BUSINESS COLUMN | Aitken: Barbie dolls and Ponzi schemes

During Career Month in kindergarten, our teacher told us to go home, ask our parents what they did for a living and present at show-and-tell the next day. “Mommy, what do you do at your job?” I asked her that night. My corporate-banker mother proceeded to give me an inspired — if ambitious — explanation […]


Aitken: ‘Life After Yale’: maybe I should learn to budget

I spent more on clothes last summer than I did on two months’ rent in New York City. Needless to say, this didn’t go down very well with my parents, who were already convinced that I don’t understand the value of money. My accounting of the summer’s expenses — documented beautifully in an Excel spreadsheet, […]


Aitken: A job on Wall St.: Are you crazy?

Guest Column

Yalies adapt to immersion abroad

The first time someone mistook her for an Argentinian, Natalia Mann ’09 was thrilled. “Someone heard me speaking Spanish and, because the Buenos Aires accent is so distinctive, they assumed I must have been from around there,” Mann said. “I felt so local.” Mann’s assimilation to local culture during her semester in Buenos Aires is […]


Faculty applaud architect choice

The choice of Lord Norman Foster ARC ’62 to design the School of Management’s new campus drew praise this week, as professors said Foster will continue the University’s tradition of cutting-edge architecture. Foster won the Pritzker Prize — considered to be architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize — in 1999, and is famous for designing […]


Noted alum to design new SOM campus

Famed architect Lord Norman Foster ARC ’62 has been selected to design the Yale School of Management’s new campus on Whitney Avenue, Yale President Richard Levin confirmed Monday night. Foster — who also designed the Hearst Tower in New York City, the Beijing Capital International Airport, and the Millennium Bridge in London — is famous […]


Cafe Nine adds flavor to Elm City’s music scene

Dimly lit, with concert posters, gumball machines and a jukebox lining the open-faced brick walls, Cafe Nine is a cozy mixture of underground and vintage. The only bar in New Haven featuring live music every night of the week, Cafe Nine has been a staple of the New Haven music scene for nearly two decades. […]


Playground named for famed bagelmaker

Murray Lender could hardly speak, but the crowd knew how much his hometown meant to him. Lender was honored by Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and the students and faculty of John C. Daniels School on Monday at the dedication of Murray Lender Playground. The playground — funded by the $1.5 billion Citywide School Construction Program […]


University welcomes first police Segway

Yale Police officer Ivan Griffiths is starting to get used to the attention that comes with riding New Haven’s only police Segway. “Hey, that’s the first one of these I’ve seen in person!” one student called to Griffiths. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”13702″ ] “I gotta get me one of them,” said another, laughing. The two men stopped […]


Hospital workers debate union vote

As hospital administrators and union organizers trade public accusations of misconduct, workers at Yale-New Haven hospital are privately debating an upcoming vote on whether or not to unionize. The union election — which will take place on Dec. 20 and 21 — has been a source of increasing tensions at the hospital in recent weeks. […]


UOC discusses fair labor vote

Members of the Undergraduate Organizing Committee met with Vice President of the Office of New Haven and State Affairs Bruce Alexander on Tuesday night to discuss reports that Yale-New Haven Hospital has been intimidating workers over an upcoming unionization vote. Students said the allegations included reports of misleading literature suggesting that unionization would lead to […]


Univ. not to patent chemical

Following Yale’s decision last week not to apply for a patent in low- and middle-income countries for chemical which may be used in anti-HIV drugs, students are calling on the University to pressure its business partner to refrain from enforcing its own license on the compound in those countries. Students involved in the group Universities […]