In Pierson, Sunday night dinner off-limits for transfers

For non-Piersonites, eating in Pierson on Sunday evenings is now a thing of the past. According to an email sent out Tuesday morning by Betty Lattanzi, senior administrative assistant for Pierson College, only students with a Pierson sticker on their ID cards will be admitted to the dining hall for dinner on Sunday nights. The […]


Fall break activities revealed

For students staying in New Haven, this year’s new October recess can be more than just rest and relaxation. The Yale College Dean’s Office, or YCDO, sent out an e-mail Monday night outlining the activities and services available to students during next week’s fall break, which runs from Wednesday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 28. […]


Berkeley dining hall access limited

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 […]


Proposal to limit dining hours for non-Berkeleyites

For Berkeley College students, family night may now be more than just a Sunday evening occasion. In an attempt to reduce congestion in one of the University’s most centrally-located dining halls, the college’s administrators have proposed to restrict non-Berkeley students from eating in the college for two Mondays every month. For the other two Mondays, […]


Yale stepping-stone to Olympics, athletes say

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

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

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 […]


Tailgate likely to draw small crowd

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

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

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 […]

Report recommends coastal wind turbines

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 […]


Handelsman talks scientific education

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 […]