State grants $1.1M to cultural groups

April 9, 2008 • 0
Connecticut’s culture is being fortified by the state government. Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Monday that $1.1 million in grants were awarded to organizations dedicated to enhancing Connecticut’s cultural heritage and tourism venues across the state. Forty-four groups, including three New Haven groups — the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Peabody Museum and »

SOM prof. and family man, Lovelock, 67, dies at home

March 7, 2008 • 1
Adjunct School of Management Professor Christopher Lovelock, a modern-day Renaissance man described by friends and family as a devotee of hiking and gardening, among other interests, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Feb. 24 at his Cape Cod home of 18 years. He was 67. Lovelock was born July 12, 1940 in Saltash, England, in »

Anderson explores dynamics of street life

February 20, 2008 • 1
Sociology professor Elijah Anderson transported students Tuesday from a warm room in the Afro-American Cultural Center to a street corner in the “hood,” as he described the problems of poor urban living and associated social trends. Anderson, a well-known sociologist who focuses on the structure and functioning of inner cities, was asked to speak of »

Batson, Fox chosen for Gates Cambridge

February 18, 2008 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The gates of Cambridge are opening for two Yale seniors. Joshua Batson ’08 and Molly Fox ’08 will pursue post-graduate study at Cambridge University next year after being awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, the International Education and Fellowship Programs office announced Friday. Batson »

Penn admissions officer quits after interest conflict

February 7, 2008 • 0
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel reiterated to members of the Office of Admissions this week a University policy forbidding them from simultaneously serving as college-guidance counselors while employed by Yale. The reminder came after Inside Higher Ed reported Jan. 30 that three admissions officers at top U.S. universities were receiving free trips and compensation »

Study abroad programs at three Ivy League schools to be investigated

January 25, 2008 • 0
Nine months after financial aid officers at institutions around the country were scrutinized for receiving kickbacks from private loan companies, study abroad programs at 15 colleges and universities — including three of Yale’s Ivy League peers — are under investigation. Last week New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo expanded an investigation of independent college study »

Six months later, Lewis ’09 discharged to rehab

January 23, 2008 • 0
After spending half a year in the hospital, Dan Lewis ’09 is finally preparing to return home. As part of continuing recovery efforts following an accident during last summer’s Habitat for Humanity Bicycle Challenge, Lewis was moved Monday from the Denver Children’s Hospital to the Craig Rehabilitation Hospital, located in the same city. There, he »

Ambassador talks Georgian politics

January 16, 2008 • 0
Georgia may be roughly the size of West Virginia, but the eastern European nation has continent-sized aspirations, Irakli Alasania, the Georgian ambassador to the United Nations, told an audience of about 20 at a Saybrook College Master’s Tea on Tuesday. After a decade-and-a-half of chaos and instability following its declaration of independence from the Soviet »

Activist students eat on $3 per day

November 8, 2007 • 7
It may sound like a new crash diet: eat no more than $3 worth of food a day. But for Yalies participating in the Food Stamp Challenge this week, their limited diet is not a formula for dropping a few pounds. The Food Stamp Challenge — organized by Jewish food-advocacy group Mazon and co-sponsored by »

Famed climber stops in for Tea

October 31, 2007 • 0
At a Trumbull College Master’s Tea on Tuesday, slideshows and stories of avalanches and deceptive weather transported those in attendance out of a crisp New England day to the snowy landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Fred Beckey, a famed 84-year-old mountaineer and guidebook author, spoke to about 20 students, focusing on his extensive climbing experience »

Faculty, alums discuss Univ.’s green efforts

October 19, 2007 • 0
Yale faculty and alumni turned up the heat Thursday at a conference targeting reform of the University’s energy-efficient and environmentally friendly practices. Yale faculty and alumni recommended strategies for environmental sustainability at “The Greening of Yale and Beyond” Symposium, held Thursday at Battell Chapel. Conference participants came together to present a series of lectures outlining »