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Olson expounds on publishing industry

March 2, 2006 • 0
For undergraduates unsure of what to do after graduation, Random House Chairman and CEO Peter Olson advises against making “the classic, default decision” of going to law school. “Franz Kafka said the intellectual equivalent of going to law school is like chewing on dry wood,” said Olson, who started out as a lawyer himself. “I »
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Students help AIDS advocacy effort

March 1, 2006 • 0
Students on any college campus who focus on their studies can easily find themselves cut off from the rest of the world. And during midterm season, few students have time to think about, much less become active in, the fight against HIV/AIDS. But Yale student groups and organizations in the broader New Haven community continue »
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Engineers build excitement

February 22, 2006 • 0
With midterms in full swing and spring break just around the corner, many Yalies may be too distracted to notice the excitement coming from Science Hill in honor of National Engineering Week. Director of Advancement for the Engineering Department Bridget Calendo said the goal of Engineering Week is to publicize engineering and its contributions to »
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February 1, 2006 • 0
Hospitals might soon begin to take down their “No Cell Phones” signs in light of a recent study conducted by members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In a report published in this month’s edition of Anesthesiology and Analgesia, Yale professor of anesthesiology Dr. Keith Ruskin and Roy Soto, a professor of anesthesiology at State »
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January 27, 2006 • 0
Yale College Council members and University Health Services administrators have begun to analyze ways of improving health care at Yale, after discussing the preliminary findings of last semester’s YCC survey. The 732 survey responses, which showed mixed feelings toward healthcare at Yale, were compiled and organized by YCC-YUHS task force members David Edelman ’07, Irving »
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January 27, 2006 • 0
It may not be performance anxiety that keeps some men down — it could be that those suffering from erectile dysfunction can blame their sexual infirmity on heart disease. Researchers from the University of Chicago claim they have established a link between erectile dysfunction and aberrant results on cardiac stress tests, but Yale physicians are »
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January 18, 2006 • 0
A second ice age might not be around the corner any time soon. While many students may be quick to blame New Haven’s seemingly aberrant weather — the heavy rainfall last fall, or the decidedly mild weather experienced after winter break — on global warming, Yale geologists said that the unseasonably mild weather this year »
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New diet advocates limiting flavors

January 11, 2006 • 1
As some students struggle to lose those extra holiday pounds, the publication of epidemiology and public health professor David Katz’s newly released book, “The Flavor Point Diet,” could not come at a better time. Katz’s book is based on a phenomenon known as “sensory specific satiety,” the tendency to stay hungry longer when many different »
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Course teaches product innovation

December 7, 2005 • 0
This week, while most Yalies sat in libraries around campus, memorizing equations and writing papers in anticipation of final exams, students in the “Creativity and New Product Development” class in the Department of Engineering and Applied Science donned their finest business suits to pitch product ideas for their final projects. The class was designed by »
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Survey shows YUHS can improve

December 7, 2005 • 0
The Yale College Council reported mixed responses to its survey, which closed last week, gauging student knowledge of and satisfaction with University Health Services. The council is currently compiling data to present to a standing committee this Friday. While some preliminary statistics have been gathered, YCC representatives said they hope to organize their data more »
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Seniors run psych research

November 30, 2005 • 0
Alien abductions, parricide and alcohol — seniors in the Psychology Department are currently researching these, among other topics, to fulfill their senior project requirements. While some students compile research that has already been published, others are collecting and analyzing their own data in experiments they designed themselves, some with the hope of having their research »
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Students aid in Gulf

November 29, 2005 • 0
Recently returned from the Gulf region where she contributed to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, Sheila Rustgi ’07 said the roar of military Hummers driving through the deserted streets of cities she visited made her feel as though she were in a developing country. Rustgi was one of 14 Yalies who spent Thanksgiving break in »