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University

Classesv2 site extends to smartphones

February 8, 2012 • 1
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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University

Sex Week broadens perspective

February 6, 2012 • 1
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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Culture

Exhibit fights for drawing’s life

January 25, 2012 • 0
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 »
Sci-Tech

HackYale to expand

January 19, 2012 • 950
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 »
A new adaptation of “Coriolanus” will be the first play to go up as part of this semester’s Shakespeare at Yale festival.
Culture

New voice for ‘Coriolanus’

January 11, 2012 • 0
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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Culture

Molière play opens at Rep in full raunchy swing

November 30, 2011 • 3
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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City

Aldermen seek solutions to youth violence

November 10, 2011 • 0
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 »
Elm City Market opens its doors to the public on Thursday after months of anticipation. The market had a members-only opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday.
City

Elm City Market opens its doors

November 3, 2011 • 0
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 »
University

Dining roundtables reach out to students

November 2, 2011 • 0
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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University

Student startup storms cyberspace

November 1, 2011 • 21
A student start-up launched in July gives consumers easy access to new digital currency that is quickly spreading across cyberspace. Thomas McCabe ’12 founded Get-Bitcoin.com this summer after struggling to find websites that sell Bitcoins, a digital currency created in 2009 that people can use to anonymously trade and buy products from select companies. McCabe »
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Culture

Doctors dance to donate

October 24, 2011 • 0
Singing surgeons, dancing doctors and pirouetting nurse practitioners were just a portion of the entertainers who headlined an “Evening of Cabaret” at the Yale School of Medicine Saturday night. The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary presented a four-hour cabaret show to benefit the hospital’s Aortic Institute, showcasing the talents of medical workers, hospital business administrators and »
University

Elis urged to face homelessness

October 18, 2011 • 2
While most Yalies pass homeless New Haveners on their way to class, a campus group gave their interactions with the homeless more thought at a panel on Monday night. The event, entitled “Can You Look Me in the Eye?” and sponsored by the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Project, featured four panelists and attracted 70 students »