Finding relevance in bulletin boards

April 21, 2009
Yesterday, Nick Venturelli ’12 said he walked by a bulletin board dozens of times during the course of his day, but stopped to look at the flyers only twice. “There’s not many leisurely strolls I take,” he said. Like most Yalies, Venturelli said he receives most of his information about campus events online. He said »

Seniors celebrate handing in essays

April 8, 2009
Monday was dreary, rainy and humid — not a typical day for celebration — but dozens of senior history majors still crowded into Rudy’s Restaurant for some late-night revelry. Brooks Kaufman ’09 was among those who made an unusual change to their weeknight routine: Instead of hitting the books, he walked the half-block from his »

In today’s world, do liberal arts matter?

March 6, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Ari Bildner ’09 declared himself a history major as a junior. About a year later, Bildner is now frantically job-hunting and doubting whether his broad-based studies in the humanities will translate into a job. “Should I have been a history major or sucked »

In job hunt, locals turn to library

February 24, 2009
As a child growing up in New Haven, Vera Pate never had time to go to the public library on Elm Street. And between technical college and starting a 30-year career as a secretary, Pate had no need for the library’s books or programs. But in 2007, her father suffered a massive stroke and she »

New planetarium to open next week

January 14, 2009
The building at 353 Prospect St. has three domes. Two of them house telescopes, but the third — and largest — houses the entire universe. Now fully functional, Yale’s just-finished planetarium — part of the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium — will open its doors to the public starting Jan. 20. The completion of the »

Nomination for FES dean nears

December 10, 2008
After six months of deliberations, the search committee for the next dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is on the verge of making its final recommendations to University President Richard Levin, the News has learned. Current dean Gus Speth ’64 LAW ’69 will step down at the end of the school »

Briefly: Construction accident temporarily disrupts e-mail service

December 2, 2008
On Nov. 25 at 7:15 a.m., a construction crew for a project unaffiliated with the University accidentally damaged a major fiber-optic line between the central and medical campuses. The incident cut the medical campus off from voice and data services — including e-mail — for about three hours while Internet Technology Services worked to reroute »

For new VP, West Campus a blank canvas

November 12, 2008
Michael Donoghue is a man who likes planning ahead. If you had asked him last July, he would have told you that he would be spending the next year on sabbatical, basking in the Australian sun and pursuing research at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain. But then came a call from Woodbridge Hall. On »

Construction of Yale Biology Building to begin

November 3, 2008
For the Yale Biology Building, the second time is the charm. Three years after its original starting date, the 180,000-square-foot complex will begin to take shape in January when excavation begins, Yale officials say. Site preparation work is already underway in Lot 22 on 230 Whitney Ave., and faculty from the Kline Biology Tower and »

Ready to expand, Engineering staffs up

October 30, 2008
Bruce Carmichael, the associate provost for science and technology, has been named deputy dean for academic administration at Yale’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He will take office Nov. 17. Carmichael comes to the post as the School of Engineering, which became its own professional school this year, continues to grow. Planning is underway »

News analysis | Scholarship swayed choice

October 14, 2008
Last Friday at precisely 2 p.m. in Luce Hall, University President Richard Levin introduced Mary Miller GRD ’81 as the next dean of Yale College. But for Miller, the celebration was just the beginning of a busy weekend of scholarship: By 4:45 p.m., Miller was on a plane to Washington, D.C. for a conference on »

Watson visit causes uproar

October 14, 2008
Last Thursday at lunch, Berkeleyites got a taste of Hogwarts alongside their dining hall enchiladas. Emma Watson, 18, the actress who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, was on campus Thursday as part of a series of visits to East Coast colleges and universities. Watson stopped in New Haven to take a private »