piece of good news for public health officials, a new study based on a Yale model shows that tobacco control initiatives have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Anti-smoking campaigns and policies prevented almost 800,000 lung cancer deaths in 25 years, according to a study published March 14 in the Journal of the […]

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Death penalty repeal passes state committee

A Wednesday vote by the Connecticut Legislature’s Judiciary Committee may have signaled the beginning of the end for Connecticut’s death penalty. If the bill becomes law, life imprisonment without the possibility of parole will replace the death penalty in all future capital felony convictions. Following a 13-hour public hearing on March 13, the committee approved […]

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Singer, athlete Banks-Dobson ’11 dies in crash

Moira Banks-Dobson ’11, who friends and teachers described as a skilled singer, accomplished athlete and dedicated student, was killed in a car accident Tuesday in Berkshire County, Mass. She was 24. At Yale, Banks-Dobson explored both artistic and athletic passions. She sang in two musical groups — Something Extra and Tangled Up in Blue (TUIB) […]

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Super Smash Continent predicted

Connecticut could border the Andes Mountain Range instead of the Long Island Sound in millions of years, according to a new theory proposed by Yale scientists. Researchers from Yale’s Department of Geology and Geophysics have developed a new supercontinent formation theory, which predicts that the continents will next come together in a giant landmass called […]

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M. BASKETBALL | Willhite makes highlights

Men’s basketball forward Reggie Willhite ’12 was not always destined to wear the Yale jersey. Upon graduation from Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, Calif., in 2007, Willhite contemplated enrolling in the United States Air Force Academy and taking his basketball talents there. Willhite took a postgraduate year because he started the recruiting process with […]

The 5:48 to Fairfield

5:40 p.m., Grand Central It’s Friday. A whisper-thin man in a tailored suit leads the stream of New York commuters down the platform. His rolled-up shirtsleeves and the can of Stella Artois in his left hand indicate that we have the same destination in mind. The further we tread, the more I question whether it […]

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Peabody serves ‘Big Food’

Shelves filled with bags of chips and bottles of soda may feel more like a supermarket aisle than a museum, but the “Big Food Corridor,” which shows an average American’s yearly food consumption, is the entrance to a new Peabody exhibit. On Saturday, over 850 visitors attended the opening of “Big Food: Health, Culture and […]

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Mice crucial in autoimmune research

A new Yale study on diabetes may enable breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of autoimmune disorders. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have discovered the mechanism behind teplizumab, an experimental drug used to treat Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own insulin — producing cells in the […]

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Halejian ’15 is Rookie of the Month

The women’s basketball team may call her “Little Sarah” because of her quiet nature, but in her first season at Yale, Sarah Halejian ’15 is already a big player for the Bulldogs. On Monday, Halejian received her fourth consecutive, and fifth total, Ivy League Rookie of the Week award. And if her successes on the […]

Food deserts remain in New Haven

Yale students may no longer be hungry for a grocery store with the recent openings of Stop & Shop and Elm City Market, but concerns about the availability of healthy food options in New Haven persist. Following the closure of the Shaw’s supermarket on Whalley Avenue in March 2010, city officials and community leaders deemed […]

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Hurricane damage to surge

The impact of climate and demographic changes may make serious storms like Hurricane Katrina more frequent occurrences, according a recently published study. The economic damage from hurricanes may quadruple by the end of the century as populations, global wealth and the temperature of the earth increase, according to research conducted by professors from Yale and […]

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