Brett Smith ’12 will graduate in May, over nine years after he sustained serious injuries in a car crash near Fairfield, Conn.

A long march to commencement

April 26, 2012
This May, Brett Smith ’12 will walk through Phelps Gate with the graduating class of 2012. But nine years ago, a doctor told his family that Smith would not graduate at all. Early in the morning on Jan. 17, 2003, Smith — then a freshman on the football team — and eight other Yale students »

Yalies talk TED

February 3, 2012
On Saturday morning, the first ever TEDxYale conference will kick off in the auditorium of Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall, tying Yale to a brand famous for working to spark curious minds around the world. Yale is not the first university to host a TEDx event. Whereas the well-known Technology Entertainment and Design conferences have been »

M. CREW | Y150 race too close to call

April 26, 2010
Both the lightweight and heavyweight first varsity boats took first this past weekend, but only the latter claimed a cup. The top heavyweight boat defeated Cornell and Princeton on the Housatonic to win the Carnegie Cup Saturday, while the Y150 first varsity finished in an even tie with Dartmouth for the Durand Cup on the »

M. CREW | Bulldogs win third straight

April 20, 2010
The heavyweight and lightweight crew teams continued a winning streak with first-place finishes over Penn, Columbia and Cornell this past weekend. The heavyweights won three of five races on Saturday, while the Y150 won seven of nine races over the weekend. “In this league it’s so difficult to come away from a regatta with universal »
During the Calhoun Master’s Tea on Tuesday, guest Whoopi Goldberg was “not just understanding of politics but also interpersonal relations,” said Ashley Baldwin-Hunter ’11.

Goldberg shares laughs, insights

April 14, 2010
Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t shy away from speaking out or being herself; in fact, she has made a successful lifelong career of refusing to conform. On Tuesday afternoon, the actress, activist, comedian and author entertained a crowd of about 200 students, selected by lottery, at a packed Master’s Tea in the Calhoun dining hall. Goldberg never »

M. CREW | Bulldogs sweep races

April 13, 2010
Despite the rough conditions and choppy waters, both the men’s lightweight and heavyweight crew teams swept their races over the weekend in their second competition of the season. The lightweights defeated MIT and Georgetown on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., taking the Joy Cup. And the heavyweights hosted Dartmouth on the nearby Housatonic, where »

Bruner: Splitting into suites

April 9, 2010
The time: midnight on a cold evening in December. The setting: the dark, gloomy stairwell of Bingham A. The scene: a small, solitary girl approaching a door, fumbling to take out her keys. Suddenly, two obscure figures materialize on the ill-lit landing. They walk up to her, loud footsteps echoing on the tile floor, and »
The heavyweight crew team’s third varsity eight beat Brown by 2.7 seconds on the Housatonic River on Saturday. The Elis took three of five events against the Bears.

M. CREW | Bulldogs back on the water

April 6, 2010
On Saturday, the men’s heavyweight and lightweight crew teams sliced through the waters of the Housatonic and Lake Carnegie in their first 2,000-meter races of the season. Results were mixed for the Bulldogs, but most boats came close to success in their first races and both varsity boats were within two seconds of a win. »

Soledad O’Brien sheds light on media

November 11, 2009
For Soledad O’Brien, news is about people and their individual stories. O’Brien, a CNN news anchor and special correspondent, spoke for an hour Tuesday afternoon at a packed Calhoun Master’s Tea, for which the audience of 65 was chosen by lottery. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in broadcasting, O’Brien described the progression »