Name changed, Family Weekend begins

October 9, 2009
Though students’ relatives will flock to campus this weekend, filling Union League Café, the Omni Hotel and the Yale Bowl as usual, campus visitors will not be treated to the “Parents’ Weekend” of years past. This time, it’s officially called “Family Weekend.” The name change has been a long time coming, and this year Yale »

Kain ’09 explores the Arctic on an expedition examining climate change

September 30, 2009
Given that an arctic explorer is faced with choppy waters, polar bear attacks and temperatures comparable to a New Haven February at the warmest part of the year, getting lost in the labyrinthine hallways of the ship is the last thing he should have to worry about. But the reality is quite the opposite for »

Law School professor reshapes voting

September 28, 2009
Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken believes that rankings have the power to shape policy — and now, her ideas will play a major role in reshaping how the nation’s largest city runs its elections. Two weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that, pending his re-election in November, the city would be »

Gradifi chimes in on courses

September 11, 2009
As shopping period comes to a close, a new resource is helping some Yale undergraduate students make final decisions about their courses this semester. Created by two Yale College graduates, Dan Loewenherz ’09 and Zach Dewitt ’09, gradifi.com provides information to students beyond the basic course evaluations available on the “Online Course Selection” (OCS) Web »

Eli men dominate party suites

April 16, 2009
Yale’s party suites, from Saybrook’s “12-Pack” to the Davenport “Cottage,” have more in common than offering beer kegs and spacious common rooms for students in their respective colleges. As most residential colleges are wrapping up their housing draws this month, a final tally shows that of out of seven residential colleges that will include party »

Duchovny delights

March 2, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. There was not a single empty chair in the Branford common room at 3:35 p.m. Sunday afternoon. By 4:00, almost 100 students had crammed into the room, sitting on laps, windowsills and the floor, chattering excitedly and sipping cups of tea. When David »

Connecticut student poets share work at Tea

February 24, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. “It is possible to love the body/ that is not there. One must be/ across the shore, holding a gun,” Jordan Jacks ’09 recited. Jacks was reading his poem “A Life of Privilege” to more than 50 students and guests who squeezed into »

The ultimate cross-training

February 4, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. It is 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon, and although it is 30 degrees outside, the students at Bikram Yoga on the corner of Elm and Orange streets are dripping with sweat. The basement studio has been heated to 105 degrees (with 40 percent »

Shape shifting

January 27, 2009
In the words of Jaret Vadera ART ’09, there are two ways of looking at the world: “There are those who say, ‘We’re all the same,’ and those who say, ‘We’re all different.’ There are problems with both.” Through “Shifting Shapes — Unstable Signs,” an exhibit co-created by School of Art Dean Robert Storr, Vadera »

Excitement runs high on road to Washington

January 21, 2009
WASHINGTON Yalies began to gather outside the La Casa bus parked on College Street at 10:45 p.m. Monday. Light snow blanketed the quiet campus while down coats and dirty slush accumulated in the aisles of the bus. Boarding the 55-seat coach were mostly Latino students at Yale who paid the $30 fare to watch the »

Student ‘Flyer Police’ enforce crackdown

November 13, 2008
Eighteen years ago, Yale was a different place. Advertisements and flyers broadcasting the events of the University’s hundreds of undergraduate organizations covered every available surface on campus, said Cyril May FES ’89, Program Coordinator for Yale Recycling. The post office became so carpeted with posters that the Yale Fire Marshal reported “the place could have »

Journalists on politics

October 30, 2008
With only five days left in the 2008 presidential election, Yale students and faculty got the inside scoop on journalistic scandal and the political press at a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea Wednesday afternoon. New Yorker Senior Editor and Staff Writer Hendrik Hertzberg, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Lecturer Maralee Schwartz and former Radar Magazine »