Why are blue books blue?

I tried to write my first draft of this column in an actual blue book. I had hoped the nervous adrenaline that keeps my fingers moving during three-hour exams would inspire my thoughts to coalesce faster than they normally do in front of a computer screen. Unfortunately, the anxious knot that usually takes up residence […]

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Green job created at environment school

Even as this Indian summer comes to an end and the leaves fade to orange, red, yellow and brown, one person will be making sure Yale continues to get leaner and “greener.” The University recently hired Julie Newman as a full-time sustainability director, following the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Environmental Management (ACEM). The […]

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Green Fund looks for projects to fund

Members of the Yale community who were looking to the University to provide the green to make the campus a little “greener” and more environmentally sustainable are in luck. The provost’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Management (ACEM) announced Friday that it was seeking project proposals to be funded by the Yale Green Fund. This is […]

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Group to work for more protective legislation

Two Connecticut environmental groups are going to be getting a little bit closer this fall, and as far as relationships between non-profit organizations go, this one is getting hot and steamy. Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound have tied the knot, so to speak, by officially merging earlier this month. The two […]

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Environment school receives more funds

Money doesn’t grow on trees, even at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, but this fall a number of environment school students will be benefiting from some extra cash. The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation awarded three fellowships to master’s students at the school, and the GE Foundation recently approved a $100,000 grant for […]

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Speth wants a more worldly Envt. School

With the 1960’s mantra of “Think globally, act locally” becoming ever more relevant in today’s interconnected world, Dean Gustave Speth ’64 LAW ’69 has committed himself to drawing the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies into the global village. Speth, who was first appointed dean of the Environment School in 1999, has worked to […]

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University adopts environment goals

As the school year comes to a close, Yale has adopted a few new objectives to make the University more environmentally responsible. Environment Professor Thomas Graedel, chair of the Advisory Committee for Environmental Management (ACEM) and Bruce Carmichael, Assistant Provost for Science & Technology announced last Wednesday that Yale would adopt seven of the environmental […]

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Environment school seeks to up financial aid

With tuition costs rising at most American universities, recent surveys indicating that fewer low-income students receive the help they need to pay for college, and a recovering economy, ‘financial aid’ has become a buzzword not only among prospective students but also on college campuses across the country. Yale is no exception, with a 5 percent […]

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Eco-friendly building adds touch of ‘green’ to campus

The addition of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ ‘green’ building to Science Hill may make the Yale campus a little bit greenerÊ– or at least more naturally unobtrusive The new building is one of the four goals Gustave Speth ’64 LAW ’69 set last October for his second term as Environment School dean. […]

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Environmental Studies forges ties

Halfway up Science Hill lies the main building of an institution that Dean Gustave Speth ’64 LAW ’69 hopes is becoming a more familiar part of Yale undergraduate life. Sage Hall is the flagship building for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The school, which was founded in 1900, is independent from Yale […]

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Gore tackles threats due to climate

Former Vice President Al Gore spoke to a full audience at Battell Chapel on Tuesday afternoon, warning of the dangers of global warming. The lecture, titled “The Climate Emergency,” was supplemented by photographs of the earth, its environment, as well as graphs documenting climate change and its impacts. “When I use the phrase ‘climate emergency,’ […]

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Initiative explores energy

Gorgeous spring weather like yesterday’s can often make it hard to believe that climate change poses a significant problem, but any environmentalist would tell you that global warming is one of today’s greatest environmental challenges. While students and faculty alike enjoyed the sun, inside Sage Hall a group from the School of Forestry and Environmental […]

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