“Crushstation” suffered a rollover during Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, which visited Hartford for the ninth consecutive year.

Monster Jam flattens Hartford

February 17, 2011
Last weekend, the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam pulled into the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., the home of UConn basketball. Mud flew. For two hours, a bonanza of motorized sports turned the arena into an X-Games-like experience, as the largest monster truck tour — Monster Jam — made its annual trip to Hartford. A »
Mark Ryba is the man behind the mic at Yale’s home hockey games.

Accountant by day, announcer by night

February 9, 2011
For a man with such a tremendous voice, Mark Ryba is unassuming. When this reporter first met him, Ryba first said, “Are you sure you got the right guy? [You want to talk to] the PA announcer?” But on weekend nights at Ingalls Rink, Ryba’s voice booms throughout the building, a voice all Yale hockey »

Class of 1960 reunites, reminisces

November 18, 2010
This past weekend members of the football team of 1960, the last undefeated and untied Yale team, reunited to watch the Yale-Princeton game and celebrate their fiftieth reunion at the Yale Bowl. But before rooting for the Bulldogs, the alums took time on Friday to give words of encouragement to the Bulldogs during practice. After »

STARCRAFT | The Game in space

November 4, 2010
Friday night in the far reaches of the galaxy, Yale will square off against Harvard in an epic battle between humans, insectoids, and psionic power for control of the universe — a match of Starcraft II to be streamed online for Starcraft fans around the world. Of the 75 matches between colleges across the nation »

Dr. Ruth promises lifetime of ‘good sex’

April 13, 2010
This past Friday, Dr. Ruth Westheimer appeared in front of hundreds of army cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “I got a standing ovation,” she told a crowd of 30 in the Calhoun College master’s house on Monday. “They told me not one student fell asleep, but that when President Obama talked, »

From the Big Apple to Heirloom

March 4, 2010
Carey Savona took the reins as executive chef at Heirloom, the restaurant at The Study at Yale, in early January and, in less than two months time, has redesigned the restaurant’s menu. For Carey, who grew up in Stamford, Conn., and spent a year at Southern Connecticut State University, landing the job at Heirloom was »
A federal law will reduce credit card companies’ access to college campuses in an effort to curb student debt.

New law restricts credit card companies

February 25, 2010
People under 21 may now be less likely to take on excessive amounts of debt, at least if new federal restrictions on credit card companies work as intended. A new federal law, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D–Conn.), went into effect Monday and contains numerous new regulations »

Restaurants prep for V-Day

February 11, 2010
The kitchens at New Haven’s restaurants are bustling as preparations for the Valentine’s Day rush get underway. But at six of the city’s swankiest eateries, chefs are divided on what type of menu is best for lovebirds. Four said prix fixe menus put the focus on the food, not the price, while two said restaurants »

Alum runs for state post

February 4, 2010
When Gerry Garcia ’94 SOM ’01 was an undergraduate at Yale, he helped to start the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Now, as a Democratic candidate for secretary of the state, he, a Hispanic Jew, will use his multi-ethnic background to reach out to diverse communities of Connecticut and increase voter turnout, he told the audience »

Public hearing reveals budget woes

January 25, 2010
Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s handling of the state budget has been “almost infantile” in recent months, a Democratic candidate for attorney general said at a public hearing at City Hall on Saturday. Over a tinny sound system, about half a dozen Democratic state representatives for New Haven provided a primer on the state budget to »

Bloom, Strand discuss literature

April 24, 2009
After a long day of teaching “too many classes,” professor Harold Bloom GRD ’56 was tired. “If someone can give me another Cognac I can say something,” he told the crowd on Thursday afternoon at a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea. Bloom, who has taught at Yale since 1955, spoke with the poet Mark Strand, »

M. BASKETBALL | Q&A: New captain on the court

April 22, 2009
Alex Zampier, a guard on the men’s basketball team, was recently elected captain for the 2009-’10 season. The speedy junior has been a significant presence on the court for the Elis since his freshman season when he played in 24 games. This season, Zampier was second on the team in scoring with 13.2 points per »