Students get face time with Ahmadinejad

September 28, 2009
Iranian foreign relations went from theory to reality for 17 students from the “Iran in International Relations since 1979” seminar last week when they attended a private reception with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York City. Before an audience of about 100 students from American universities on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad answered questions politely and effusively »

Four Elis land ‘genius’ grants

September 23, 2009
Among the 24 individuals named as this year’s MacArthur Foundation Fellows, four have ties to the University. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which supports individuals who exhibit exceptional creativity in their careers, announced the recipients of the “Genius Awards” Tuesday. They include two Yale faculty members, Richard Prum, the William Robertson Coe »

UI’s relocation plans spur worries

September 17, 2009
A hearing will be held Thursday in City Hall to discuss New Haven’s principal power provider’s decision to leave town. United Illuminating, which has been delivering electricity to the New Haven since 1899, is relocating everything — operations, equipment, offices, even bucket trucks — to nearby Orange. The move will be made around mid-2012, but »
Reactions to Calhoun’s renovation are generally positive, despite the loss of the great elm tree and the famed tire swing.

Calhoun renovation draws raves

September 8, 2009
After a 15-month renovation, Calhoun College has finally emerged from its scaffolding. Staff reporter RACHEL WANG takes a tour. Even without its trademark tire swing, the refurbished Calhoun College managed to impress students. More than three years after University officials agreed to give Calhoun a comprehensive overhaul, the college reopened in August after a 15-month »

‘20 Questions’ looks at interview method

April 23, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Students in the writing class “Profiles and Portraits” took to the stage on Wednesday evening, playing a game of 20 questions to show that questions are as evocative as answers. Held at the Jonathan Edwards theater, “Twenty Questions: Escapades of Creative Nonfiction” was »

On the ground: Bulldog Days underway

April 21, 2009
Facing gray skies and even bleaker economic forecasts, admitted students began arriving in New Haven on Monday for Bulldog Days, the University’s three-day program for prospective freshmen. In over 30 interviews with admitted students, nearly all cited the University’s 2008 financial aid reforms as a deciding factor in their tentative decision to matriculate at Yale »

YCC Treasurer: Colin Adamo ’10

April 10, 2009
Treasurer candidate Colin Adamo ’10 said he is confident about his bid to “discover treasure as treasurer.” As a Yale College Council outsider running for the first time, Adamo is looking forward to “figuring out the inner workings” of Yale’s student government. Despite running against two experienced Freshman Class Council representatives — FCC representative Yanni »

Q&A | Diplomat discusses Afghanistan

March 31, 2009
Lord “Paddy” Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon came across the pond to spend two days at Yale before heading to New York to discuss the situation in Afghanistan with United States special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke. Ashdown was elected to the House of Commons in Britain’s Parliament in 1979 and became leader of the »

For Valentine’s Day dinner, love over money

February 13, 2009
According to the National Retail Foundation, the average couple will be spending $20 less on Valentine’s Day this year relative to 2008. But, as many New Haven couples admit, love has no price tag. From upscale restaurants to local hangouts, owners at many New Haven businesses said they expect a busy Valentine’s Day consumer turnout »

Symphony performs for New Year

January 27, 2009
Woolsey Hall kicked off Chinese New Year celebrations with a marriage of the East and West. The Qingdao Symphony Orchestra performed a concert Saturday in Woolsey Hall — part of their Image China concert series — to commemorate the Lunar New Year, featuring performances by Chinese pipa and piano virtuosos and conductor Yongyan Hu. With »

Clinton named secretary of state

December 2, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet became a true team of rivals Monday, as Harvard Law School alumnus Obama appointed the first Yale alumna to his inner circle of advisers: New York senator — and now secretary of state-designate — Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73. After weeks of speculation, Obama tapped Clinton to serve as the nation’s »

Talk reveals ‘Secrets of the Pitch’

November 20, 2008
In its primary fall event, the Yale Entrepreneurial Society hosted a panel of business professionals who spoke before the largest undergraduate showing in its history. The panel, whose members YES President Joe Walker ’09 said were able to relate well to the audience, discussed tricks of the trade and argued that, despite the current economic »