To address overcrowding, Berkeley may be closed to transfers every other Monday night.

Berkeley dining hall access limited

October 11, 2012
Berkeley students tired of an overcrowded dining hall may soon be able to eat in peace every other Monday night. The Council of Masters and Yale Dining is currently reviewing a policy that would close Berkeley College’s dining hall for dinner to non-Berkeley students two Mondays each month. The policy, which Berkeley College Master Marvin »
Taylor Ritzel ’10 (center) discusses her Olympic experience in a Thursday night panel discussion.

Yale stepping-stone to Olympics, athletes say

October 5, 2012
Six recent Yale grads who attended this year’s Olympic games attributed part of their Olympic success to their athletic experiences at Yale in a Thursday night panel discussion. In the Yale Law School auditorium, the Olympians — rowers Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, Tess Gerrand ’10, Jamie Redman ’08 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 and sailors Sarah Lihan »

Locals divided over residential development

October 5, 2012
With a new residential housing development in the works, the corner of Chapel and Howe Streets may soon become a destination for more than Miya’s Sushi and Rudy’s Bar and Grill. Stamford-based construction firm RMS Companies submitted a proposal to the New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals in mid-September for a 136-unit apartment complex at »

Admins, Greek leaders review new policies

October 3, 2012
Fraternity and sorority leaders voiced concerns over the University’s changing approach to alcohol-related incidents and Greek-sponsored events at a Tuesday meeting with administrators. The meeting presented an opportunity for Greek leaders to provide feedback concerning three new policies impacting fraternities and sororities — one requiring all off-campus parties with over 50 attendees to register with »
In the face of tighter tailgate regulations, the tailgate at Saturday’s home football game against is likely to draw a small crowd, though fraternity leaders who are not planning events this Saturday said the new rules did not impact their decisions.

Tailgate likely to draw small crowd

September 28, 2012
Though several fraternities who normally attend tailgates will not be present at the first tailgate of the 2012 football season this Saturday, fraternity leaders and other students interviewed said the new tailgate regulations did not affect their decisions. Last January, administrators issued new tailgating restrictions — prohibiting U-Hauls and kegs, confining student tailgating activity to »

Iraq scholars criticize sanctions

September 27, 2012
Two experts on Iraqi politics asserted that economic sanctions against Iraq throughout the 1990s resulted in disastrous humanitarian consequences in a Wednesday afternoon talk. Joy Gordon, a philosophy professor at Fairfield University, and Hans-Christof von Sponeck, head of United Nations operations in Iraq from 1998 to 2000, each gave talks at the Institution for Social »

The artist, the athlete, the dancer

September 27, 2012
While many might consider dance only a form of artistic expression, club sports teams at Yale that incorporate dance showcase both its artistry and its athleticism. Dance and sports that contain dance elements require tremendous athletic ability. When combined with competition, in teams such as the Yale Ballroom Dance Team, dance can become a sport »
A report issued by the National Wildlife Federation has given new life to the idea that wind turbines should be installed along the coast of Connecticut.

Report recommends coastal wind turbines

September 20, 2012
Windy days on the Atlantic should be used for more than just sailing and flying kites, environmentalists say. A report by the National Wildlife Federation released last week recommended the construction of offshore wind turbines along the coast of Connecticut and 13 other East Coast states. Currently, the United States does not have a single »
Jo Handelsman, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, studies effective methods ofteaching science.

Handelsman talks scientific education

September 18, 2012
Jo Handelsman, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, is nationally acclaimed for her efforts to improve science education and to attract and retain more women and minorities in scientific fields. At Yale, she teaches a freshman and sophomore biology class, “From Microbes to Molecules,” and heads a lab focused on »
Einat Wilf, a member of the Israeli parliament, spoke to students at William Harkness Hall Wednesday night about the future of her country and region.

Israeli official speaks about country’s future

September 13, 2012
A member of the Israeli parliament spoke to a packed room in William L. Harkness Hall on Wednesday night about Israel, the Arab Spring and the future of the Middle East. Einat Wilf, the chair of the Education, Sports and Culture Committee of the Knesset — Israel’s legislative branch — and a native of Israel, »
Max Morice ’15 averaged three points per game — one goal and one assist — during his time at Yale.

M. SOCCER | Morice ’15 takes on pro soccer in France

September 6, 2012
When asked to name the student seen juggling and bouncing a ball around Yale’s campus, men’s soccer head coach Brian Tompkins did not have to think twice: Rarely could former sophomore Max Morice be seen without a soccer ball by his side. But when Morice was offered a chance to take his lifelong passion to »

Global warming may intensify disease

April 11, 2012
There may be more to fear from global warming than environmental changes. According to several leading climate scientists and public health researchers, global warming will lead to higher incidence and more intense versions of disease. The direct or indirect effects of global warming might intensify the prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue and Lyme disease, they »