Conservative publisher criticizes affirmative action
Before a full Sudler Hall last night, American Conservative publisher Ron Unz called for Ivy League universities to admit 80 percent of their students randomly and eliminate undergraduate tuition — all in an effort to remedy an “outright corrupt” college admissions process.
‘January Joiner’ brings horror to the stage
With the Jan. 9 premiere of “January Joiner” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, writer Laura Jacqmin ’04 is challenging two conventions of theater by confronting body-image issues on stage and bringing horror to live audiences for one of the first times. The play, which Jacqmin called a “weight-loss horror comedy,” uses obesity as a »
Religious leader emphasizes education
Bawa Jain, secretary-general of the World Council of Religious Leaders, spoke about religious diplomacy during a lecture Wednesday afternoon.
Windows 8 arrives on campus
Though most Yale students use Apple computers, the release of Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system, might lead to a few converts. A group of student employees at a booth in the Yale Bookstore are promoting the new Windows platform, which came out on Oct. 26, to the store’s customers. Despite the popularity of Apple »
Citizen scientists find new extrasolar planet
Yale researchers and collaborating citizen scientists have discovered a new astronomical phenomenon — a planet that revolves around twin suns while at the same time being orbited by a second pair of stars. This planet, called PH1, is the seventh circumbinary planet — a planet that orbits two stars — that has been discovered, said »
Shake Shack owner balances interests
Danny Meyer, the brains behind Chapel Street’s popular new burger joint Shake Shack, visited Silliman College Friday afternoon for a Master’s Tea. Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which has won 25 James Beard Awards and runs over 30 restaurants, including the Shake Shack chain. During the Tea, Meyer discussed his path »
YCBA takes intimate approach to sculpture
Tomorrow, the Yale Center for British Art will open its latest exhibition — “Caro: Close Up” — a roughly chronological display of the work of contemporary British artist Anthony Caro. Caro’s style has evolved throughout his artistic career, especially after his visit to the United States in 1959, said Martina Droth, the exhibit’s organizing curator »
Senate race focuses on Social Security, Medicare
With just over a month before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidates Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon have recently focused their attention on two hot-button issues — Social Security and Medicare. The race for retiring Conn. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s seat has grown increasingly important within the past several months, as election victories in a handful of »