Frat rush numbers still up
Despite the ban on fall rush for freshmen, fraternities at Yale have seen an increase in the number of students participating in rush.
YCC recommends open data
The recommended that the administration loosen restrictions governing University data and increase transparency concerning policies.
Intercultural Affairs Council augments campus dialogue
Five years after its creation, the Intercultural Affairs Council has been staying true to its purpose of creating open and inclusive campus dialogue. Created in 2008, the IAC strives to promote respect and understanding amongst undergraduates by challenging social biases and promoting a more open-minded campus culture. This year’s new student board members — who »
‘Bent’ explores love, hardship
Martin Sherman’s play “Bent” traces the persecution of homosexuals under the Third Reich — and evolves into a love story that testifies to humanity’s endurance. “Bent,” the senior project for Connor Lounsbury ’14, opened at the Whitney Humanities Center’s Whitney Theater last Friday. The play, which is being directed by Molly Houlahan ’14 and produced »
Journalist describes undercover slaughterhouse reporting
Chronicling his stint as a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meat inspector, journalist Ted Conover spoke on Tuesday about his experiences immersing himself in the topics he writes about. At a Morse College master’s tea on Tuesday afternoon, Conover — a non-fiction writer and participatory journalist — spoke to an audience of roughly 40 students »
Kahan responds to media swarm
On Oct. 15, Yale professor of law and psychology Dan Kahan wrote in a blog post that he found a small positive correlation between liberals and science comprehension. But to caution readers from jumping to hasty conclusions, Kahan also wrote that he found a tiny positive correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and understanding »
Researchers recode genome
While scientists have previously modified the genetic code of organisms, they have never successfully recoded the genome in ways that fundamenally alter the organism’s biological function. But in the Oct. 18 issue of the journal Science, researchers at Yale and Harvard successfully recoded the genome of E. coli to expand viral resistance and allow researchers »
Housing committee presents final report
At a Board of Aldermen committee meeting last night, a working group presented its final report and recommendations regarding low-income housing tax breaks.
Researchers explore leukemia genetics
The findings of a new Yale study yield the potential to diagnose leukemia more comprehensively, as well as to develop a novel therapeutic treatment.