‘Wilma Dickfit’ to visit campus, allegedly

Yale is plastered — literally — with sex. The Pundits (?) have taken to the walls of Yale with massive displays of innuendo. On Wednesday afternoon, a poster for a Saybrook Master’s Tea with “Wilma Dickfit” (will it?) — alleged author of “Let’s Find Out The Hard Way” — appeared on entryways and bulletin boards […]

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New fossil may end mollusk evolution debate

An unassuming, golf ball-sized rock unearthed from volcanic ash in the United Kingdom has flipped the scientific community upside down. A paper released in the scientific journal “Nature” Oct. 3 detailed the newly discovered evolutionary implications of the fossil Kulindroplax perissokomos. Yale and United Kingdom researchers found the fossil approximately a decade ago in the […]

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Harvard ‘Incestfest’ draws criticism

Attention: There’s controversy brewing at Harvard. An “Incestfest” dance to be hosted by Harvard’s Kirkland Hall this December has drawn criticism from members of the Harvard community and national media for its controversial name. The dance — which gets its name because it is only open to Kirkland Hall residents — encourages attendees to “hook […]

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Esteemed audio curator passes away

Richard Warren ’59, a Yale library curator who devoted his life to one of the nation’s most extensive audio archives and was praised by colleagues for his wisdom and dedication, passed away after suffering a stroke last Sunday at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was 75 years old. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum […]

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‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ a beacon of hope

In the season of suits and job interviews, the latest show at the Calhoun Cabaret has a response to students’ career woes: To hell with practicality. This is the takeaway from Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical “Tick, Tick … Boom!”, which he wrote before bursting onto Broadway with “Rent.” Set in New York City circa the […]

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Manhattan Short brings global film to Yale

Ten films, 10 countries, in two hours. A recipe for teleportation? Maybe. The essence of the Manhattan Short Film Festival? Definitely. Manhattan Short made its way to Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center for the second time in its 14-year history Friday night. Organized at Yale this year by film studies major Jason Douglass ’13, Manhattan Short […]

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