A ‘gender revolution,’ inspired at Yale

September 24, 2009 • 0
When Jane Hunter ’71 GRD ’81 arrived in her Calhoun College dorm in the fall of 1969 — the first year women matriculated to Yale College — she found a note from the room’s previous occupants, who had graduated the previous spring. Hunter reproduced part of the note that October in a News op-ed titled »

First female Elis left friendships behind

September 22, 2009 • 1
On the day admissions letters were delivered to Yale College’s first female applicants, Mary Posses ’72 MUS ’82 arrived back to the Wellesley College campus just after the mail had been delivered. Students already huddled outside the campus mailboxes swarmed around Posses to congratulate her — she had gotten a fat envelope. “I absolutely was »
Law enforcement officials took Raymond Clark III into custody Tuesday night at the Middletown, Conn., apartment complex where Clark lives.

Clark a ‘nice guy,’ neighbors say

September 17, 2009 • 23
In high school, Raymond Clark III pitched for the baseball team, made the honor roll and joined the Asian Awareness Club. Friends and acquaintances from high school described him as personable — certainly not likely to be a killer. But DNA tests linking Clark, 24, to the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13 place him »
Grad students place flowers outside Amistad Park in honor of Annie Le GRD '13.

‘An idealistic young woman’

September 14, 2009 • 14
She was upbeat, friendly, always armed with a smile. Since going missing Tuesday afternoon, Annie Le GRD ’13 has been sorely missed by all who knew her. Following the discovery of a female body presumed to be Le in the building at 10 Amistad St. on Sunday evening — the same day Le was to »

Yale students narrowly avoid ethnic riots in China

September 3, 2009 • 0
As part of a three-week seminar in China this past summer, a handful of Yale graduate students and graduates from the class of 2009 found themselves in Urumqi, the capital of the province of Xinjiang. Just one day after they had left the city for their next destination, riots between ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese »

UP CLOSE | The recession at Yale

April 30, 2009 • 11
It is measurable, perhaps most simply, in numbers: the University endowment down by 25 percent, as many as 100 staff slated to be laid off, departments cutting costs by 7.5 percent. It is measurable, too, in empty storefronts. Gone are the Yankee Doodle Coffee Shop, Cosi and Cooper’s Dress Shop, with the likes of TJ’s »

Closing up the Yale experience

April 27, 2009 • 7
As incoming freshmen, Yalies are showered with laundry lists of can’t-miss experiences to have before graduation — taking a class with Harold Bloom GRD ’56 or attending a Master’s Tea, hooking up in the stacks or sliding across the women’s table. But with just a month until Commencement, what do graduating seniors still hope to »

Eli Mormons obey a higher calling

April 14, 2009 • 91
When the school year draws to a close in May, Russell Ault ’12, Kyle Cooper ’12, McKay Nield ’12 and Thayne Stoddard ’11 will pack up their belongings and leave behind their respective dorm rooms for not one summer but two years away from Yale. The four students will each spend the next two years »

Nonprofit falls on hard times

April 6, 2009 • 1
Gabriel Zucker ’12 sat beside a man wearing blue jeans and mustard-colored work boots in a College Street office Wednesday morning. They faced a computer screen, and Zucker listened and typed as the man listed his qualifications for auto mechanic jobs. “You have to sell yourself,” Zucker said. Minutes later, he had helped compose a »

Keep the shots coming

March 26, 2009 • 4
Three shops down from an empty storefront on a quiet Whitney Avenue, the yellow sign above Anna Liffey’s was still lit Tuesday night — as were many of the revelers inside the pub’s red and black doors. At the restaurant and bar’s weekly trivia night, diners noshed on French fries and sipped their beers while »

Prize honors literature lovers

March 5, 2009 • 9
Elizabeth Palazzolo’s ’11 dorm room was a little crowded Tuesday afternoon. A group of adults filed inside, squeezing around the Saybrook College sophomore’s bookshelf. But when the conversation turned to the shelf’s contents, Palazzolo said, everyone was more at ease. Her guests were there to judge her collection of books on classical civilization, history and »

Seven days of alcohol?

March 2, 2009 • 1
Could Connecticut finally be saying goodbye to dry Sundays? With the Nutmeg State now facing an $8 billion budget deficit over the next three fiscal years, some state legislators are pushing for the repeal of an old law that bans the sale of alcohol on Sundays. The additional sales, they say, would boost business for »