Preservationists honor Scully

Professor Emeritus Vincent Scully ’40 GRD ’49 was honored Thursday with the national preservation movement’s highest accolade. But, at 89, he was unable to accept it in person. Scully received the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Louise DuPont Crowninshield Award, the most prestigious of the organization’s annual prizes. The prize recognizes lifetime achievement in the […]

Culture

Art and protest at the Beinecke

To the right of the security desk at the Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, a black and white poster screams “Fin de L’Universitaire.” But it’s not the end of Yale that the print is advocating; it is an artifact of the 1968 student protests in France, the culmination of nearly two decades of avant-garde […]

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Name changed, Family Weekend begins

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 […]

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

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 […]

Sci-Tech

Law School professor reshapes voting

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 […]

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Gradifi chimes in on courses

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 […]

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Eli men dominate party suites

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 […]

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Duchovny delights

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 […]

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Connecticut student poets share work at Tea

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 […]

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The ultimate cross-training

Shape shifting

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 […]

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Excitement runs high on road to Washington

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