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W. SOCCER | Hat trick just one of many successes

September 16, 2009 • 0
One Yale junior from a small New Jersey town is no stranger to success on the soccer field. That success, defined by powerful kicks and swift movement on the field have made Becky Brown ’11 this week’s Ivy League Player of the Week. “Soccer is definitely a passion of mine,” Brown said. “I wouldn’t be »

SOM to now accept GRE

September 3, 2009 • 3
As of this fall, prospective applicants to the Yale School of Management may submit scores from either the GRE or the GMAT. The Yale School of Management will allow applicants to submit scores from either the GRE, a generalized graduate school admissions exam, or the GMAT, a traditional exam tailored to business programs, beginning this »

Briefly: New rap contest to bring city youths to Woolsey Hall stage

April 27, 2009 • 0
In an effort to combat violence, crime and disparity among plagued communities, the rap duo of Antonio Ennis (Twice Thou) and Edward Anderson (Edo.G) — together known as 4peace — have teamed up with Yale University Bands to offer Connecticut high school students the chance to perform original raps on stage. The “Rap 4 Justice »

Matos moves to nonprofit work

April 27, 2009 • 1
In October 2007, Kica Matos, a city community services administrator, visited Yale to address the Yale Political Union on key issues pertaining to the public safety of immigrants in New Haven. Her speech, during a debate about providing services for immigrants, enumerated the challenges in her line of work — undocumented families, for instance, renting »

Q&A | ‘SNL’ writer talks comedy

April 23, 2009 • 0
Political satirist Jim Downey of “Saturday Night Live” arrived in New Haven on a drizzly Wednesday afternoon to speak to Suzanne O’Malley’s “Writing Hour-Long TV Drama” seminar. Downey, who has written over 1,000 “SNL” skits in the past 32 years, is best known for his political sketches of the 2008 presidential election, such as the »

Academy honors science faculty

April 22, 2009 • 0
Eleven members of Yale’s faculty have been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and will be formally inducted into the Academy next month. CASE is nonprofit organization that recognizes scientists and engineers living in Connecticut who have achieved distinction for their outstanding contributions to applied sciences and technology. “The organization elected 23 »

Forestry students plan sustainable film festival

April 14, 2009 • 1
Grad school students are planning to paint the campus green as they kick off Yale’s first environmental film festival this Thursday. For the past eight months, a board of 10 Forestry & Environmental Studies students have collaborated to create the first Environmental Film Festival at Yale, which begins on April 16. The festival, a sustainable »

GoCrossCampus site expands

April 7, 2009 • 0, an Eli-founded and managed company that produces online games, is back with two new games — Alpha Blitz and Pocket Towers — in hopes of mirroring the success it had with its first project, the popular GoCrossCampus. Alpha Blitz, modeled after Boggle, is a fast-paced multiplayer word game. The game, released in mid-March, has »

Around New Haven

Trails to link Hamden, Cheshire and New Haven neighborhoods Mayor John DeStefano Jr. will lead a groundbreaking ceremony for phase three of the Farmington Canal Greenway section on Monday, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said in a statement this week. The final phase of the construction project, which began in 2001, will connect the New »

Actor Elliot Gould talks drama

April 2, 2009 • 0
There were no blinding lights or expensive cameras, but actor Elliot Gould began his Master’s Tea with a line that sounded scripted. “There are no laces in your shoes,” he said, staring at Richard Miron’s ’12 feet with a coy grin. “Must be the weather.” More than 40 people gathered in the Davenport common room »

On the ground: Despite funding decline, gardens keep growing

April 1, 2009 • 0
Chatting jovially with eight other volunteers, Dwight neighborhood resident Pat Wallace preciously patted marigold seeds down in her tray and sprinkled soil over them with a wave of her hand. On Tuesday morning, a group of garden-loving women from local community activism associations gathered in the Pardee Greenhouse at the Rose Gardens in Hamden, kicking »

M. LACROSSE | Another Ivy weekend

March 27, 2009 • 0
Despite coming off a disappointing loss to No. 3 Cornell last weekend, the Bulldogs (4-3, 1-1 Ivy) are looking forward to another duel with another Ivy as Yale hosts Princeton on Saturday. Within the past five years, No. 5 Princeton has defeated Yale in four out of five contests. The last victory for the Bulldogs »