JProphet raps ‘for God, for Yale’

April 20, 2010
The former running back for the Bulldogs, who on the field used to turn up the heat, is now spitting rhymes over spiritual beats. Rodney Reynolds ’10, an African American studies major who has launched his musical career in holy hip-hop at Yale, will be performing this summer in his first tour, “Sweet Music to »
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Zombies attack, fall in love

February 23, 2010
On Thursday, zombies will creep, crawl and cruise around central campus — before they hit the big screen. Zombies will storm campus as a final promotion for “Love of the Dead” — a short film co-written and directed by Michael Sarnoski ’10 and produced by film studies student Jeremi Szaniawski GRD ’10. The film, also »
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Today’s Front Page 11.10.09

November 10, 2009

Education expert pushes reform

November 9, 2009
A leading national education expert said in a Dwight Hall talk Sunday that schools should be more focused on the child development needs of students instead of just meeting federal requirements. In the talk in the Dwight Hall library, James P. Comer, a psychiatry professor at the School of Medicine Child Study Center, told a »

A new look at electrons

October 14, 2009
This article has been amended following an investigation by the News. Please see the Editor’s Note below for details. A group of Yale researchers has made the first accurate measurements of a constant electric current that flows through metals without applied voltage. In a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of Science, Yale researchers »
The Democratic candidates for Ward 1 Alderman met again Monday night in a debate moderated by New Haven Independent editor Paul Bass ’82.

Post-election paths diverge

October 13, 2009
Katie Harrison ’11 and Minh Tran ’09 are moving on from their loss to Mike Jones ’11 in the Ward 1 Aldermanic Democratic Endorsement Vote in April, but only one of the two is continuing with city politics for now. Last week, Tran, now a teacher in a New Haven public charter school through Teach »

M. SOCCER: ’Dogs lose in heartbreaker

October 12, 2009
The men’s soccer team lost another tough overtime contest to an Ivy League rival this past weekend at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs (3-5-2, 0-2 Ivy) fell by a score of 2–1 to current conference league-leaders No. 24 Dartmouth (7-2-1, 2-0) in overtime, dropping their league record to 0–2 on the season. Forward Scott Armbrust ’13 »

Architecture major restructured

October 8, 2009
This article has been amended following an investigation by the News. Please see the Editor’s Note below for details. The number of sleepless nights students spend in the newly restored Paul Rudolph Hall, toiling over models and sketches for studio projects, might soon decline: The architecture major is undergoing a renovation of its own. The »

Seasonal flu vaccine on hold

October 8, 2009
Seasonal flu clinics at Yale are now on hold until further notice, University Health Services officials said in an e-mail to the Yale community Wednesday. The clinics have been shut down because YUHS officials received only half of the 15,000 doses they ordered from the state Department of Health last spring, and they do not »

Gates funds diarrhea research

October 7, 2009
The effects of diarrhea can be devastating, leading to severe dehydration and, in some cases, death. But, thanks to Yale and Bill Gates, help may be on the way. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently offered $1.8 million to the Yale School of Medicine to help fund clinical trials for a modified treatment of »

Can video games help with healthy choices?

September 30, 2009
This article has been amended following an investigation by the News. Please see the Editor’s Note below for details. Neon flashes. Electronic beeps. Power ups and game overs. Could video games be the future of health education and prevention? One health education institute sees it as a promising venture to explore. Thanks to a $3.9 »

Number of American Indian profs doubles — from one to two

September 23, 2009
Last year, the University had 2,744 faculty members who were white. One-hundred-twenty were black, and 93 were Hispanic. Six hundred and six were Asian, and only one was Native American. That number has since doubled, due to the hiring of Ned Blackhawk, a history professor from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who joined Yale’s History and »