Local farmers visit dining halls

Residential college dining halls opened their doors Monday night to the local farmers and vendors who supply Yale’s food. These guests were featured at a Yale Dining-sponsored event called Shake the Hand that Feeds You, where they sat at tables and engaged students in discussion about their lifestyles and work. Each dining hall hosted a […]

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University achieves greenhouse gas reductions

Despite increases in campus size and population, Yale has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 11.5 percent since 2005. According to the 2011 update on the University’s greenhouse gas reduction plan, Yale is on track to achieve the reduction targets it set in 2005, according to University officials. The plan, originally conceived in 2005, announced […]

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Birth study receives $2.7 million grant

Yale researchers recently received a $2.7 million grant to continue their research the effects of air pollution on birth outcomes. The National Institute of Environmental Health Science awarded the grant to the principal investigators of the project in late July after they began applying for the funding in February 2010. The next step of the […]

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STEP teaches recycling

Live music, free clothes and kettle corn abounded on Old Campus Sunday afternoon as the Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership (STEP) held an event meant to teach Yalies ecologically sustainable lives. Over 100 students, alumni and members of the New Haven community attended Greenfest, which educated them about various recycling methods through a series of […]

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Wishing Well founder talks water crises

Ryan Groves wants to end the world’s water crisis in his lifetime by building one well at a time. Groves is the president and co-founder of Wishing Well: Water for the World, an international nonprofit organization that raises money to build wells in developing countries. He spoke to a group of students and community members […]

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Groves talks water crises

Ryan Groves wants to end the world’s water crisis in his lifetime by building one well at a time. Groves is the president and cofounder of Wishing Well: Water for the World, an international nonprofit organization that raises money to build wells in developing countries. He spoke to a group of students and community members […]

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Link between family history, brain tumors found

Those who have parents, siblings or offspring who have suffered from a brain tumor have a greater chance of developing one themselves, a study by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The results of the study, published in the July 22 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery, showed a significant link between meningiomas […]

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Three Yalies win Pulitzers

Eighteen years ago, David Leonhardt ’95 stepped into then-Graduate School Dean Richard Levin’s office to offer his congratulations to Levin’s secretary. Her boss, he said, was slated to become the next University President. Colleagues of Leonhardt, then editor in chief of the News, had a hunch that Levin had been selected for the job. The […]

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Malloy’s commissioner picks face confirmation

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s picks to run the Connecticut departments of Correction and Social Services are facing legislative confirmation hearings, the Associated Press reported. The Connecticut General Assembly’s Executive and Legislative Nomination Committee has planned a public hearing for April 19. During the hearing, Leo Arnone, the nominee to run Connecticut’s prisons agency, and Roderick […]

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Clock ticking on state budget vote

The Connecticut General Assembly’s committees that write the budget and draft taxes have little more than a week to vote on a legislative response to Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s two-year, $40 billion budget proposal, the Associated Press reported. The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee has to decide whether or not to pass a spending plan by April […]

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Study links obesity, infertility

Children of obese women could be less fertile than children born to women of a healthier body weight, a new study from the Yale School of Medicine has found. The research, conducted by obstetrics and gynecology professor Hugh Taylor, investigated the relationship between obesity and fertility in mice. The researchers found that when women are […]

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New handbook for New Haven cyclists

Elm City cyclists now have a nifty handbook to accompany the over eight miles of new bike lanes launched two years ago. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced at a press conference held Tuesday morning at The Devil’s Gear Bike Shop the release of a handbook titled “Street Smarts Smart Cycling”, a 48-page guide […]

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