Democrats pass revised budget

Following a proposal by Gov. Dannel Malloy to adjust the state’s budget in support of education reforms, the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee passed a revised budget that calls for a $1 million decrease in state spending. Though Democratic leaders said Republican ranking members routinely participated in drafting the budget proposal, Thursday’s 34–15 vote in support […]


Chocolate, a health food?

Rich in antioxidants, chocolate may be more than a sinful sweet. Over the last few years, evidence has been piling up in support of chocolate, touting its ability to decrease the risk of heart disease, improve blood flow and lower body mass index (BMI). Recent scientific studies by Yale professors suggest that limited doses of […]


SOFTBALL | Bulldogs disappoint in Ivy play

In its first Ivy League games of the season, the softball team came up short with only one win in four games this weekend. The Bulldogs (7–15, 1–3 Ivy) split their doubleheader against Columbia on Friday but lost both games to Penn on Saturday. The team has won only two of its last 10 games. […]

SOFTBALL | Despite comeback, Bulldogs fall short

Fairfield swept the softball team yesterday, leaving Yale with five losses in six games. The Bulldogs, who have now lost their last six contests against the Stags, fell 5–4 in the first game and 6–2 in the second, hurting their momentum as they prepare for their first Ivy League competition of the season this weekend. […]

SOFTBALL | Bulldogs split double-header in extra innings

The softball team (5-7, 0-0 Ivy) showed a flair for the dramatic on Wednesday afternoon, going to extra innings in both legs of a doubleheader that it split with Marist (8-15). In their third straight split against the Red Foxes, the Bulldogs brought the two schools’ all-time series to a 13-13 tie. Yale won the […]

Blue law repeal bill passes committee

With bipartisan support, the General Law Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a bill revising Connecticut’s liquor laws to allow, among other measures, sale of alcohol on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bill passed in committee 15 to 3, with two Democrats and one Republican against the measure. Last year, similar legislation […]


SOFTBALL | Elis split double-header

After finishing its season opener at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. on March 16, the softball team (4–6, 0–0 Ivy) headed back to New Haven to take on Central Connecticut at home on March 15. The Bulldogs split Thursday’s double-header, losing the first game 4–0 but coming back for a 10–8 win in […]

Music student scores

While composing the score for the PBS documentary “John Muir in the New World,” Garth Neustadter MUS ’12 asked himself how the 19th-century naturalist and preservation advocate would have directed the film. On Tuesday, Neustadter joined the documentary’s actual filmmaker, Emmy Award-winner Catherine Tatge, as well as Char Miller, director of Environmental Analysis at Pomona […]


Merging the arts and sciences, one lecture at a time

Every Tuesday afternoon at the Whitney Humanities Center, 11 students find themselves at a cultural crossroads. In the sixth iteration of the Robert Shulman Lecture Series supplementing Yale music professor Gary Tomlinson’s “Music and Human Evolution” course, students are exploring the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. Founded in 2007, the Shulman Lecture Series […]


TRACK | No offseason, no problem for runners

For Kevin Lunn ’13, captain of the men’s 2012 cross country team, distance running is like having a “super needy, high-maintenance girlfriend.” “She yells at me on Sunday morning if I went out the night before,” he said. “She tells me when to eat, when to study and when to go to bed. But at […]

Japan can turn around, Agawa says

Despite widespread anxiety about Japan’s future, Naoyuki Agawa expressed cautious optimism that through concerted globalization of Japanese universities, the nation will not “sink.” Agawa, vice president of international affairs at Keio University in Japan, spoke to around 25 students and faculty gathered in Luce Hall on Wednesday. He discussed the current state of Japanese higher […]


YPSA hosts historically-minded speaker

The Yale Program for the Study of Anitisemitism brought in its most historically oriented speaker of the academic year on Wednesday, Slifka Center Rabbi James Ponet ’68 said. In its first event of the semester, YPSA hosted David Feldman, a professor at Birkbeck, University of London and director of the Pears Institute for the Study […]