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Indian exhibits spice up BAC

In two new exhibits now on display at the Yale Center for British Art, the effects of British colonial rule on 19th-century India are explored through the use of photographs, paintings, prints, illustrated books and other artifacts from the period. The two exhibits — “Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation,” and […]


Awareness lags behind access for disabled

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, colleges and universities, among other institutions, have been required to accommodate persons with disabilities to the best of their ability. At Yale, one of the main goals of the renovation process started in the late 1980s is to make the campus more accessible to handicapped […]


Med School seeks to broaden

During his “State of the School” presentation, Dr. Dennis D. Spencer, interim dean of the Yale School of Medicine, discussed the present state of the school and its potential for improvement. Spencer emphasized the importance of multidisciplinary disease-specific teams and the integration of research with clinical care. The Yale Medical School, which is ranked among […]


Graduate students propose extending partner services

Ten years ago, Yale decided to extend to homosexual domestic partners the full benefits previously given only to married couples. At the time, Yale’s decision was “really progressive,” Jason Marshall SOM ’04, the president of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. But now, graduate and professional students want the University to make an even more […]


Students awaken to academic array of Renaissance studies

When the father of Holly Thomas ’05 found out that his daughter, an aspiring doctor, would be majoring in Renaissance studies, he was caught by surprise but had faith in his daughter’s decision. “She’s a smart girl; I’m sure she’s going to figure out what to do with such a weird major,” Dan Thomas said. […]


Vball rebounds with two weekend wins

After a 3-0 loss to the University of Connecticut last Wednesday, the Yale volleyball team learned its lesson. The Bulldogs reduced the number of errors they committed and capitalized on their opponents’ mistakes, defeating Dartmouth 3-1 (30-25, 30-24, 20-30, 30-26) in Hanover, N.H., Friday evening and Harvard 3-1 (21-30, 30-20, 30-22, 30-28), in Cambridge, Mass. […]

Vball seeks redemption after loss to UConn

The volleyball team is running out of matches. With a 3-0 loss (30-26, 30-17, 30-21) to the University of Connecticut at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Wednesday night, the Elis (12-8, 4-5 Ivy) only have five more chances left this season to put black marks into their win column. The Elis had individual performances […]

Free Staters to head for the hills of NH

New Hampshire’s old motto from the American Revolution –“Live Free or Die” — might soon take on a whole new meaning. At least it will if political science lecturer Jason Sorens and the Free State Project have anything to say about it. The Free State Project calls for a critical mass of people from around […]


Elis lose to McGill 2-1 in overtime

In its second scrimmage this season, Yale’s women’s ice hockey team lost to McGill 1-2 in overtime at Ingalls Rink on Sunday. “[The result was] upsetting, [but] we were saving our best for next weekend,” forward Natalie Babony ’06 said. “Nobody played to their whole potential. We were figuring stuff out, figuring out where we […]

Meditation sessions help students cool off

Chris Ricca ’06 first walked into Battell Chapel knowing nothing about meditation. A pool of candles faintly illuminated the circle of pillows at the front of the chapel. It was silent. But he said he felt he was not interrupting anything by entering. Buddhist Chaplain and Divinity School Professor Bruce Blair ’81 said letting students […]