Website streamlines art listings

October 12, 2011
From a student-directed musical to an exhibition of botanical illustrations, publicity for Yale’s arts scene is getting an upgrade with a new online calendar. The calendar, released by the Yale College Dean’s Office in early October, was created to consolidate information on the University’s diverse arts opportunities in one place, University officials said. Associate Dean »

W. CREW | Elis sweep Housatonic

October 10, 2011
Yale women’s crew made a successful season debut Saturday, posting dominant results at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Shelton, Conn. Eli rowers won every event they entered. “I’m definitely happy,” head coach Will Porter said. “We won the varsity eight, we won the four, the pair and our novice eight won. And every »

Students tackle health problems abroad

October 7, 2011
A University program is grounding students in current health issues — and putting them on the ground overseas to turn their knowledge into practice. For two years, Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute has been training graduateand undergraduate students in how to tackle pressing public health issues abroad through its student fellows program, director Jeannie Mantopoulos »

Freedom troupe fights for revolution

October 6, 2011
Palestinian actor and director Juliano Mer-Khamis dreamed of seeing a cultural revolution in Palestine. After his murder in April, his students say they are fighting to keep his dream alive. Six members of Palestine’s Freedom Theatre troupe, the only theatre organization currently operating in the West Bank, spoke to a crowd of about 75 at »

Students scraping their scraps

October 5, 2011
According to Yale Dining officials, this semester’s new plate-scraping duties will remain with students — at least for now. A new University dining policy asks students to remove food waste from their plates and sort their dirty dishware after meals. Director of Residential Dining Regenia Phillips said the experimental strategy aims to cut clutter in »

Journalist talks shady politics

October 3, 2011
Ron Suskind says he’s concerned about “informed consent” — in politics, that is. Speaking to roughly 100 University students and faculty in the Yale Law School Monday, Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and reporter, discussed his controversial new book “Confidence Men.” The book addresses President Barack Obama’s handling of the 2008 economic crisis, a process »

Latin honors cutoffs rise

September 30, 2011
GPA cutoffs to achieve Latin honors rose slightly for the class of 2011, marking the first time since 2007 that the standard has increased. Cutoffs for cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude honors all rose by at least one-hundredth of a point between 2010 and 2011. The highest of the three distinctions, »
Ivy Bistro, an Asian restaurant in Science Park, opened its doors Wednesday.

Ivy Bistro opens in Science Park

September 29, 2011
A new restaurant in Science Park is bringing food to the Yale community — and may bolster the economy as well. Ivy Bistro, a new Asian-themed eatery owned by Ivy Noodle proprietor Coreen Guo, officially opened its doors Wednesday morning with an 11:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. The bistro is the first restaurant to open in »

Sustainable food key to health, speakers say

September 27, 2011
Grassroots sustainability organizer Karen Washington and chef-turned-businessman Michel Nischan agree: sustainable food supplies should be a right, not a privilege, they said at a talk Monday night. At the event, held at the Yale School of Management, Washington, a representative of Just Food, and local food advocacy organization Wholesome Wave chief executive Michel Nischan spoke »

Asteroid suspected of fowl play in bird deaths

September 20, 2011
Scientists have confirmed that the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs claimed another victim — ancient birds also died on that fiery day. A new study by Yale geology and geophysics postdoctoral associate Nicholas Longrich suggests that the massive asteroid strike that wiped out dinosaurs 65 million years ago was also responsible for the deaths of »
Yale alumni gathered to discuss evolution after a screening of the BBC documentary “Horizon: Are We Still Evolving?” with professor Stephen Stearns.

Humans are still evolving, profs say

September 19, 2011
Those who think that the human race has reached its pinnacle should think again: research shows that human beings are evolving faster than ever before. Led by professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Stephen Stearns, about 75 students and members of the Yale community gathered Friday for a lecture panel and discussion on the ever-changing »

PECK: Here’s looking at you, cats

September 19, 2011
I’m a cat person (bite me, dog lovers, dogs). From a young age, my odd smell and opposable thumbs have drawn cats to me like I was some sort of creamy, mouse-shaped magnet. Fortunately, this partnership has worked out well for both cats and myself: I feed them, house them and give them treats; in »