Students file in at the 310th Commencement.

University confers 2,907 degrees at 310th Commencement

May 23, 2011 • 19
Yale’s 310th Commencement had the robes and vocabulary of a formal ceremony, but graduates added their own flavor to the proceedings with spirited shouts and accessories. Yale University conferred 2,907 degrees — 1,251 to undergraduates — and awarded another 229 provisionally to students in the Law School and in the School of Medicine’s Physician Associate »


May 22, 2011 • 0
The News live blogs the Class Day festivities featuring a speech from actor Tom Hanks and, of course, some crazy hats. The events kick off at 2 p.m. LIVE BLOG | CLASS DAY

Bannon ’11 drafted by NFL’s Kansas City

May 2, 2011 • 1
Less than a year ago, Shane Bannon ’11 was contemplating sitting out his senior football season because of a nagging shoulder injury. Saturday, he heard his name called in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. The 6’2”, 265-pound fullback, who many draft analysts knew nothing about even on the day of the draft, was »

All signs point to Apple Store for Broadway

April 29, 2011 • 5
Workers, job postings, and building permits all agree: an Apple Store is coming to Broadway. Neither Yale nor Apple has made an official statement regarding the future of the storefront at 65 Broadway recently vacated by the Yale Barnes & Noble Bookstore. But all signs signal that the site — currently hidden by plywood scaffolding »
Brian O’Neill ’12 scored goals in both of Yale’s NCAA tournament games this year.

O’Neill ’12 elected hockey captain

April 28, 2011 • 1
After he was ejected midway through his team’s season-ending loss to Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA tournament, men’s hockey captain-elect Brian O’Neill ’12 could not bring himself to watch the remaining playoff games on television. O’Neill, who has led the team in scoring for the past two seasons, had to watch his team implode from the »

BREAKING: Shots fired on High Street

UPDATED Saturday 6:32 p.m. A New Haven resident was shot early Saturday morning on High Street near Yale fraternities Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Yale Police Department Lt. Joseph Vitale said that the victim was not a Yale student and that his injuries were not life-threatening. Witnesses on the scene reported hearing three »

Sports follow Title IX

April 21, 2011 • 0
Yale is under federal investigation for possible violations of Title IX, but in the gender equality statute’s traditional sports context, the University seems to be on solid footing, despite different levels of funding between male and female teams. According to reports to the U.S. Department of Education compiled by Yale, the University’s men’s head coaches »
The men’s lacrosse team defeated brown 10–6 to stay in a tie for second place in the ivy league, with one conference game remaining.

M. LACROSSE | Bulldogs in prime position for postseason

April 18, 2011 • 0
While second-semester status has sapped many Yale students’ energy, the Bulldogs’ men’s lacrosse team showed no signs of senioritis as they beat Brown 10–6 at Reese Stadium on Saturday. The game was the last regular season home match for the members of the class of 2011. After a pre-game ceremony to honor their seniors, the »

FOOTBALL | Football springs back into practice mode

April 13, 2011 • 0
Fall might be football season, but spring is when it starts. After a long winter of weight training, the sons of Eli returned to the practice field last Monday to begin preparations for the 2011 season. Spring practice — which will culminate with an intrasquad game on April 23 — is the team’s first chance »

M. LACROSSE | 9-7 win puts Yale in second place tie

April 11, 2011 • 0
First-time spectators at Reese Stadium could have been puzzled by what looked like a brick wall in Yale’s defense on Saturday. Though it faltered late, the defense on the No. 18 men’s lacrosse team looked invincible for much of the game, and held Dartmouth scoreless for 39 consecutive minutes of the Elis’ 9–7 win. The »

M. HOCKEY | Bulldogs go pro

April 7, 2011 • 0
Mike Matczak ’11 was in bed when the Adirondack Phantoms called last Saturday morning. The American Hockey League team wanted him to play for them that night. The former men’s hockey blueliner packed his bags and drove three and a half hours to the Phantoms’ rink in Glens Falls, New York. By 7:00 p.m., he »

M. LACROSSE | Bulldogs bounce back

April 6, 2011 • 0
On Tuesday night, as Yale seniors tightened up their theses and juniors nervously anticipated secret society pre-taps, Brian Douglass ’11 and Matt Gibson ’12 led the No. 18 Yale men’s lacrosse to an 11–9 victory over Providence College. Last Friday, the Elis let a three-goal halftime lead slip away to No. 12 Penn in a »