Arts Council sponsors artists online

A new partnership between the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and online fundraising platform Kickstarter aims to broaden support for New Haven artists beyond those who know them personally. Last week, the Arts Council launched its curator page on Kickstarter, expanding visibility of New Haven artists in need of funding. The Arts Council’s Executive […]

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Classesv2 site extends to smartphones

Information Technology Services is testing a new mobile Classesv2 website that allows students to check syllabi and course readings on their smart phones. Between Jan. 26 through Feb. 3, over 600 students opted to evaluate the alpha version of the site through a survey on Classesv2, said David Hirsch, associate director of Yale’s Center for […]

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Sex Week broadens perspective

In an effort to broaden its perspective, Sex Week hosted a talk on gender, identity and sexuality in immigrant families on Sunday. At the event, feminist writer and blogger Miriam Perez discussed how she came to terms with her homosexuality as the daughter of Cuban immigrants in front of 11 students. Sex Week 2012 coordinator […]

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Exhibit fights for drawing’s life

Weeks before hosting a symposium titled “Is Drawing Dead?”, the Yale School of Architecture’s current student exhibition takes a step back to honor the basics of the craft. Composed of approximately 24 pieces hand-drawn by students last semester, “Visualizing Form” went up Jan. 17 on the third floor of Rudolph Hall. The show runs alongside […]

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HackYale to expand

Yale’s student-run programming lecture series HackYale will soon expand to campuses beyond New Haven. HackYale, a set of courses founded last fall by Will Gaybrick LAW ’15 and Bay Gross ’13, returned to Yale this spring with an expanded set of course offerings and will also appear at Princeton when the school begins its spring […]

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New voice for ‘Coriolanus’

In a new production of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” the Bard’s minor players grow in importance beside the play’s leading war heroes. Set to run Jan. 18 to 21, the Roman tragedy is the first play to go up under the umbrella of this spring’s Shakespeare at Yale festival and the result of a collaborative effort between […]

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Kerry ’66, Blair stop by campus

While most classes ended on Friday with applause and some cookies, others wrapped up the fall with a visit from U.S. Sen. John Kerry ’66 and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. A group of approximately 50 students in the “Faith and Globalization” class pioneered by Blair three years ago listened to the two political […]

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Molière play opens at Rep in full raunchy swing

A puppet show, disco balls, Keith Richards-inspired costuming and an adult in a diaper are just a few of the anachronistic elements in the latest Molière production to hit New Haven. “A Doctor in Spite of Himself” opens Friday at the Yale Repertory Theatre, adding touches of modern-day culture while staying true to the spirit […]

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Aldermen seek solutions to youth violence

Wednesday’s workshop for the Youth Services Committee of the New Haven Board of Aldermen featured a different cast of characters than most Board meetings, as community members debated solutions to youth violence in the city. A group of concerned parents, community members and New Haven officials gathered in Lincoln-Bassett School on Bassett Street to discuss […]

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Freshmen start “Assassins”

The hunt has begun in Vanderbilt. At midnight on Sunday, Branford freshmen officially started their game of “Assassins,” the ultimate game of mystery tag that periodically casts a terrifying spell of doubt and distrusts on Yale’s residential colleges. Emma Schmidt ’15, the coordinator for Branford, said she got the idea to arrange the game after […]

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Elm City Market opens its doors

Just as students were getting used to the new Stop and Shop on Whalley Avenue, a new grocery store has moved into town. Elm City Market, a co-op store located on the first floor of the 360 State Street building, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening for its members Wednesday morning, and will open to […]

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Dining roundtables reach out to students

Five students from Branford, Saybrook and Jonathan Edwards Colleges attended the inaugural Roundtable Dining Discussion Tuesday evening to discuss Yale’s residential college dining system over dinner. The meeting, which took place in the Jonathan Edwards Junior Common Room, was the first in a series of discussions organized by the Student Dining Advisory Committee that allow […]

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