Profs analyze, criticize war in Iraq

As the June 30 deadline for the return of sovereignty to Iraq draws near and unrest escalates in cities such as Fallujah and Basra, debate over the United State’s role in the occupation has intensified in the American media — and among Yale professors of history and political science. Experts in their respective fields, Yale […]


Date-rape drugs rare on campus, police say

University police will interview a Saybrook freshman today who said she was given a date-rape drug at an on-campus party two weeks ago. The student, who asked that her name not be disclosed, said she believes someone put a date-rape drug in her drink at a Yale Hellenistic Society party in the Berkeley Bagel Bar […]


In the storm, Eric Wenzel shines

Playing lacrosse in torrential thunderstorms is no joyous task. Tuesday evening’s cold rain fell in sheets across Johnson Field, lit by the stadium lights, and New Haven’s nastiest precipitation pummeled the masked, hunched players as they grunted and swore. But despite the weather’s onslaught, there was one man on the field who wore a smile. […]

Cadavers give docs leg up in training

Jennifer Giltnane MED ’08 GRD ’08 never knew Myrtle, but she knew Myrtle’s hands. The calluses, the wrinkles, the converging lines of head and life — Giltnane knew them all intimately because she took them apart. Until the moment when Giltnane unwrapped the hands, her cadaver had seemed like a cold, slightly repulsive body on […]


Pressure mounts as secret society tap night comes knocking

The mysterious e-mails started arriving in the inbox of Linnea Duvall ’05 about a month ago. Soon after, she began interviewing for an unsolicited position with an unnamed organization. And if all goes as planned, on April 15 Duvall will be summoned into the night by a group of cloaked and masked figures. In such […]


Sophomore slump sneaks up on students

After a fast-paced and successful freshman year, Joan Akalaonu ’04 returned to Yale the next fall blissfully unaware of the affliction that lay around the corner. Her residential college dean had warned her class about it, but Akalaonu, like most of her friends, paid little attention. It was not that she thought she was immune; […]


Expat community hopes for better future in Haiti

Sitting in Au Bon Pain Sunday morning, Jihan Mercier ’05 shifted excitedly in her chair as an irrepressible grin spread across her face. Gun shots still echo in her home city of Port-au-Prince, and chaos still reigns in the Haitian countryside. Her father and brother cannot leave their house for fear of death, and the […]


University applauds newly appointed deans

University faculty, staff and students celebrated the beginning of a new chapter in Yale’s academic leadership Tuesday evening after the appointments of two seasoned Yale professors to the posts of Yale College Dean and Yale Graduate School Dean. At a ceremony in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale President Richard Levin announced that Yale […]


Lucky Charms

Yale infielder Zachery Bradley ’06 likes free-flying balls. And he does not mean baseballs. It started after one particularly forgetful morning on a game day in his sophomore year of high school. Sox, pants, shirt — all found their rightful place on his body. But for some reason, the boxers did not make it. That […]

Studying overseas broadens education

Jennifer Thompson ’04 never thought she would have a breakdown over a piece of cheese. But standing in a market in Moscow, cheese became symbolic of a seemingly insurmountable language barrier. Thompson spoke very little survival Russian. The cheese spoke no English and neither did the man selling it. Terrified and frustrated, Thompson started crying. […]


Sex ‘n’ candy are tasty, and tasteful

Take your average seminar. Then, take away the classroom and replace it with a frat house. Remove the circular table in favor of a large screen television playing pornography. And as the final touch, kick out the professor and invite a porn star to lead the class. The wandering eyes and X-rated daydreams can, however, […]


Withdrawn students face negative stigma

The bed is stripped, the bookshelves empty, the walls a naked white. Your friend is gone, you’re not sure when he left. People whisper, but no one really knows exactly what happened. And when he returns, if he returns, no one will discuss his absence in detail, and life will plod on without pause. There […]