Yale groundskeepers work diligently for several weeks each fall to clean up fallen leaves.

A labor of leaves

November 19, 2009
Every fall, students are greeted in the morning with the blaring of leaf blowers or the trucks that pick up and grind the fallen leaves. The multicolored spectacle of fall is as important to New England’s identity as clam chowder. But controlling the accumulation of leaves in Yale’s courtyards can become a labor-intensive task for »
Rep. Rose DeLauro and women’s health experts spoke at the Graduate Club Tuesday.

DeLauro talks women’s issues

October 14, 2009
As health care reform muddled through Congress Tuesday, Rep. Rosa DeLauro and women’s health experts spoke about the discrimination women face from health insurance companies. DeLauro, who talked before a group of about 25 at the Graduate Club on Elm Street, said women’s issues have been left out of the debate in the media over »

A fresh start for Commons

October 6, 2009
Where other stores stock Coca Cola, Uncommon’s sleek refrigerated cases contain beverages like Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda. Uncommon, Yale Dining’s newest convenience store, located to the left of the entrance to Commons dining hall, began keeping regular hours on Monday. Students interviewed on site said the store, which advertises “healthy, natural and sustainable” food offerings, »

Study: Lower carbon monoxide levels still dangerous

September 23, 2009
Carbon monoxide emitted by traffic may be harmful even at levels far below those considered safe by government standards, a Yale study has found. An odorless, tasteless air pollutant released by cars in traffic, carbon monoxide is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization due to cardiovascular illness among the elderly, according to a study »