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From Asia to the Ivies, Batiq connects

January 28, 2008 • 0
Through Batiq, the company founded by Michael Waxman ’11, students from as far away as Korea can find themselves sitting face-to-face with a Yale student on a weekly basis — through video conferencing, at least. Waxman, originally class of 2009, is a co-founder of the student mentoring company Batiq, an enterprise that matches non-English-speaking students »
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By A&A, businesses cope with construction

January 25, 2008 • 0
The dust floating through the air won’t hit the ground for at least six months, but despite the inconvenience of extensive University construction on and around Chapel Street, local businesses are seeing clear skies ahead. In the midst of ongoing renovations to the Art & Architecture Building and Jonathan Edwards College, and the construction of »
City

Ingalls renovation will affect interior

January 17, 2008 • 1
Those concerned about the future of New Haven’s architectural landmarks have one fewer thing to worry about after Thursday night’s City Planning Commission meeting. Plans for the renovation of Ingalls Rink approved at the meeting will not affect the rink’s distinctive roof design, the source of its “Yale Whale “nickname. The renovations, set to begin »
Sci-Tech

Dougherty offers Elis dining choices

January 16, 2008 • 0
Karen Dougherty sees her job as providing Yalies with a variety of meal options — and then hoping they choose the healthy ones. “It’s up to [the students] to make the nutritious choices,” Dougherty, the director of communications for Yale University Dining Services, said. “We’re not going to stop serving sugary cereal and gooey desserts.” »
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Law alumni face off over Padilla case

January 14, 2008 • 0
Beyond the deceivingly cozy wood paneling of the Gothic-spired Sterling Law Buildings, a dispute over the nature of torture and civil liberties in war time has pitted two Law School alumni against each other in a high-profile public showdown. Visiting Law School lecturer Jonathan Freiman LAW ’98 has come under fire from pundits and politicians »
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Enrollment of foreigners rises across U.S. colleges

December 5, 2007 • 0
The number of international students enrolled in American universities has increased this year by 3.2 percent over last year — the first substantial increase since 2001-2002. While Yale’s own enrollment of international students has only increased 0.2 percent since last year, the total number of international students choosing to study in America made its first »
Sci-Tech

Study finds link between exercise, mental health

December 4, 2007 • 0
A trip to the gym may be able to do more than just improve physical physique — it could potentially improve the mental health of severely depressed individuals. A Yale study — published yesterday in the biomedical-research publication “Nature Medicine” — indicates that an exercise gene known as VGF works as an effective anti-depressant in »
University

With reservation, YCC backs plan for diversity reps.

November 29, 2007 • 2
The Yale College Council on Nov. 14 voiced support for a Coalition for Campus Unity proposal that would formalize the creation of student diversity coordinators in all 12 residential colleges but declined to become directly involved in the proposal’s implementation, YCC officials told the News this week. Although the Council’s president said she fears some »
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ESPN forsakes The Game for Michigan

November 14, 2007 • 7
The first matchup of undefeated Ivy League football teams since 1968 will take place in New Haven this Saturday. But ESPN College Gameday will be broadcasting from Ann Arbor, Mich. instead. ESPN announced Monday afternoon that its weekly program College Gameday will be on location covering the competition between No. 7 Ohio State and No. »
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Elis push for GameDay to cover H-Y football match

November 12, 2007 • 2
The Yale-Harvard Game is currently being considered for this week’s ESPN College GameDay telecast, but many Yalies say they are skeptical that hosts Chris, Kirk and Lee will actually be on the field Saturday. The success of the Yale and Harvard football teams this season — both are entering Saturday’s matchup undefeated in the Ivy »
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Yalie knocked out of Jeopardy finals

November 6, 2007 • 0
Mehrun Etebari GRD ‘08 will take “Yalies who have competed on Jeopardy” for $128,000. Etebari, who is currently a contestant on Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions, won more than $128,000 over the course of five episodes last year — but it is unlikely he will progress beyond Monday’s round. The seventh highest-grossing winner in Jeopardy history, »
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Univ. debuts food and agriculture concentration

November 2, 2007 • 0
For Elis who plan to spend their post-graduation careers in agriculture, workdays at the Yale Farm are now just the tip of the iceberg lettuce. The University’s department of Environmental Studies officially pioneered a food and agriculture concentration within the environmental studies major this semester, although undergraduates have been informally concentrating in agriculture for several »