Calhoun hosts reunion
This past weekend, Calhoun College hosted a reunion for its alumni — the third residential college reunion ever to take place at Yale.
Study probes tenured teaching
Yale students who are taught by tenure-track professors may learn less than students taught by lecturers, according to a new study.
Philanthropists gather for conference
This past Friday, over 300 nonprofit and foundation representatives gathered in the Omni Hotel in New Haven to attend one of the only entirely student-run philanthropy conferences in the country.
Diplo to headline Spring Fling 2014
Diplo will headline this year’s Spring Fling, with Chance the Rapper and Betty Who completing the lineup for the April 26 event.
Researchers probe overeating, dopamine receptors
A new Yale study suggests that a certain type of neuron in the front of the brain might be to blame for the popularity of National Chocolate Cake Day, which was celebrated across the country on Monday. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine demonstrated that stimulating a class of dopamine-receptor neurons in mice causes »
Gymnasts spring into ’14
While most Yale students neglected their fitness routines over the holidays, Yale’s gymnastics team was busy gearing up for its 2014 season. The team opened the season this past Sunday at the New Hampshire Invitational. The Bulldogs competed against the University of Minnesota, the University of New Hampshire and Brown, finishing fourth with a final »
Genetic cause of lupus found
A new Yale study may lead to a cure for lupus. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine identified a genetic mutation that causes lupus, an autoimmune disease without a known cure. The gene typically repairs errors in DNA sequences, and the researchers observed symptoms of lupus in mice when the gene became mutated. While »
Professor discusses significance of ruins
On Tuesday evening at the Whitney Humanities Center, Princeton professor Susan Stewart emphasized the interdisciplinary significance of ruins. The broad span of Stewart’s talk, entitled “The Ruins Lesson,” reflected her multifaceted academic background. Stewart, a professor of English who also teaches in Princeton’s Art and Archaeology Department, is the director of Princeton’s Society of Fellows »
Global health group takes on new name, new challenges
In an effort to expand its mission and broaden outreach, the student-run Yale-Ecuador HIV Initiative is in the process of renaming itself and adding more global health opportunities to its scope. The group — which was founded in 2011 and has recently changed its name to Student Partnerships for Global Health — has organized trips »
Psychotic disorders more likely in left-handed
A new Yale-led study revealed that left-handed people are more likely to develop psychotic disorders that alter thinking and perception, like schizophrenia, but have no greater chance of developing mood disorders like bipolar disorder or depression. While about one in 10 Americans is left-handed, the study found that roughly 40 percent of individuals with schizophrenia »
Banaji reveals biases in talk
On Thursday evening, Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji delivered a talk entitled “Group Love” where she demonstrated that the audience held an implicit bias for Yale over Princeton. Banaji, who worked as a professor of psychology at Yale from 1986-2002 before taking a similar post at Harvard, focused in her talk on how group affiliations, or »
KillerRed illuminates neurons
A new Yale-led study may help scientists develop novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The team developed a new fluorescent protein called KillerRed that reveals how neurons in roundworms respond to damage. The study, which was published in the journal Cell Reports on Oct. 31, found that cells affected by »