DS students view old canon with new lens

Unsatisfied by the scope of discussions in mandatory Directed Studies sections, a few DS students are meeting on their own to hash out less-explored angles on the Western canon. Several students have augmented Directed Studies — an intensive year-long program intended to introduce freshmen to many of the most famous works of Western civilization — […]


Campus student organizations connect with alumni for financial support and feedback

In addition to holding meetings and recruiting new members, many student organizations are now tapping a resource that previous generations of campus groups rarely utilized: alumni. Students in many groups said they welcome the additional feedback and support that their organizations’ alumni are offering, which varies from group to group but can include monetary contributions, […]


Elis, locals discuss city businesses

The town-gown divide broke down Tuesday night when students and New Haven residents convened to discuss remedying challenges for black entrepreneurs. The event — held at the Dixwell-Yale University Community Learning Center, which co-sponsored the event with Black Student Alliance at Yale ­— prompted conversation about topics including the obstacles to procuring funding for entrepreneurship, […]


ITS sees increase in spam e-mails

According to spam experts, zombie computers are the latest wave of terror plaguing e-mail users at Yale. The number of spam e-mails that Yale Information Technology Services filters out of Webmail each month has risen dramatically since the beginning of the summer, quadrupling to nearly 100 million e-mails a month. Between May and August, spam […]


Eateries raise AIDS funds

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. On Thursday, 15 New Haven restaurants will transform their dining rooms into hubs of charity. Participating in a national project called Dining Out for Life, these local restaurants will donate up to 50 percent of all dinner bills to local AIDS clinics. The […]


YCC Vice President: Seifert promises to push ‘real reform’ for council

Name: Danny Seifert College: Timothy Dwight Year: 2009 Hometown: Brookfield, WI Major: Undeclared Self-described “adventure junkie,” Danny Seifert ’09, vice presidential candidate for the Yale College Council, describes the uniqueness of his candidacy and his willing to go to the extreme to accomplish his goals. “I suspect the [other candidates are] not genuinely committed to […]


YCC Vice President: Schofield to reform aid, grading, food

Name: Emily Schofield College: Branford Year: 2009 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Penn. Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics Keeping her focus amid the bewildering bustle of Koffee Too?, YCC vice presidential candidate Emily Schofield ’09 explained her plans for next year’s YCC and discussed what she could brings to the table — in some cases, literally. An avid […]


Ex-child soldier speaks

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Former child soldier Ishmael Beah, the author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,” spoke at Yale Law School Tuesday about his experiences during Sierra Leone’s civil war in the 1990s. Beah discussed the traumatic experience of becoming a child […]


Recurring chlamydia on rise

Though health experts have long known that chlamydia often afflicts teenage girls, new research conducted at the School of Medicine shows that the infection may be more than a one-time visitor. The study suggests that recurring chlamydia infections occur in 30 percent of young women between the ages of 14 and 19. That rate is […]


Yale prof. makes ice dynamics discovery

One Yale professor’s research on the interaction between sheets of ice explains a phenomenon that has been mystifying scientists for years and could have implications for later research. When sheets of ice meet in specific circumstances, they interlace to form a zigzag pattern similar to that of the teeth in a closed zipper. In a […]


‘Hunt’ on for Eli lore

Messages coded in architecture and a web of clues to decipher. No, not a new Dan Brown novel — these are the signs of a new Yale-based scavenger hunt that will take place in April. On April 7 at 1 p.m., the University will become the playing field for a campuswide event, open to all […]


Hate speech, Christian teachings don’t jibe

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