Slifka launches LGBT support group

November 3, 2010 • 2
The Slifka Center is increasing the options for homosexual students of faith on campus, launching a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The group, which was founded by Rabbi James Ponet ’68 and Philip Bronstein ’12, will meet four to five times this semester to explore how classical Jewish texts portray sexuality. »

Rabbi brings meditation to Slifka

October 28, 2010 • 1
A new Jewish meditation workshop gives Yalies the opportunity to take a break from their busy schedules and just breathe. Established by Rabbi Jordie Gerson, the meditation sessions are held every Friday at the Slifka Center. The number of attendees has tripled from four to 13 since the first session, which was held Sept. 24. »

Professors discuss Ground Zero mosque

October 26, 2010 • 18
Four scholars discussed freedom of worship, the history of Muslims in the United States and the controversy over the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero Monday in what moderator Perin Gurel ’10 jokingly titled the “panel to restore sanity.” The panelists — Yale American studies chair Matthew Jacobson who received an honorary »

OBITUARY | Employee dies in car crash

October 19, 2010 • 1
David Gay, a Berkeley College Dining Hall employee, lost his life in a car crash early Friday morning. He was 26. Gay and the driver, a family friend, were on their way home from a party when their car struck a tree on the corner of Munson Street and Winter Street. Gay’s brother, Clint Gay, »

Slifka Center hires new rabbi

October 13, 2010 • 9
The Joseph Slifka Center has hired a new associate rabbi: recontructionist Jew Megan Doherty. Doherty was hired this August after spending three years in Israel as a spiritual director teaching Judaic Studies to rabbinnical students from England, South Africa and Australia. Though being in Israel gave her an opportunity to speak Hebrew and made it »

New Review tackles legal questions

October 11, 2010 • 0
For students who think theLaw School Admissions Test could have gone better Saturday, a new undergraduate law publication is helping students bone up on legal education and other topics in the field. The first issue of the Yale Undergraduate Law Review, published Thursday, addresses issues in international and domestic lawand includes a section on legal »

Slifka expands dining hall options

September 14, 2010 • 0
The Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale will now provide kosher meals every day of the week, host a snack hour Friday afternoons, serve brunch and dinner on Sundays, and invite a guest local chef to cook Monday nights. “We hope our expanded meal options will give you even more reasons to hang »
Laura Marris ’10 took part in a three-week field research trip to Wyoming, led by two Yale grad students, to research continental shift.

English major digs geology

September 10, 2010 • 0
After four years of focusing on creative writing and poetry, Laura Marris ’10 joined Taylor Kilian GRD ’14 and Joseph Panzik GRD ’14 on a project that uses paleomagnetic data to understand large-scale shifts of the Earth’s crust. She spent three weeks in Wyoming with geology researchers, maintaining a blog and helping to organize samples, »

Yalies win prize for demystifying forests

September 8, 2010 • 0
Counting trees in a forest has never been easier. SilviaTerra, a new environmental services startup founded by three Yale affiliates, has won the 2010 Sabin Environmental Venture Prize — awarded by the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale ­— for a new technology that collects forest data from outer space. The start-up’s founders »

Slifka hires young rabbi

April 23, 2010 • 0
The Joseph Slifka Center has hired a new associate rabbi, Jordana Gerson, who studied at Harvard and has written for magazines such as the online publication on topics including “Rabbinical School Is Ruining My Love Life” and “The JewBu’s Guide to Eat, Pray, Love.” Gerson will join Slifka in August, replacing one of the »
Starting in November, JetBlue will fly non-stop from Bradley International Airport to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

JetBlue to fly to Bradley

April 20, 2010 • 0
Yalies will soon have another way to fly south for the winter. JetBlue Airways will start twice-daily non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from Hartford’s Bradley International Airport starting Nov. 17, Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Joseph F. Marie, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, announced Monday. The airline will provide the option »

W. CREW | Elis win in home opener

April 13, 2010 • 0
The women’s crew conquered the Class of 1985 Cup for the 11th consecutive year on Saturday in Derby, Conn., when they won the varsity eight race. The crew, currently ranked fourth in the nation, left No. 20 Dartmouth and Boston University in their wake in all five races on the Housatonic River. The Elis’ second »