M. CREW | Both teams face first losses

It was a disappointing weekend for the heavyweight and lightweight crew teams, as both of their previously undefeated varsity eight boats lost their titles and finished in last place. On Saturday, the heavyweight team took on Cornell and Princeton in Ithaca, N.Y., while the lightweight team travelled to Dartmouth to race the Big Green. The […]

Marrow drive adds over 500 new potential donors

The fourth annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive, held in Commons on Thursday, registered over 500 people as potential marrow donors. Including the totals from Thursday’s drive, Yale’s marrow drives have added over 3,000 potential donors to the national registry. The drive is named in honor of former women’s hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’11, […]

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Heavyweight crew trims roster, gains speed

At the end of the 2010-’11 rowing season, his first year with the Bulldogs, heavyweight crew head coach Stephen Gladstone set a 6000m time standard for all oarsmen planning to return to the team in the fall. “[Gladstone] made it clear that only people who were entirely committed to the team and to going fast […]

HEAVYWEIGHT CREW | Bulldogs sweep third straight regatta

The heavyweight crew team managed to come back from a slow start in the varsity race on Saturday to beat Columbia and Penn and retain the annually-contested Blackwell Cup for the third straight year. The Bulldogs — undefeated this season in the F 8+, JV 8+ and V8+ categories — continued their Ivy League winning […]

LIGHTWEIGHT CREW | Elis dominate doubleheader

The lightweight crew team faced a challenging doubleheader on Saturday, racing against Columbia and Penn in the morning and against Cornell in the afternoon. But the Bulldogs reigned victorious, winning the F 8+, JV 8+ and the V 8+ in each regatta. “Beating three [Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges] opponents in one weekend is an […]

Cycling team beats Ivy League competitors

Twenty-seven members of the Yale Bulldog Cycling Club spent Saturday and Sunday racing up and down East Rock in the fourth annual Lux et Velocitas race. The race, contested by members of Yale’s cycling club, was the seventh of nine consecutive weekend races in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. It drew approximately 300 athletes from […]

HEAVYWEIGHT CREW | Elis retain Olympic Axe

On Saturday, the heavyweight crew team swept its second and last home regatta of the season, winning all three races against Dartmouth and retaining the contested Olympic Axe for the ninth straight year. Since 2004, the winner of the annual Yale-Dartmouth race has received the battle-axe trophy — and the Big Green has yet to […]

LIGHTWEIGHT CREW | Bulldogs keep Joy cup

The lightweight crew team dominated its second regatta of the season this Saturday, winning all four races against MIT and Georgetown on the Charles River in Boston. Carried by the momentum of last weekend’s four-race victory over Naval Academy, the Bulldogs took home the trophy of the annual boat race, the Joy Cup. Yale’s 3V […]

Protester interrupts OxCam regatta, Zeng ’11 is mad

An Australian protester interrupted Saturday’s Oxford-Cambridge regatta by swimming into the paths of the boats, stopping the race and raising the ire of former lightweight crew oarsman and Rhodes scholar Will Zeng ’11, who rowed for Oxford on Saturday. When environmental campaigner Trenton Oldfield interrupted “The Boat Race” about halfway through the four-an-a-quarter mile course, […]

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YCC | Nathan Kohrman ’15, treasurer

Nathan Kohrman ’15, a candidate for YCC treasurer, said he first felt inspired to participate in student government during Bulldog Days one year ago: The executive board elections were happening that same week, and his host, then-YCC presidential hopeful Brandon Levin ’13, spoke enthusiastically about the organization. “He said that FCC and YCC were some […]

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Hughes ’12 wins humanitarian award

Aleca Hughes ’12, the women’s hockey captain who led efforts to honor former teammate Mandi Schwartz ’11, was awarded the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award in a ceremony in Tampa on Friday. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”652″ ] The annual award, currently in its 17th year, is open to male and female hockey players in Divisions […]

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Canadians opt for Eli teams

While approximately 15 percent of Yale College students are members of varsity athletic teams, that statistic is much higher for Canadian undergrads: Forty percent of Canadian students at Yale are varsity athletes. Yale’s peer institutions show a similar trend: at Harvard, 30 percent of Canadian college students compete at the varsity level, and a whopping […]