TFA founder discusses education

It is not always the case that American elementary and high school students do not care — they have not been given enough resources to bring out their full potential, said Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America, an organization that provides teachers for low-income communities by recruiting college graduates to teach for […]

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Yalie in top five for math contest

After years of practicing and dreaming, Xiaosheng Mu ’13 became one of the top five scorers in the 2009 William Lowell Putnam Mathematics competition — a competitive exam offered to over 3,000 college undergraduates in the United States and Canada. He is the first individual Yalie to make the top five since 1989, though a […]

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Climate experts express need for results

Because little action was taken to combat climate change at the United Nations conference last December in Copenhagen, a panel of experts speaking at Yale Law School Tuesday afternoon said there needs to be an effective strategy to ensure fast action on the issue. The panel, which was moderated by Yale Law School professor Douglas […]

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YES celebrates 10 years

The Yale Entrepreneurial Society celebrated its 10th anniversary Wednesday evening in the Loria Center auditorium, where experienced entrepreneurs offered words of wisdom and encouragement to the students hoping to follow in their footsteps. At the event, hosted in honor of entrepreneurs from Yale and New Haven, six entrepreneurs talked about challenges they encountered during their […]

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Profs talk the Southern talk

The chant, “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints,” rang out as students enjoyed their Southern sweet tea. The scene was not a New Orleans football game, but a Pierson College Master’s Tea on Tuesday. In a talk entitled, “Y’all, Drawl and All Else: American English, Southern Style,” Yale linguistics professors Larry Horn and […]

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Many options for safer sex

Because women are biologically more likely than men to be infected with HIV/AIDS, it is crucial that they take measures to protect their sexual health, said Maryann Abbott, project director for the Multi-Level Female Condom Project at the Institute for Community Research, at a talk Tuesday. At the Sex Week talk, Abbott said she seeks […]

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