City may ban minors in clubs

Nineteen-year-olds flocking to Toad’s Place may become a thing of the past — again. A bill is circulating through City Hall that would require all patrons of city clubs that hold liquor licenses to be at least 21 years old. Ward 3 Alderwoman Jacqueline James-Evans, who proposed the legislation on Monday, said she submitted the […]


Fire deemed an accident

The fire in a Branford College suite last Thursday was an accident, New Haven fire marshal Joseph Cappucci said Tuesday, and the Fire Department will not pursue legal action against the students involved. Branford Master Steven Smith said any potential disciplinary decisions will be handled by the Executive Committee. Cappucci attributed the brief blaze to […]


Dorm smoking rules may have been unclear

The cigarette that sparked a fire in Branford College last Thursday also shed light on a disciplinary ambiguity, which was the result of overlapping rules from the Council of Masters, the Undergraduate Regulations and the State of Connecticut. As of Monday night, the Council of Masters’ Web page displayed a policy permitting upperclassmen to smoke […]


Smoking in Yale housing — is it allowed?

Mixed messages. After a cigarette caused a fire in a Branford College suite last Thursday night, it remains unclear whether students smoking cigarettes in rooms are breaking any rules. Yale College Undergraduate Regulations on housing maintain that “[s]moking is forbidden in the colleges, on the Old Campus and in the New Residence Hall (‘Swing Space’).” […]


Cigarette sparks fire in Branford

A cigarette in a garbage can started a fire on the first floor of Branford College entryway G around 7 p.m. Thursday evening, according to a firefighter at the scene. No one was injured, and damage was isolated to the one suite and the basement below it. The blaze began in the trash can but […]


Self-taught designer sparks attention

Students noticed a new addition to their bathrooms and dining halls this September: posters reminding them to wash their hands. But the posters were not the familiar, cheery cartoon illustrations that dot the walls of Yale University Health Services, prompting passersby to cover their coughs and wash up. These were cheery in a different way. […]


Bladderball returns

Since early September, Yale was abuzz with rumors of the return of bladderball — the notorious campus sport that was banned in 1982. Last Wednesday night, under the cover of darkness, representatives from a handful of residential colleges secretly convened in the center of Old Campus. Brought together by a mysterious e-mail, sent from an […]



As a thousand people descended on Old Campus — students with painted faces and residential college T-shirts, bewildered or amused parents visiting for the weekend — no one was certain whether it would actually happen. Students chanted their college cheers and stretched their quads, waiting for the appointed hour, 4 p.m., to see if all […]


Bladderball set to challenge ban

When Pierson College set out to win the annual bladderball game in 1976, one Piersonite went over the top — literally. “The Pierson student, who was fairly affluent, rented a helicopter and took it from the New Haven airport,” former Pierson College Master and Larned Professor Emeritus of History G. Gaddis Smith ’54 GRD ’61 […]


Dybul discusses health care

The U.S. government and international organizations should change their approach to health care development in foreign countries, former U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Global AIDS coordinator Mark Dybul said Wednesday in a talk at the School of Public Health. Dybul described changes he said were necessary to improve the way public health organizations work, and took […]


W. SOCCER | Brown ’11 leads Bulldogs to victory

Women’s soccer head coach Rudy Meredith was not sure what sport he was watching for a majority of his team’s game Monday night. “I didn’t know if it was a soccer match or a hockey match watching the ball go back and forth,” Meredith said. Nonetheless, the Elis (6–3, 1–0 Ivy) settled down and beat […]

Financial downturn affects team travel

When the members of the cross country team compete against Harvard on Friday, they won’t have the luxury of waking up in Cambridge, Mass., to prepare for their meet. Whereas in years past the team has gone to meets a day early, this year runners are traveling to many meets on the day of the […]