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February 10, 2006 • 0
Former School of Music Dean and professor Ezra Laderman has been elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a prestigious national arts organization. A professor of composition, Laderman will be responsible in his new position for leading meetings of the 250-member Academy, a national organization founded in 1898 by Congress to promote »
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Summer program fills up

February 8, 2006 • 0
Months after the Yale-in-London 2006 spring term was nearly canceled because of low demand, applications for the program’s two summer sessions have exceeded the number of spots available. Yale-in-London received 44 applications for the summer sessions, each of which has 16 spots, Program Manager Jo-Ann Forslund said. The Yale-in-London spring term currently enrolls 14 students, »
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January 31, 2006 • 0
The Gallery Teacher program, run by the Yale University Art Gallery, has received a $500,000 donation from a Yale alumnus, which will allow the program to provide guided tours for school groups free of charge. The donation, which was made last December, will cover the cost of funding six graduate students to work up to »
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January 31, 2006 • 0
Edward Martenson, a lecturer at the School of Drama, was appointed chair of the Theater Management Department last week. As a graduate of Princeton University and co-chair of Theater Administration at the School of Drama from 1979-1982, Martenson was chosen for his extensive experience in the field, School of Drama Dean James Bundy said. The »
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UCS broadens range of offerings

December 1, 2005 • 0
A senior recently walked into Undergraduate Career Services adamant about finding a job as a puppeteer. Although initially befuddled, UCS Director Philip Jones said that after conducting extensive research on opportunities in puppetry, his staff is now knowledgeable about the field. With the job hunt season in full swing, seniors are taking a variety of »
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Hanson discusses female networking organization

November 15, 2005 • 0
Despite having the lowest board scores of any applicant accepted to Columbia Business School, Janet Hanson has risen to become one of the most senior female managing directors at Lehman Brothers. Hanson talked about balancing her career and family life after college to a crowd of about 50 students at a Pierson College Master’s Tea »
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YSFP expansions stretch budget

November 14, 2005 • 0
From pretending to work for the Yale Sustainable Food Project to photocopying the Berkeley College sticker on their identification cards, some students are willing to do whatever it takes to get a meal in the Berkeley dining hall. Because of the positive student response to the local and organic food options at Berkeley, the University »
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Pierson to hold private “Unferno”

October 31, 2005 • 0
Tonight, Pierson College will hold the “Unferno” tonight — a more private, toned-down version of the defunct annual Inferno party, which was permanently canceled after 2002 — members of the Pierson Student Activities Committee said. Unlike its now-defunct predecessor, the Unferno will be open only to students in Pierson and their guests to avoid the »
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Lee blasts media’s portrayal of youth

October 31, 2005 • 0
Filmmaker and activist Spike Lee criticized rapper 50 Cent — who holds a gun in one hand and a microphone in the other in a publicity poster for his new movie “Get Rich or Die Trying” — for perpetuating negative stereotypes about black youth in front of a packed audience in the Law School auditorium »
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Calhoun leak damages student rooms

October 18, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. After last week’s streak of rain showers, Brett Pierce ’06 noticed water dripping from the fireplace in his Calhoun College single this past Friday. By Saturday, water had soaked through his ceiling and most of his floor was covered with wet plaster. In »
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Myelin research has promise

October 6, 2005 • 0
Researchers at Yale Medical School are continuing to make strides in the field of neurological research with their discovery of a potential treatment for spinal cord injury and other debilitating illnesses. The team of scientists, led by neurologist Dr. Stephen Strittmatter, are studying the causes of neural plasticity, the characteristic that allows cells to take »
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Candidates spar for Ward 1

September 30, 2005 • 0
A short power outage did little to interrupt the light-hearted spirit of Thursday’s debate between Ward 1 Alderwoman Rebecca Livengood ’07 and challenger Nick Shalek ’05. Co-sponsored by the Yale Political Union and the Yale College Council, the debate consisted of the candidates responding to questions from an audience of approximately 150 students on topics »