Intercultural Affairs Council augments campus dialogue

November 7, 2013 • 0
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

November 6, 2013 • 0
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

October 30, 2013 • 0
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

October 29, 2013 • 0
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

October 22, 2013 • 0
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 »
The Board of Aldermen considered ways to optimize tax breaks for low-income housing Thursday.

Housing committee presents final report

October 18, 2013 • 0
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

October 15, 2013 • 0
The findings of a new Yale study yield the potential to diagnose leukemia more comprehensively, as well as to develop a novel therapeutic treatment.

Swing voters may decide election

October 9, 2013 • 0
New Haven’s over 18,000 unaffiliated voters could well swing the upcoming November mayoral election.

Faculty discuss governance options

October 4, 2013 • 0
At the first Yale College faculty meeting of the year on Thursday, professors discussed faculty input in University decision making.
A bike lane was added from York Street to Orange Street after Elm Street was repaved in August.

With new lane, city promotes biking

September 25, 2013 • 0
Following the addition of a dedicated bike lane on Elm Street, New Haven’s transportation department installed a bike rack at the intersection of College and Chapel.

Board of Aldermen approves surveillance, K9 funding

September 18, 2013 • 0
The Board of Aldermen’s Public Safety Committee endorsed two grant applications looking to strengthen New Haven police efforts on Tuesday night.
Students watch the results of the mayoral election come in at Justin Elicker’s post-election party.

Elicker dominates Yale’s Ward 1

September 11, 2013 • 0
Despite Toni Harp’s ARC ’72 overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s Democratic mayoral primary, Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 decisively won over Ward 1’s Yale voters.