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Menacing tower seeks facelift

January 11, 2012 • 3
Looming and austere, the 14-story Kline Biology Tower — Yale’s tallest building — rises up from between Sachem and Edwards streets on Science Hill. Those trekking to class cannot fail to notice the overbearing structure, designed by modern architect Philip Johnson in 1965. Though University planners meant for the tower to foster collaboration between science »
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Jewish feminist and historian passes away

January 9, 2012 • 0
Paula Hyman, former chair of the program in Judaic Studies and a renowned feminist and historian, died Dec. 15 after a battle with breast cancer. She was 65. Hyman rose to national prominence in 1971 when she helped to found Ezrat Nashim, a group of Conservative Jewish women that advocates for changes in the religion’s »
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Prominent feminist, historian passes away

December 16, 2011 • 1286
Paula Hyman, a noted feminist and historian and former chair of the of the program in Judaic Studies, passed away Thursday morning after a battle with breast cancer. She was 65 A founder of Ezrat Nashim, a group of Conservative Jewish women who advocate for changes in the religion’s treatment of women, Hyman was a »
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Frailey GRD ’12 to serve as JE interim dean

December 1, 2011 • 5
Conor Frailey GRD ’12 will take over as the interim dean of Jonathan Edwards College at the start of second semester, JE Master Penelope Laurans announced Wednesday night to students gathered in the college’s dining hall. Frailey, currently a graduate student in mathematics, will assume the position from outgoing JE Dean Kyle Farley, who announced »
Culture

Video artist shares creative process

November 30, 2011 • 0
Though designing the opening credits for a TV show may not seem like an artistic endeavor, for Rama Allen, projects like these are the grounds for his creativity. At a Tuesday talk at the School of Art, Allen spoke to about 20 students about his career and creative process as a director, writer, photographer, musician »
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Ishara – Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services

November 27, 2011 • 1
When Ishara moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to its southern neighbor Zambia in 2008 to escape violent tribal wars, she thought that her family’s struggles were coming to an end. In her hometown of Bukavu, near the D.R.C.’s eastern border with Rwanda, she said she had faced daily violence. Interviewed in her »
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Harvard does not ‘like’ FCC shirts

November 17, 2011 • 14
After clashes with Harvard’s licensing office, famed Harvard dropouts Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Matt Damon no longer “like” this year’s Freshman Class Council Harvard-Yale shirt. The earliest designs for Harvard-Yale Facebook-themed shirts released by the FCC in early November conflicted with Harvard’s “Use-of-Name” policies, which specify in what contexts the university’s trademarks may be »
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“Gwathmey Siegel” honors key Yale architects

November 16, 2011 • 0
Two iconic figures in Yale’s architectural history come to the forefront in a new exhibit in Rudolph Hall. On Monday, “Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation” opened at the Yale School of Architecture to celebrate the life and work of Charles Gwathmey ARC ’62 and Robert Siegel, the architects behind the 2008 renovation of Rudolph Hall »
A symposium was held at the School of Architecture this weekend to discuss the lack of coherent building regulations in developing countries.
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Architects debate safety practices

November 7, 2011 • 1
On Dec. 22, 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck a populated area in central California and killed two people. Four days later, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Bam, Iran. But that time, the death toll was 30,000. This kind of disparity was the subject of “Catastrophe and Consequence: The Campaign for Safe Buildings,” a symposium »
The trail envisioned by architect Dean Sakamoto ARC '98 will run from Temple Street to Whitney Avenue, enabling Yalies to use alternative forms of transportation such as bicycles.
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New Haven ‘Low Line’ to celebrate regional history

November 2, 2011 • 2
Yalies will soon have another reason to bring their bikes to school. The Farmington Canal Trail, an approximately 84-mile path between the waterfront in New Haven and Northampton, Mass., will soon carve its way through Yale’s campus. Though New Haven and neighboring communities have been converting the Farmington Canal Railroad into a walking, jogging and »
Students and faculty paid tribute to the life of John Miller MUS ’07 on Sunday in a concert that featured heavy brass instruments.
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Musicians remember Miller MUS ’07 in concert

October 31, 2011 • 0
A musician in life, John Miller MUS ’07 received a musical tribute in death. On Sunday afternoon, Miller’s former students, as well as faculty and alumni at the Yale School of Music, held a memorial concert at Sprague’s Morse Recital Hall in honor of Miller, a member of the school’s staff and a leader in »
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For Architecture students, course changes spur extracurricular development

October 26, 2011 • 0
Despite a heavy midterm workload, undergraduates in the architecture major organized a taste of the department’s offerings for freshmen and sophomores considering the field. Ink & Vellum, Yale’s undergraduate architecture society, held a semiformal pin-up of undergraduate work on Monday at the School of Architecture, drawing not only prospective applicants to the major but also »