LUND: New eyes for old haunts

April 13, 2012
As a freshman, I often visited the cemetery. From Silliman College, it is just a half-block walk to a certain neo-Egyptian gate on Grove. At first, I thought my enthusiasm was abnormal. But the FAQ page of the cemetery’s website assured me both that graveyards were spots for “personal contemplation and reflection,” and that plots »

LUND: Learning science

March 2, 2012
Freshman spring I took a course called “Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics,” which required a “working knowledge of elementary algebra” and met beneath busts of Kant and Goethe on the first floor of Linsley-Chittenden Hall. My grandma told her friends that I was majoring in rocket science. I was majoring in English, actually, and despite »

LUND: Bucket List: Library science

February 17, 2012
I worry a lot about not taking advantage of Yale’s library resources. Early in my Yale career, I quit every panlist I’d been strong-armed into and signed up for the e-newsletter Nota Bene: News from the Yale Library. I liked this publication, which has headlines like “OHAM [Oral History of American Music] Announces Wolpe Acquisition »

A new angle on art

April 13, 2010
To find out what an orange Mark Rothko painting and miniature masks of the Dan people of Liberia have in common, visitors to the Yale University Art Gallery will have to take a tour with one of the student gallery guides. Beginning Friday, this year’s student guides at the gallery will debut the tours they »

Beinecke blogs via Room 26

February 2, 2010
Of all the offices lining the long corridor beneath the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Room 26 has the best — and perhaps the only — door collage. It features, among other things, a magnet advertising a cupcake truck in Austin, a New Year’s note from a French book dealer, and an art postcard »