200 apply to be city’s green czar

February 5, 2010
City Hall will soon have its very first green czar. A committee of top city administrators will announce the creation of a new sustainability department and the appointment of a new director of sustainability late next week, said Chief Administrative Officer Robert Smuts ’01, who will oversee the new office. He added that the director »
Mcsweeney’s editor, Christopher Monks, spends an afternoon talking to Yalies about the travails and triumphs of his writing career online and in print.

Editor of Mcsweeney’s Internet Tendency masters humor

January 29, 2010
He’s a college graduate, the winner of three NCAA pools and he just taught himself PowerPoint. Though Christopher Monks, the editor of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, a humorous online offshoot of the McSweeney’s publishing house, facetiously said those were his only qualifications to give a Master’s Tea, he nonetheless drew a crowd of about 20 curious »
Jordan Greenblatt ’11 enters the Undergraduate Career Services building on his way to an interview.

Elis hold out hope for finance jobs

January 21, 2010
After the financial crisis threw off Wall Street’s groove, the allure of summer internships had fewer juniors donning suits and heading to interviews. Now that the job market shows signs of improvement, that student interest is also making a rebound. The process is just heating up this week: Though a lucky few have already pocketed »

Fashion meets veganism

December 3, 2009
“Vegan clothing store” might bring to mind tie-dye, hemp necklaces and “organic brownies.” But at 11:30 a.m. today, just such a store will celebrate its grand opening on the corner of York and Elm streets. So in addition to vegan jambalaya at their college dining halls, Yalies will be able to get upscale, meatless fashion »
Tents covered the New Haven Green Thursday night for a fundraising event planned jointly by New Haven and Yale groups.

Tent City fights homelessness

November 20, 2009
Elm Street was alive with the sounds of laughter, the strains of a guitar and the shouts of people calling, “Fight the fight — end homelessness!” The New Haven Green was lit up with vibrant music, baked goods and tents, tents, tents Thursday night as part of Tent City, an event to raise at least »

Yale scientists to study female soldiers

November 18, 2009
Starting in December, Yale researchers will conduct one of the first ever studies exclusively about female soldiers. Scientists will investigate whether female soldiers are more likely than males to have difficulty adjusting to civilian life after being in combat, School of Medicine professor and principal researcher Rani Desai said. “It’s a long-standing idea, but we »

Prizes fund research for junior professors

November 16, 2009
Seven junior professors were honored last week for their research across different fields. The awards honored faculty across three fields: the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and interdisciplinary studies, granting the seven professors funds for further research. Winners were nominated by their respective department heads in recognition of particularly outstanding research and teaching. The »

Book on Heidegger causes a stir

November 11, 2009
An English translation published by the Yale University Press of a French book that seeks to remove German philosopher Martin Heidegger from philosophy curricula because of his Nazi sympathies is drawing criticism across the country. The book, “Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy In Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935” by French philosopher »
Sean Fraga/contributing photographer
Among the changes, the current system for sorting recyclable material will be dropped in favor of an unsorted system.

City proposes recycling rewards

November 3, 2009
A new city program may allow Yale off-campus students to receive coupons for donuts or vitamins starting next year. Under the new initiative, on which the Board of Aldermen will vote Thursday, city officials and members of a partner organization, RecycleBank, would attach tracking devices to garbage trucks and recycling bins to gather information about »

Mensa hosts test at Yale

October 19, 2009
A group of intelligent people gathered in William L. Harkness Hall on Saturday to take a test. Sounds like a typical Yale morning. But instead of taking a midterm, Saturday’s test-takers were assessing their intelligence by taking a two-part, roughly two-hour standardized exam — in the hopes of getting into Mensa, a networking organization for »

Drink like a rock star

October 15, 2009
“If you can’t be a rock star, might as well drink like one,” reads the sign over the menu at New Haven’s C.O. Jones Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar, which, according to the October issue of Playboy magazine, is one of the top 10 tequila bars in America. Sandwiched between a real estate agency and »

Students step toward health

October 8, 2009
At 7 a.m. Wednesday morning the rain was pouring down, and the last thing most Yalies probably wanted to do was walk to class. But at the kindergarten through eighth grade Edgewood Magnet School, the student body was celebrating International Walk to School Day despite the inclement weather. The day ultimately involved little walking for »