SATHIAN: Don’t be afraid of being small

September 12, 2013 • 0
Let me tell you something about life after Yale. It’s small.

SATHIAN: Why I’m not voting

November 6, 2012 • 7
In 2008, I was one year and seven days shy of being able to vote. I spent my fall walking around malls and my high school hallways in Atlanta, Ga., registering voters, informing people about their voting rights and doing everything I could in the absence of casting my own ballot. Four years later, I’m »

Premed advising gets a check-up

April 23, 2010 • 0
Being a premed is famously difficult, but students say the advising and support systems in place at Yale are not making it any easier. Ten of 14 premed students interviewed said they are not satisfied with the Undergraduate Career Services program, complaining of long wait times for appointments and a lack of personalized attention from »

Porn star uninvited to Pride Month

April 15, 2010 • 2
Gay porn star Brent Corrigan is available for birthday parties and fashion shows, but an attempt to book him for Yale’s Pride Month fell through. Sean Lockhart, a well-known star in the adult entertainment industry who goes by the stage name “Brent Corrigan,” lambasted Yale students and faculty on his blog for rescinding his invitation »

YCC | Chris LoPresti ’12, UOFC chair

April 9, 2010 • 0
Donning a neon yellow T-shirt reading “Vote for Chris LoPresti” in block letters, Chris LoPresti ’12 sat down with the News on Thursday to outline his plan to make the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee more transparent and responsive to student needs. The sophomore is running for chair of the UOFC, on which he has served »

Competition rises as TFA applicants abound

April 7, 2010 • 0
Yale seniors entering Teach for America this fall get a two-year break from job hunting in a bad economy, but getting a teaching position with the nonprofit may be as competitive as the rest of the job market. With the rise in applications for TFA, a nonprofit that hires college graduates as teachers in underserved »

City tries new approach to counting homeless

April 7, 2010 • 0
Though Yale has sent out e-mails, posted fliers and hosted study breaks to coax students into completing their 2010 census forms, New Haven may not have a strategy in place to count all of its homeless. This year, city officials are trying a different approach to counting the homeless, which student organizers Joe Breen ’12 »

Frosh starts cookie business

April 1, 2010 • 1034
Aaron Seriff-Cullick ’13 answered his phone Tuesday evening with a cheery smile and a flip of his wild red hair. “Hello,” he said. “Call Me Cookie!” Walking across Cross Campus, Seriff-Cullick was on his way to deliver more than 50 homemade cookies to hungry Yalies when he received the call. It was just before 11 »

New Haven dumps recycling contract

March 30, 2010 • 1
Without donuts and groceries as rewards, New Haven residents will have to recycle just to save the earth. Negotiations between the city and RecycleBank, a New York-based company, to financially reward residents for recycling, fell through after RecycleBank could not secure funding that met the city’s standards, City Sustainability Director Christine Eppstein-Tang said Monday. “We »

New green czar takes office

February 22, 2010 • 2
City Hall’s new green czar hit the ground running Tuesday as she began organizing New Haven’s brand new Department of Sustainability. New Haven officials received almost 200 applications for the new position, said Chief Administrator Robert Smuts ’01, who was on the committee of legislators and city officials that selected Christine Eppstein-Tang for the post »
Branford College Master Steven Smith hosts informal weekly “seminars” to discuss literature.

In Branford, a book club — or cult

February 10, 2010 • 19
On Monday nights at 9:30, Geoff Shaw ’10 grabs his copy of Philip Roth’s “American Pastoral,” with his notes in the margins, and his answers to discussion questions, and then heads out the door. Shaw is not rushing to a nighttime seminar or discussion section. Instead he’s heading to the Branford College Master’s house, where »
New Haven residents waiting for electronic trackers to be installed in their recycling bins will need to wait a while longer.

Recycling program delayed

February 9, 2010 • 1
New Haven residents hoping for coupons for their recycling still have to wait. The city’s recycling overhaul — which was approved by the Board of Alderman in November and would provide residents coupons to grocery stores or restaurants for good recycling habits — is delayed because a partner company is struggling to acquire the necessary »