Residential College Roundup: 9.29.2010

September 29, 2010 • 2
At this week’s residential college council meetings, event planning was in full force. The Branford College Council discussed a possible inter-college event with neighboring Saybrook, perhaps a “neighbor dance.” Such neighborly dancing will more definitely take place this Friday between Ezra Stiles and Morse Colleges, which are hosting a joint screw, the first of the »
Carole De Saram, former president of the New York National Women’s Organization, cautioned students not to be complacent about about gender equality.

Feminist recalls time at NOW

April 22, 2010 • 0
From marching down New York’s Fifth Avenue to fighting for a bill that banned credit lenders from discriminating on the basis of sex, Carole De Saram is a feminist on the front lines of the battle for gender equality. De Saram, the former president of the New York City chapter of the National Women’s Organization »

YCC | Annie Shi ’12, vice president

April 9, 2010 • 0
A self-proclaimed realist, Piersonite Annie Shi ’12 may not want to introduce academic minors. But she does want “language certificates” and “secondary concentrations.” Shi, who is running for vice president, said that unlike her fellow candidates, she refuses to run on something that she knows wouldn’t happen. So Shi explained that the great faculty and »
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Gehry talks craft at packed event

April 9, 2010 • 0
Frank Gehry’s auditoriums are known for their vast interior spaces, but in the cramped Hastings Hall on Thursday evening, space was just what was missing. World-renowned architect Gehry spoke to an audience of about 250 at the School of Architecture. Because the hall reached capacity 20 minutes before the event, students, professors and New Haven »

Some moms force illness on healthy children

April 8, 2010 • 0
Imagine being surgically cut open and having doctors insert tubes and wires into your body — when there is nothing physically wrong with you. This horror was a reality for Julie Gregory, the best-selling author of “Sickened: a Memoir of a Münchausen by Proxy Childhood,” who gave a talk Wednesday in William L. Harkness Hall »
Vivian Schiller, the CEO of NPR, said "the Internet is the most exciting tool for the free flow of sharing information since the printing press."

Schiller speaks on future of journalism

April 6, 2010 • 2
Contrary to popular belief, journalism and public media are not dead — at least according to Vivian Schiller. Schiller, the president and CEO of National Public Radio, spoke to an audience of about 50 at a Davenport College Master’s Tea on Monday. She debunked popular fears about the decline of journalism in America and advised »

Perry discusses design career

February 26, 2010 • 0
It may come as a surprise that the author of the book “Hand Job” is a graphic designer. But “Hand Job” is a compilation of hand-drawn typography by world-renowned designer Mike Perry, who gave a talk titled “Make, Make, Make” at the Yale University Art Gallery on Thursday evening. Perry, 28, related an account of »
Twelve teams, one from each residential college, competed in Commons on Wednesday night for a trophy and a $1,000 prize. Contestants had an hour to prepare an appetizer and an entrée featuring the secret ingredient: wild Alaskan salmon.

Morse wins Iron Chef contest

February 25, 2010 • 4
Knives slashing through locally grown crops, woks sizzling as smoke furls and rises, perspiring student chefs bringing diverse flavors together as they race to beat the clock — it’s Iron Chef Yale, and it’s the Final Cut. Twelve teams, one from each residential college, competed Wednesday night in Commons for the honor of having their »
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Club owner faces assault charge

February 24, 2010 • 3
Between violent street fights and dance floor stabbings, it’s been a rough year for Crown Street nightclubs. And on Friday, Rommerro Farrah, owner of Alchemy Nightclub and Club Elevate, both on Crown Street, appeared in court to face charges of first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment for attacking a bar patron, Steven Lunn, a year »

Speyer advocates ‘nimble thinking’

February 19, 2010 • 0
Though Jerry Speyer holds the title of 1955 New York State Yo-Yo Champion, his belief in adaptability has never dipped. Speyer, co-CEO and co-founder of Tishman Speyer, a real estate firm whose portfolio includes such iconic buildings as the Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center, gave a talk titled “Nimble Thinking: No Matter What the Challenge” »
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Library food fines are fiction

February 18, 2010 • 19
Daniel Levine ’13 was lounging in an armchair at Bass Library while perusing his linear algebra notes. As his concentration grew weaker and his urge to log onto Facebook grew stronger, he remembered the pack of Fritos buried in his backpack. Glancing around surreptitiously, he casually fished them out and put a chip in his »